Another great year for Naturally Yours Events has come to a close! 2016 was filled with tons of super fun weddings, a few dinner parties, a couple boozy wedding expos, and a handful of adorable baby showers. We can’t wait to party with you in 2017!

Here’s a peek at what Naturally Yours Events was up to in 2016:

Shopping in Paris, Heather’s Baby Shower

Photo by Ed and Aileen Photography
 

Wedding at Cheney Mansion, Alyssa and Jonathan

Photo by Ryan Moore Photography
 

Art Institute Wedding, Lauren and David

Photo by Peter Wynn Thompson
 

Wedding at The Columbus Park Refectory, Sam and David

Photo by Soda Fountain Photography Co.
 

Martha’s Vineyard Baby Shower, Kaustuhb and Sushma

Photo by Ha! Photography
 

County Line Orchard Wedding, Diana and Drew

Photo by Photographe Images
 

Wedding at A New Leaf, Michael and Michelle

Photo by Mark Federighi Photography
 

Acorn Theatre Wedding, Lindsay and Paul

Photo by Ryan Moore Photography
 

Adler Planetarium Wedding, Marguarette and Andie

Photo by Ann & Kam Photography
 

Nature Museum Wedding, Yeon Young and Sae Jun

Photo by Matushek Photography
 

Wedding at Greenhouse Loft, Sisi and Chen

Photo by Allison Williams Photography
 

Columbia Yacht Club Wedding, Andrea and Lee

Photo by Rivets and Roses
 

Wedding at P Productions, Andrew and Emily

Photo by Josh Ohms Photography
 

Wedding at Meridian Banquets, Sylwia and Paul

Photo by Pick a Pose Photography
 

Starved Rock Wedding, Danielle and Bob

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Photo by HK Photography
 

Wedding at Honky Tonk Secret Garden, Nick and Norma

Photo by Compean Photography
 

DANK Haus Wedding, Candice and Mike

Photo by BethLaurren Photography
 

Wedding at Danada House, Lisa and Lew

Photo by Lilly Photography
 

Germania Place Wedding, Jen and Blair

Photo by Tennile Sunday Photography
 

Greenhouse Loft Wedding, Michelle and Mike

Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photo
 

Wedding at Bottom Lounge, Shannon and Liz

Photo by Zachera Wollenberg Photography
 

Wedding at Noah’s of Lincolnshire, Alison and Cliff

Photo by Chris Kim Photography
 

City View Loft Wedding, Francesca and Fumi

Photo by Tuan B & CO
 

Wedding at Artango, Sally and Jack

Photo by Studio Finch Photography
 

Room 1520 Wedding, Mallory and Jimmy

Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography
 

Nature Museum Wedding, Natalia and Eric

Photo by Coach House Pictures
 

Wedding at Morgan Manufacturing, Sarah and Eric

Photo by Ryan Moore Photography
 

DANK Haus Wedding, Tina and Bill

Photo by Indigo Foto
 

Museum of Contemporary Art Wedding, Katie and Frantz

Photo by Andrew Stott Photography
 

Wedding at the Cultural Center, Katie and Jeff

Photo by Christy Tyler Photography
 

A New Leaf Wedding, Andrea and Paul

Photo by Angela Renee Photography
 

Wedding at City Winery, Brittany and Ben

Photo by Thara Photo
 

Wedding at Elawa Farm, Lydia and Brian

Photo by Thistle + Twine Atelier
 

Promontory Point Wedding, Mikki and Mari

Photo by Studio Rebekah 
 

Wedding at Hotel Palomar, Lisa and Kevin

Photo by J. Brown Photography
 

Entertainment Cruises Wedding, Jen and Dan

Photo by Cage and Aquarium
 

Wedding at the Abbey, Rebecca and David

Photo by Rebecca Borg Photography
 

Ignite Studios Wedding, Jennifer and Nick

Photo by Caili Helsper Photography
 

Wedding at Greenhouse Loft, Tracy and Ryan

Photo by New Vintage Photography
 

Woman’s Club of Evanston Wedding, Emily and Sean

Photo by J. Brown Photography
 

Honky Tonk Secret Garden Wedding, Stephanie and Justin

Photo by Lamb and Lark Photography
 

Wedding at Ovation, Rikki and Dan

Photo by Spoon Photo & Design
 

Riverside Receptions Wedding, Hailey and Jay

Photo by Studio Finch Photography
 

Wedding at The Ivy Room, Alison and Kevin

Photo by Rebecca Marie Photography
 

Studio Manarchy Wedding, Zachariah and Andra

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Photo by Megan Saul Photography
 

