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Royal Fox Country Club Wedding – Jenna and Matt

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Typically brides get really stressed out about the possibility of rain on their wedding day.  Not Jenna though, she was beaming the whole day.  Gah, and the emotional smiles and happy tears from everyone made it hard to not get a good shot at this Royal Fox Country Club Wedding.  Seriously Jenna, your friends and family are amazing!

So, back to the rain- a thing we love about rain? The color of the trees and grass that go along with it. All of our wedding photos seem to get more vibrant after the rain.  A huge thank you to Jenna and Matt for being willing to go out on the Green of the Royal Fox Country Club when the clouds still looked like they were going to burst.

Now… to start with the perfect wedding ballerina shoes for today.

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My Favorite shot of the day.  Thanks Jason for being the perfect photojournalist I can count on.

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Jenna with all of her radiance.  While Matt- learned to drive stick shift quicker than anyone I ever met.

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The hill at the Royal Fox Country club is one of my favorite spots on all of their grounds.

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Love the concentration- but! It was so awesome, lets do the whole wedding bouquet toss montage… Yes!

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April 2014

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A Chicago Winter Engagement Photography Session- Voni and Clivens

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A nice throwback in case any of you forgot how crazy this winter was.  And Voni & Clivens are amazing  in their Chicago winter engagement photography session – for bearing that crazy cold during their engagement session.  And thank you guys so much for doing it! You are rockstars.

There is a certain crisp wonderfulness in the feel and colors of winter.  When the sky is big and blue, it gives all of the earthy tones a warm vibe- and we can use all of the warm we could get! Enough of all of this, now for checking these two rock out a crisp and ‘breezy’ winter engagement.

 

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Purple is growing in my favorite colors.  Voni- if there is ever anyone who can rock a white coat with a warm purple hat, it’s you. (Step aside Olivia Pope)

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And the fact that these two were willing to take a couple of photos without their coats on? Awesome.  One of my favorite winter engagement sessions ever.

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Just a little insert of the crazy ice we had this year, in case any of you forgot.  Yikes!

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Sunday

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April 2014

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Happy Easter! Easter Egg Natural Dye Recipes Experiments!

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Hello hello! Happy Spring and Happy Easter! Holy cow, so much has happened since we went on hiatus from blogging.  So much to share! With the amazing weather this weekend, I found it fitting to freshen up the blog a bit, and what better to start with than a Easter egg natural dye recipe experiment.

We have so many amazing weddings to share from last year, 27 weddings along with a ton of engagement sessions. But first, lets begin with some dyed eggs.

To start off with, here is what you will need:
White and Brown Eggs
Red Cabbage
Blackberries (1lb)
Red Onion Skins (from approx a 3 lb bag)
Turmeric(3 Tablespoons)
White Vinegar (1 Tablespoon in each pot)

I used about 1/3 of a cabbage for each of the different blues (one with vinegar, one without) But! You can use a whole cabbage for a deep wonderful blue.

First, in each of your separate pots, put your ingredients in, trying to use little water- but enough to cover the eggs once they go in.  After each pot is filled, and the eggs are placed- bring the pot to a boil for 15 minutes. Take the pot off the stove, and let it rest until it’s cool- then you put the pots in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, use a slotted spoon to carefully take the eggs out (not to disturb the dye film on the egg) and let them dry fully.
Arrange and enjoy!

*You can also boil the fruits and veggies in the pots separate, to create a dye solution- but time was of the essence this weekend, so I just put everything in together.

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Had to use iPhone photos for these photos- my fingers were covered in dye.  Hope the info-graph helps and cheers to all of the upcoming weddings and engagements to share! Happy Spring!

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DIY wedding feature in Ruffledblog

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We all have doilies hanging around somewhere.  Whether it be resting on a windowsill under a potted plant or tucked away in a box at your parents’ house.  Together with Revelry Creative, we teamed up to recreate these crochêd little gems.
Another big thank you to Ruffled Blog for featuring the step by step how-to for this DIY wedding project.  Check it out!

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Here are the step by steps:

Supplies:
- Flour
- Water
- Balloons
- Vintage Doilies
- Cups (to place balloon doily molds upright while drying)

Directions:
Blow balloons up to match the size of the doilies (smaller doilies require smaller balloons)
Mix 1 part flour to 1 part water for paste
Dip the doily fully into the Mixture
Wipe excess mixture off of doily
Place the doily on top of the balloon
Place the doily balloon form on top of the cup
Let sit for 3 days until the dome doily structure has hardened.

Let the air out of the balloon and the dry doily will hold the dome shape on its own for decorating.