Sophia & Todd’s Wedding – Pinstripes (Oak Brook)

We were hired 4 months before Sophia and Todd’s big day to serve as their day of coordinators for their upcoming wedding. It was such a delight getting to know Sophia over those 4 months and assisting her in finalizing her wedding details. She defined herself upon our initial meeting as having a true Type A personality and really saw herself having a hard time handing over the “day of” responsibilities to someone else. The more she got to know us though, it became easier for her to hand things over to us and I do believe (based on the WONDERFUL review she left us), that she was truly relaxed and incredibly stress free on her wedding day. This was our first event at Pinstripes in Oak Brook and we couldn’t have been more excited. The (amazingly warm 80 degree) day in April began at the Doubletree in Oak Brook for hair and make-up. The talented photographers with Della Terra Photography were on hand to capture the entire day’s events. Following the ceremony at a quaint church in Elmhurst, we had a vintage car from Classic Wedding Car waiting to sweep them off to Pinstripes. Sophia’s vision fit in perfectly with the ambiance of Pinstripes – romantic, rustic, simple. Together, she and Todd pulled together many DIY items for the reception including mason jars decorated with burlap to serve as the centerpieces. We filled those jars with large bunches of baby’s breath and set them upon round, rustic tree slices. The string lighting throughout the room was the perfect finishing touch! The guests mingled and ate on the balcony during cocktails and the DJs with A Post Production kept things exciting on the dance floor. Post dinner, the guests were treated to games of bowling and bocce ball. All in all, it was truly a beautiful wedding that we were honored to be a part of!

Venue – Pinstripes (Oak Brook) – http://pinstripes.com/

Photographer – Della Terra Photography – http://dellaterraphoto.com/

DJ – A Posh Production – http://aposhproduction.com/

Flowers (personal/church) – Moss Fine Floral – http://www.mossfinefloralblog.com/

Transportation – Classic Wedding Car – http://classicweddingcar.com/

Wedding Day of Coordination – An Affair to Remember

***All photos courtesy of Della Terra Photography***

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Patricia and Colin’s Wedding at the Danada House

We had the pleasure of working with Patricia and Colin over the course of a year to help plan all the details of their wedding. Besides being just incredibly nice people, they were so easy going and so effortless to work with. We settled upon the Danada House as the ceremony and reception location for a late March wedding. There were no doubts in their mind once they saw this venue – beautiful, open space with wall-to-wall windows. The day came together wonderfully based on a team effort with some amazing vendors. Colin Lyons captured the entire day’s event with his stunning photography. Vanilla Video was there to catch everything on film. MDM Entertainment provided the gorgeous uplighting around the room and monogram on the dance floor. When it came to floral, Phillips Flowers provided the décor for the ceremony and the groom’s Mom provided the centerpieces for the reception (stunning!!). The guests nibbled and dined on delicious food from My Chef catering along with dessert courtesy of La La Li Bakery. They danced the night away with entertainment with the ever energetic DJ’s with Toast and Jam. The little details are what really made the day special. Audra Byrne with An Affair to Remember worked with the couple on their place cards and table assignments. The tables were all named after significant places in their life. The place cards were held up by single origamis handmade by the bride’s father. Despite the chilly weather, the sun was shining all day and it was a perfect wedding to kick off our 2014 wedding season!

Venue – Danada House http://www.danadahouse.com/

Caterers: My Chef – http://mychef.com/

Bakery – La La Li Bakery – http://www.lalalibakery.com/

Photographer – Colin Lyons Photography – http://weddings.colinlyonsphotography.com

Videographer – Vanilla Video – http://vanillavideo.com/

DJs – Toast & Jam – http://toastandjamdjs.com/

Uplighting – MDM Entertainment – http://www.mdmentertainment.com/

Ceremony Floral – Phillips Flowers http://www.phillips-flowers.com/

Wedding Planning & Stationary Services – An Affair to Remember

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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