January 29th, 2015

Full Planning Wedding, August 2014

I did full planning on this wedding–soup to nuts–for this absolutely lovely couple.  Design-wise what you see is their taste.  I executed it and gave them lots of advice on how to make things work.

The wedding took place at the Cheney Mansion in Oak Park.

The wedding took place at the Cheney Mansion in Oak Park.

The ceremony for about 60 guests was on the lawn.

The ceremony for about 60 guests was on the lawn.

You can see how happy these special people are together!

You can see how happy these special people are together!

Cocktails were in the solarium and on the patio of the mansion.

Cocktails were in the solarium and on the patio of the mansion.

The cake from Swedish Bakery greeted guests in the front hall.

The cake from Swedish Bakery greeted guests in the front hall.

Here's a close-up of the cake.  Swedish Bakery did an outstanding job of matching the invitation.

Here's a close-up of the cake. Swedish Bakery did an outstanding job of matching the invitation.

Catering was by Food Obsession, also of Oak Park.

Catering was by Food Obsession, also of Oak Park.

Here's the main hall of the mansion set up for dinner.

Here's the main hall of the mansion set up for dinner.

The head table was in front of the fireplace.  Take a look at the flowers from Mille Fiori in Evanston.

The head table was in front of the fireplace. Take a look at the flowers from Mille Fiori in Evanston.

There were many heart-felt toasts.

There were many heart-felt toasts.

conga-line

The DJ from Toast and Jam kept everyone on the dance floor. The conga line was three rooms long.

They had a lot of fun spoofing a bouquet toss.

They had a lot of fun spoofing a bouquet toss.

All the children had decorated the get-away car.

All the children had decorated the get-away car.