DANK Haus Wedding, Nina and Jordan

Photo by Tuan B & CO
 

Boho Boy Baby Shower, Dhruv and Vandana

 

Bridgeport Art Center Wedding, Brian and Deena

Photo by Ed and Aileen Photography
 

Camp Wokanda Wedding, Kristi and Nathan

Photo by Love is a Big Deal
 

Wedding at Cafe Brauer, Lisa and Dave

Photo by Steve Koo Photography

Happy anniversary to Alexis and Brian! One year ago today, these two tied the knot at St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church and celebrated afterward at the Adler Planetarium. Natural Beauties Floral provided the beautiful flowers, and Larry King Orchestra played amazing live music all night. Their yummy dessert was created by Sweet Mandy B’s. Thanks to Old North Film Company for capturing their big day through video, and to CiCi Pictures for taking charge of their photography. Have a look at the photos by Cici Pictures below to relive their big day!

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Happy anniversary to Julie and Adam today! This sweet couple got hitched at Gallery 1028 during a Jewish ceremony. Chris Sarlas Orchestra provided the music while they exchanged their vows, and also for the lively reception afterward. Calihan Catering served a delicious dinner and even topped it off with a rice crispy treat wedding cake! Thanks to Studio AG for providing the lovely floral, and to Windy City Limousine for providing the transportation. Other vendors involved include Elana Darrus Makeup & Hair and FC Valet. Take a look at these lovely photos by Tricia Koning Photography to relive their big day!

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While Lauren just joined the NYE team in April 2016, we all agree that it feels like she’s been a part of the team forever. We learned early on that Lauren is the escort card whisperer, tipsy groomsmen wrangler, and seasoned timeline executer. And she does it all with poise and a smile. We couldn’t be more excited to have her on the team! Get to know our Lauren with this Q&A:

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How would you describe yourself? I’m a fun, quirky person with the soul of an 80 year old. I’m the person in my friend group who people come to for advice or just a listening ear. I’ve always pursued my passions and encourage everyone else to do the same.

What is your definition of “happiness”? Happiness is when I’m surrounded by loved ones and we are all laughing and having a good time together. I love enjoying and capturing the small moments in life.

If you had to pick one, which animal fits your personality? I would be a deer because I have a gentle but determined spirit, am able to react quickly, am occasionally clumsy, and explore nature’s beauty through my big ol’ doe eyes.

What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? I would love to be a better DJ. I’m always the first to turn over the responsibility of the car playlist, but I wish I were the cool person who always knows the best music to choose for the moment.

What’s the farthest from home you’ve ever been? The farthest from home I’ve been to is Cancun, Mexico and went even farther when we rented a car and took a 2.5 hour road trip to Chichén Itzá! My hope is for my travels to take me to many places across the world because I love to explore other cultures.

What do you like to do in your spare time? When I’m up for an adventure I love going out and exploring different parts of my wonderful city of Chicago. I also enjoy doing yoga, cooking favorite recipes with my boyfriend (well he cooks and sometimes lets me help), taking weekend road trips, pretending to be an interested buyer at an open house, drinking lots of coffee, daydreaming, watching movies, and cuddling with my newly adopted 12 year old yorkie.

Crafty, DIY, eco-friendly and so incredibly charming – this is how we’d describe Bridget and Dan’s wedding. This lovely couple got married one year ago today at City View Loft. They incorporated so many cute personalized details into their wedding – many of which were hand crafted by themselves! From their adorable invitations to their DIY centerpieces, Bridget and Dan’s wedding was truly crafted with love. Take a look at the amazing photos by Megan Saul Photography to relive their wedding!

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Some personal friends of the couple played the ceremony music.

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Bread and the Butterfly did all of their floral and garland decor. chicago-wedding-photography-at-city-view-loft-by-megan-saul-photography-ceremony-154-of-166chicago-wedding-photography-at-city-view-loft-by-megan-saul-photography-ceremony-161-of-166

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LM Catering served their delicious dinner.

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Firecakes Donuts supplied all of the amazing mini donuts. How cute is their (donut) topper?!chicago-wedding-photography-at-city-view-loft-by-megan-saul-photography-reception-details-3-of-42

All of the signage was made by the couple and their helpers.

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Other vendors involved in their wedding were First Student Charter Bus, The Traveling Photo Booth, Jeannie Giannone Makeup Artistry, Gold Noise DJs and Simply Wood Rings.

Happy first anniversary, Bridget and Dan! To many, many more.