Decorating with a special drape

Prairie Production was the venue for Anne & Loren’s wedding in Chicago on Saturday, April 23, 2011. It’s a fantastic space because it’s a blank slate! There is so much that can be done to decorate. Anne’s cousin Melissa used her artistic talent to make a drape that separated the eating area from the ceremony area before and during the ceremony. When the eating area was ready for guests, the curtain was pulled back.

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Decorating the dance floor

For Jessica & Kenny’s wedding, Jessica wanted to add some pizzaz to the dance floor.

We have seen vinyl signs meant for dance floors, but we had not yet seen a transfer like this. Hamilton’s 110 North East let Jessica go ahead and give it a try. She said it was harder to get off than the vinyl sheets, but it did come off fairly easily – albeit in pieces.

The best part was that is took the dance traffic very well. Jessica said she bought it off the website

An aside: check out the WallTat video and WallTat web page by one of our brides, Jordan Guide (info also on her design blog). She has her own line of wall tattoos that might be fun for a personalized wedding day. We photographed her wedding to Jim (Shkëlaim) in 2008 with ceremony at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, reception at Venuti’s in Addison. They had a combination Albanian wedding and western ceremonies, a fun day for wedding photography!

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Nicole & Erik’s unique cake

Nicole & Erik were married Sunday, June 12, 2011, at Erin’s Pavilion at Springfield’s new Southwind Park. The cake design was something we had never seen before. Nicole said she saw the design in a book of ideas at Specialty Cakes and loved it. Here Tammy from Specialty Cakes decorates with flowers and greenery from An Event Design.

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Reception & decoration highlights – Erin & Greg

Erin & Greg's head table was decorated with their monograms. The brown circle table cloths over the white led the guests eyes right to the happy couple.
Instead of a traditional guest book, guests wrote messages to the couple on small cards and tied them to the tree branch at the table outside the dining room.
Erin & Greg's cake had the wedding colors on alternating tiers and used flowers as the topper. It was also decorated with a monogram.
Place cards kept with the wedding colors. The cards were stuck in a patch of grass - which continued the "earthy" theme of the wedding.
Guests found favors at each setting - a potted succulent they were encouraged to take home.
The centerpieces were varied and included cake stands, coffee beans and candles. Instead of table numbers, each table was given the name of a type of tree.
Erin & Greg's wedding stationary was handmade by Erin & her mother, Melissa. The earth tones carried through from the invitation and wedding program to the centerpieces and other decorations.
Eucalyptus and fiddlehead were used in the bridal bouquet as well as reception decor.
Erin & her mom, Melissa, celebrate how well everything came together after the months of planning.

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Liz & Kris – highlights

Liz Overstreet & Kris Montgomery were married 18 September 2010 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Illinois. Their reception was at The Inn at 835, also in Springfield.

Here’s some favorite images and moments from their day!

Liz's "something blue" was her shoes. She wore her grandmother's pearls. And her garter was made of lace, just like her dress.
Liz & Kris opted to see each other and do portraits before the ceremony so that they had time to do outdoor portraits between the ceremony and reception. They first saw each other all dressed up in the garden of the church.
Liz & Kris enjoy a moment in the church's garden before going inside for portraits before the ceremony.
Liz chose an incredible cathedral-length veil.
Her veil was embroidered with her new monogram.
Westminster Presbyterian has more strict rules for photographers than most churches we work with. Because we can't be anywhere near the altar during the ceremony, we asked if we could set up a remote camera in the bell choir area to the side of the alter. Steve and I respect that the ceremony is a worship service. We always speak with the officiant prior to the ceremony to find out what their restrictions are - and we abide by them. The day is not about us or the photos!
The bridal party went downtown Springfield between the wedding and reception for outdoor shots. We couldn't resist this "Marilyn Monroe" moment. Thanks, Liz!
The groom works in engineering - and his grooms cake was an homage to that!
Half of the gift table at the reception was in honor of the couples' parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. There were some fantastic & moving photos.
The buffet table was decorated with different sized vases with floating candles. It gave the whole room a very romantic feeling.
As the night wound down, it seemed Liz and Kris were the only ones in the room. We took this photo with the help of lights from Matt Stevens' DJ booth.

The Inn at 835, Stevens DJ Service and Specialty Cakes are fellow members of Springfield Local Favorites, a group of the top wedding vendors in the Springfield region. Liz said this of Matt Stevens during the night: “He’s more than just a DJ — he made the night go so smoothly.”

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Savanna & Charlie – wedding highlights

Savanna & Charlie Cole were married 17 September 2010, in Jacksonville. The wedding ceremony was at First Christian Church and the reception was at Hamilton’s 110 North East.

Here are some of our favorite details and moments from their fantastic day!

The flowergirls' grandmother made their dresses. Trying to figure out how to hold the ring bearer's arm AND throw petals was a bit of a challenge for Elsa. And Sophie wasn't really sure what was going on!
Between the ceremony and reception, Savanna & Charlie wanted some photos outside. Steve took them to one of our favorite spots in Jacksonville for photos - a train overpass. The light was just perfect.
Savanna & Charlie walk back to the party bus from the train overpass.
The cake was make of squares and circles, black ribbon, which matched the head table, and whimsical decorations.
Nothing dresses up a room like chair covers and bows. The entire room had black chair covers and white bows. A very elegant touch.
A fun, end-of-night photo on Hamilton's new patio.

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Lindsey & Luke’s wedding – some highlights

Lindsey Smith and Luke Coultas were married Saturday, September 4, 2010, in Jacksonville. Here are a few highlights from their day:

I love the reflection of the chapel in the window of the limo!
The vinyl cling on the dance floor was an awesome touch!
Lindsey & Luke provided flip flops for their guests at the reception. What a great way to keep the dancing going all night!
To add a bit of fun to the bridal party introductions, Lindsey and her bridesmaids wore funky glasses into the reception.
Luke is a big fan of duck hunting. His wedding band was designed to look like a duck hunting band. Very unique and a great way to personalize wedding jewelry!

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