…well, you all know how I feel about Matilda Jane and if you don’t then you should read here.  Quite simply, Matilda Jane=happiness, love, strength of character, and plain ole girly giddiness.  MJC and it’s office of girls have been in my life for 6 years.  I adore them so…

If you haven’t gotten any Matilda Jane lately for your girls, or your ladies(gents) then you should head on over to www.matildajaneclothing.com and get your favorite pieces before they are gone.

Want this outfit?  It’s the Miss Fancy Tank Dress, Old Gold Cardigan, and Orion tights.

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  • She’s georgeus, i love the colors and the details.. love it!!!!

  • Jess

    OMG these are GORGEOUS!!! I HEART these so much!!

…from the first email I knew that these two were kindred spirits.  Elise used as many exclamation points as I did, and Phil followed up with his own “can’t wait to work with you email”.  From there, a true friendship blossomed.  I CAN NOT express how much I adore these two.  Both of them care so much for the people around them and are so selfless in their thoughts and actions.  The world is a better place with them in it.

Now it was all just a bonus that they had impecible style and a vision that made my heart skip a beat.  From Elise’s gold Theia gown to Phil’s custom made shoes, to their outdoor ceremony set off by the juxtaposition of industrial lights and the soft landscape.  Le sigh. Le swoon.

Tina Barrera, the florist, really tuned into Elise’s vision with the light bulbs, which were turned into vases, and hand painted the succulents to accent the gold. Aries Rental custom made the antique light ceremony backdrop.

Elise walked down the aisle to Justin Timberlake’s Mirrors.  It was AWESOME!! …and the Events Luxe gals made everything go soooo smoothly!!  Elise’s sister, Lindsay recruited wedding guests to make a video and surprise them at the reception.  Check out the end of the post for the link to the video…It’s hilarious!!

Event Coordination: Events Luxe

Brides Gown: Theia Brides Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Florist: Special Event Florist Tina Barrera

Reception Venue:  Neo on Locust 4th floor

Custom light backdrop: Aries Events

Reception furniture rentals: Finch vintage rentals & Worn Vintage Rentals

Catering- Butler’s Pantry

Millenium Dj’s


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  • johanna mcshan

    Gorgeous photos. Question: Did you use a flash for your reception photos?

  • Megan

    OHMIGOSH. Everything is so so so amazing [and impeccably photographed] that I want to live in this wedding. Or at the very least, steal the dresses and shoes.

Ah where do I start with Sandy and Alan…

When I met them in NYC for their engagement.  We instantly hit it off.  They were so wonderful and we had such an amazing day.  I just knew their wedding was going to be perfect.  They choose Byron Colby Barn in Chicago as their venue, since Alan was from Chicago.  It was going to be a perfect outdoor wedding with a ho-down in a barn.  Well Mother nature had other plans.  It rained literally ALL day…like all day…and you know what…it couldn’t have been more perfect.  They moved the ceremony indoors, and it was warm and intimate.  Just Perfect.

Sandy is a letterpress artist and she and Alan created their invites…are they not amazing!?!?  Her dress, by Vera Wang, was the most soft and beautiful dress I’ve ever seen. Let’s not forget Alan, his wedding day style was perfect with his suit from Black Lapel.  Bravo!  One of my favorite parts of the wedding was the press on tattoos…hehehe…they rocked!

Thank you for an unforgettable day.  We need to get some of your friends to hire me, so we can all hang again…right?!?!?  Shinae…Susan…???;)

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  • Beautiful wedding and photos! I used to live 10 minutes from Prairie Crossing and shoot there all the time! I think half of my clients lived there. It’s a beautiful place. It’s fun recognizing a location where you are!

  • Lovely work! What a gorgeous venue… hard to believe this is near Chicago! Also, biggest cake-piece I’ve ever seen the bride feed to her new man. Hilarious. ;)