Kaitlin and John got married one year ago today during a gorgeous fall wedding in Chicago. The lovely couple had their first look at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Downtown, and took photos with their wedding party at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park. The bride’s Maid of Honor was her sister (whose wedding we also planned later on!). Holladay Photography captured their wedding day beautifully.

Kaitlin and John exchanged their vows and had their reception at Kenmare Loft (who also provided the catering). The space was very urban, with concrete floors, industrial lighting, and exposed brick.  We softened up the room by adding tons of candles, setting the very romantic mood. Becca Blue Flowers provided beautiful florals with tons of pops of peach. They had a very classic and elegant wedding. Their simple and classic cake was provided by Oak Mill Bakery, and Style Matters played tons of tunes for guests to dance to.  We hope you had a wonderful first year of marriage, Kaitlin and John! Happy anniversary!















Happy one year anniversary to Ashley and Justin! Last year, Ashley contacted Naturally Yours Events in mid August and explained that she and her love wanted to get married either in 2014 or early 2015. The couple, who lives in Lincoln Park, knew they wanted to get married in their neighborhood so we contacted Cafe Brauer and lucked out. They had ONE available spot left in 2014 and that fateful day was November 14th. So yes, if you do the math, we planned the entire wedding in three months. From boutonniere to the venue, we planned it in just about 90 days. Luckily, Ashley was a master decision-maker so it made it all the more easy to check things off the to-do list!

We were able to put together a very beautiful and personalized wedding very quickly. To begin with, Cafe Brauer is just gorgeous- boasting stunning views of the Chicago skyline and containing Tiffany inspired chandeliers and stained glass windows. We added very romantic decor to make it all the more lovely: mercury vases, wooden boxes, beautiful linens, glimmering lanterns, and stunning floral by Vale of Enna. The two said their vows in the loggia, with a pool of glimmering candles around their feet and a beautiful hanging garland above them. Rendezvous Music played before and after their lovely ceremony.

Ashley and Justin are big foodies so we hired Paramount Events to cater. They provided a yummy tapas style menu, each table having various little plates to choose from. For dessert, they had a variety of pies from Hoosier Mama, and Black Dog Gelato. Toast & Jam played awesome tunes, and everyone had a great time! Take a look at the photos below by Matushek Photography to experience their magical day all over again.

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