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Tea Time Trends

When Debi Lilly reached out to see if I wanted to document some beautiful tea time trends, you can imagine my answer was a quick YES YES YES! Debi and her team from A Perfect Event created this gorgeous tablescape for the 2017 Chicago Flower & Garden Show. It featured pastel Villeroy & Boch...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

DL Loft- Bridal Tea Shower

My how time flies! Am I right?! As Dan and I approach our first wedding anniversary in a few short months, I thought it might be fun to take a look back at our wedding events here on my blog. First up is this gorgeous bridal shower, hosted by Debi Lilly of A Perfect Event and Jessie Pare. DL Loft...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Tea Time with RLP – Harney & Sons

I come from a long line of tea drinkers. My paternal Great-Grandparents, both from Ireland, used to have a pot of black tea on the stove almost constantly. The tradition carried down to their daughter (my Grandmother) and my Aunt Wendy, who introduced me to adding milk and sugar to my tea. My...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

‘Celebrate Everything’ Darcy Miller Book Signing

Celebrate Everything, by Darcy Miller, is a fantastic resource guide for creating thoughtful, Pinterest-worthy parties at any budget. The Martha Stewart Weddings editor-at-large left no stone un-turned, creating what has been referred to as the new bible of entertaining. It was such an honor to...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

University of Chicago Engagement Session

This University of Chicago engagement session is straight out of a fairy tale. Get ready for tons of romance, stunning architecture, Fall foliage and lots of champagne! Does it get any better than that?! I first met Matt, the groom-t0-be, in Mother Goose’s pre-school class. Our beautiful...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Tiffany & Co. Chicago Proposal

From the ensemble playing “Moon River” to the champagne toast afterwards, this Tiffany & Co proposal is straight out of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. While walking past Tiffany’s, Deema & Holly stopped to fawn over a gorgeous bauble in the window. Suddenly, Deema told...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Toni Patisserie Brand Photography

Last Spring I had the privilege of styling and photographing these beautifully designed macaron boxes for Toni Patisserie & Cafe. For this shoot, I wanted to showcase the unique boxes as well as feature different color combinations of macarons. Flowers have long been one my favorite styling...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Public Hotel Chicago Wedding

Heather & Chris’s Public Hotel Chicago wedding was chock full of winter goodness. We spent some time exploring downtown, taking photos and trying to stay warm. We were excited to see the tree up by the Wrigley Building and all the lovely decorations. From there we headed to Public Hotel...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Downtown Chicago Engagement Session

I am so thrilled to share Mallory & Brien’s downtown Chicago engagement session with you today. And not just because these two are adorable but because I have known Mal most of her life. She and her family lived three houses down from us in good old Edison Park, part of Chicago’s...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Friendsgiving 2016!

Last week Dan and I hosted ‘Friendsgiving’ and it was a complete success! We look forward to our annual dinner each year, as we host between 8-10 of our closest friends at our little Evanston, IL cottage. This year, I was excited to utilize a number of items we received from our...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

North Ave Beach Engagement Session

Danielle and Evan’s engagement session still has my heart a flutter. We spent our time together exploring Fourth Presbyterian Church on the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago, a spot of significance for the lovely Bride. The weather was a bit chilly and sort of dreary but it couldn’t...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Fashion Forward Waldorf Astoria & The Violet Hour Wedding

Oh these two! Reliving this GORGEOUS Chicago wedding at The Waldorf Astoria & The Violet Hour today as Sarah & Jay celebrate their one year anniversary. I remember my first conversation with Sarah where we bonded over a shared love of fashion and cocktails. After hearing about their unique...Click HERE to see more of the magic»