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June 2011



Katherine and David

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The weather was perfect- a delightful 68 degrees and sunny in the midst of storms and 90 degree heat.  How did we get so lucky?  On top of that, the breeze on the lakefront in Evanston which we had the opportunity to check out after the wedding was excellent.

Katie and David got married at the Hilton Orrington, up in Evanston, IL. The details were wonderful- the centerpieces being one of my favorites- Books!  To go with the theme from the engagement shoot 2 weeks ago at O’gara and Wilson bookstore in Hyde Park. On top of the lovely stacks of books sat a well arranged mound of purple flowers, carrying the same texture as Katie’s dress. (And cake!)   From those details, we move onto the something old and blue- Grandma’s kerchief. <3

I was amazed at the detail job on Katie’s shoes- turns out she bought them on Etsy! The shoes were shipped just in time from Pretty Grotesque in London.

Rummaging though drawers a few weeks before the wedding, David stumbled upon a letter from his best man Daniel after summer camp in 1999.  David was the camp counselor and they had a great connection, from listening to new tunes, to talking about how the cubbies were actually winning, and the weather.  It was wonderful, and an amazing tear jerker during his speak, my eyes even watered until i bit my lip and kept on snapping photos.

Katie’s lovely mom suprised her with a visit from her friend from gradeschool,Thom Zolghadr (a talented violinist) who now lives in Los Angeles, wandering into the room, stylish with violin melodies and all. 🙂 EEEK!  I was having such a hard time keeping in the secret. But, she told us a few minutes before he showed, so there wasn’t too much time to keep quiet.



See? See!? The matching texture of the bouquet and dress?  Wonderful!

The best of congrats to both of you.  🙂  Enjoy the time together with the new puppies, and have fun at your new job!!! xoxo



January 2011



Portage Theatre Wedding – Stephanie and Dave

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I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS POST!!!  Stephanie and Dave are so cute!!! These two had the most lovely indoor theater gumdrop candy popcorn Portage Theatre wedding ever!  I can’t even begin to describe.

Stephanie and Dave met on a late late Wednesday night randomly, at Marie’s- and they instantly hit it off due to their mutual love of Karaoke! Stephanie works in Music management, so it all comes together.  Oh and the dress!  Inspired by the dress Audrey Hepburn wore in the movie ‘Funny Face’- and made by the awesome estyer- Porshes Place. Every detail was fantastic! From the handmade necklace, to all of the fitted vintage bridesmaids dresses, to the buttons on the peacock feather boutonnière.

The ceremony and rehearsal all took place at Portage Theatre, up in 6 corners.  You know- from the movie about John Dillinger that Johnny Depp starred in? Public Enemy?  Yes! That one!  What a beautiful theatrical place! (given, John Dillinger actually was gunned down at the Biograph Theater, but that’s besides the point) The ceiling was my favorite- along with the stonework on the front of the building- and the little upstairs area where Stephanie was stowed away in.

Oh!  And Stephanie handmade all of the bouquets from tissue paper! They were amazing!  Along with the table centerpieces and various decorating delights. Speaking of details, Stephanie and Dave’s wedding bands had fingerprints imprinted on the inside of the ring. Yay! Big congrats to Stephanie and Dave! We can’t wait to grab drinks with you guys!