Featured Wedding

July 17th, 2017

KED Design's flowers complemented the orange and purple color scheme.  Check out the bride's shoes in matching colors.

I did full planning on a wedding that was featured on the blog A Bicycle Built for Two.  It’s a blog that says it is “real wedding inspiration for lesbians, queers, and everyone else.”  I love what they do!  They show real people and their real choices for celebrating.

So, please check out the post about the wedding I planned.  And take a look at their archives.  There’s a lot of good stuff there.

Photos from Grove Wedding

July 10th, 2017

I was at one of my favorite venues the other night, the Redfield Estate at The Grove in Glenview.  It was a vow renewal ceremony for the couple, and they had a great time with their family and friends.  Here are a few pictures that I took of the reception.

cocktail hour at the grove grove pavilion guest book mr and mrs pavilion reception rose centerpiece wedding cake

Committed 2017

March 6th, 2017

Did you miss Committed 2017, the annual wedding show staged by the Green Wedding Alliance?  It was a couple of weeks ago at the Greenhouse Loft.  As always, it was a fun, low-key afternoon of food and flowers and happy people planning their weddings.  All the vendors are members of the Green Wedding Alliance.  Here are a few photos from the show.

Committed wedding show

Greenhouse Loft was decked out for the occasion.

FIG Catering was there with their delicious food.

FIG Catering was there with their delicious food.

So was Food for Thought.

So was Food for Thought.

Cacao Bakery was right next to me.

Cacao Bakery was right next to me.

Erickson Design was across from me with their invitations and paper products.

Erickson Design was across from me with their invitations and paper products.

Spilled Ink Press was there, too.

Spilled Ink Press was there, too.

Fab Flora had a fab display.

Fab Flora had a fab display.

And Pollen had some of their floral displays there.

And Pollen had some of their floral displays there.

One of the most unusual vendors, PoemGrown will write custom poetry for your event!

One of the most unusual vendors, PoemGrown will write custom poetry for your event!

And here was my table.  Green wedding planners always bring their bicycles!

And here was my table. Green wedding planners always bring their bicycles!

A little close-up.

A little close-up.

Photos from a Steampunk Wedding

February 27th, 2017

I worked with this really fun couple last fall on their wedding at the Levy Center in Evanston.  They did everything to their own personal taste, so it turned out really wonderful.  Check out these photos.

You could tell right off that this was not going to be an entirely traditional wedding.  Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

You could tell right off that this was not going to be an entirely traditional wedding. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Rabbi Debra Nesselson was their terrific officiant. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Rabbi Debra Nesselson was their terrific officiant. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

The bride carried a decorated lantern instead of a bouquet.  Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

The bride carried a decorated lantern instead of a bouquet. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Can you tell that they were a little excited? Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Can you tell that they were a little excited? Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Since both bride and groom are gamers, here's the bride with her wedding dice. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Since both bride and groom are gamers, here’s the bride with her wedding dice. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Instead of spending a lot of money on decorations, they asked their guests to dress up.  Here's their MC. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Instead of spending a lot of money on decorations, they asked their guests to dress up. Here’s their MC. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Table decor was appropriately goth. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Table decor was appropriately goth. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Here's another look at the decor. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Here’s another look at the decor. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

The MC helps a member of the wedding party give a toast.  Yes, it's actual toast. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

The MC helps a member of the wedding party give a toast. Yes, it’s actual toast. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Of course there was dancing. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Of course there was dancing. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

There were also games for the guests. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

There were also games for the guests. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

There was no cake at this wedding, but this is what decorated the ice cream bar. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.

There was no cake at this wedding, but this is what decorated the ice cream bar. Photo by Danielle Heinson Photography.