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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»

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Wedding

Intimate weddings are so romantic; especially when they take place at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park, a picturesque natural wonderland, nestled close by Chicago’s lake front. Amy & Ruben married on a chilly day in May surrounded by their immediate family. The Bride wore a...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Champagne Soiree

On this, my 32nd birthday, I am sharing a few snaps from the champagne tasting soiree I threw last weekend for a few close friends. My fiance, Dan, originally came up with the idea knowing how much I adore fizzy beverages. I talk incessantly about how I want to learn more about real champagne and...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Waveny House, Garden Party Wedding

Justine and Dan’s Waveny House wedding in New Canaan, Connecticut was a complete & utter dream. The weather was perfect, the bride and groom looked incredible and everyone had a wonderful time. The lovely couple, who you might remember from their Wicker Park engagement session, flew RLP...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Connecticut Rehearsal Dinner

Rehearsal dinners are so special, and this one was no different. Justine & Dan are a fantastic couple. To recap: I met Justine while we were delayed on the same flight to NYC. My gal pals and I were headed to the city for a girls weekend and Justine was on the way to meet Dan, her fiance, to...Click HERE to see more of the magic»

Signature Cocktail Inspiration

Why hello there! Thank you for stopping by! For those of you who don’t already know this, signature cocktails are my thing. I. Just. Love them. As someone who really likes to entertain and play hostess with the mostess, coming up with unique (and delicious) cocktails for our guests to indulge...Click HERE to see more of the magic»