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Hannah + Joe: A Modern Wildflower Inspired Wedding by Anni Cee Photographie
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Happy Monday readers! Did everyone have a good holiday weekend? We know we’re struggling a bit with readjusting to the office, so we thought we’d share a gorgeous Autumn-inspired wedding to distract ourselves a bit. Photographed beautifully by Anni Cee Photographie, Hannah and Joe’s modern DIY Chicago wedding stands out for two main reasons: the florals and the fashion. See how wonderfully they pair together below! For more details from the day, be sure to check out our full gallery.

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Love + Merriment
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings, Things we heart

Today, I’m wishing you the merriest of holidays… time with family, good food, rest, relaxation, and most of all love.  When Ana sent me this video of her wedding, I was completely won over by the sweet sentiment of the day.  Merry, festive and full of love.  Ana and Vitto, two artistic types in Bulgaria, married this past summer… they went for alternative over tradition and the keepsake video is just too charming.  I promise.. it’ll make you feel all warm and fuzzy.

Video by Mihail Novakov and Natalia Iordanova

Music: I’ll Try Anything Once by The Strokes

Happy happy, Merry merry



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Lady in Red… {A Real Wedding Designed by Orange in Bloom}
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

First things first.  Big props to Dana for wearing this little red frock on her wedding day.  I love her retro look- from the glasses to the hair to the red lips.. perfectly photogenic!  From day one, Dana and Shane knew that their wedding was going to reflect them down to every last detail. The day was full of color, handcrafted details, outdoor fun, music, and good times with friends.  Inspired by her knack for planning her own wedding, Dana started a company called Orange in Bloom and plans weddings in the Chicago area. Have fun peeking thru their amazing photos by Hanle Productions!The couple and many of their guests made the short trek from Chicago to La Porte, Indiana to enjoy a rustic, lakeside experience at The Red Barn.  The ceremony was a quick one… outdoors, under the hot July sun, while the reception lasted long into the evening with fun and games like bags and croquet. 

Dana gives the full run down of her planning process just below…

All our best to Dana + Shane!

Planning a unique and creative wedding?  I was recently interviewed by REVEL blog about that very topic… {head over here} to read it!

Photos by Hanle Productions

Event Design by Orange in Bloom

Day Of Coordination: Get Hitched Weddings

Bride’s Dress by Anthropologie

Bride’s Hair & Makeup by Tigerlilie Salon

Venue: The Red Barn Experience in LaPorte, Indiana

Catering by Sweet Baby Ray’s Catering Company

Reception Entertainment: Style Matters DJs

From the Bride: Our wedding ended up being exactly what we had hoped it would be. A labor of love that we had put a lot of work into and a wonderful party that our guests enjoyed as much as we did. We spent months making the paper flower centerpieces. We also handmade our favors, which were family cookbooks with some of our favorite family recipes.

My mom made the table runners out of fabric that I had chosen and my lovely grandmother made hundreds of cupcakes. We had a “build your own cupcake” table with different toppings set out in mugs to sprinkle on top of each cupcake — chocolate chips, sprinkles, nuts, even gummy bears made an appearance. It was fun for the kids especially, but the adults loved it, too.

One of the greatest struggles we had in preparing for our wedding was the dreaded dance. Neither of us are dancers and at one point, we joked that instead of having a first dance we would have a “first game of bags.” We are both music lovers though and so we decided to suck it up and figure out a way to unleash our inner dancers. I suggested something that at first sounded crazy to us, but ended up giving us the direction we needed. We watched videos online, learned the Foxtrot and made it work with our first dance, which was to “Baby” by Devendra Banhart.

Our wedding ceremony was seven minutes long (we timed it) and included a Kurt Vonnegut quote (we have our wonderful officiant to thank for that). I know that the guests were grateful to only be out under the hot July sun for seven minutes. But, as the night progressed and the sun began to set, it was impossible for them to ignore the beautiful setting. The field was practically glowing and everyone was enamored of the stars.

We still get compliments from our guests who insist ours was the most enjoyable wedding they’ve ever been to. My advice to other couples is to be true to what you envision and go with your gut. Your guests will appreciate all those little details and see the love you put into it.


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Feather Friday: Conni + Clint
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

There is SO much to love about this wedding.

1. Conni + Clint are two stylish and cool peeps.  Made for each other, you could say? 2. the WOW color palette3. Rad photography by Anjuli.4. Super trendy styling (including our fave- feathers) Come on… that archway?!? awesome.Every aspect of the day was infused with creativity… the day not only embodied their love, but the things they love. The San Diego Children’s Museum was the perfect space for a day of whimsical artistry.Bright orange curtains made for an eyecatching backdrop… while patterned table runners fashioned a trendy, eclectic vibe. Chalboard love. Guests even had an opportunity to find their inner artist, by creating something for the newlyweds!The evening was topped off with a plentiful dessert bar embellished with peacock feathers.

‘love is color, love is character, and love is cheer.’ –Anjuli Pashcall

Photographs by Anjuli

Venue: San Diego Children’s Museum

Event Design: Before I Do Events

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