19 East Spring Shoot :: Chicago Wedding Photographer

Well, I don’t do shoots very often.  I feel like lately I’ve perused the wedding blogs only to see fake wedding after fake wedding and I often think to myself, “I would NEVER do that at my wedding.”  So when we created this one, that was my only stipulation, it has to be something that people will actually do and use.  And I loved it!  It was a huge collaboration between multiple vendors, and I have to say a huge thanks to Jaci from Clementine Custom Events, because she pulled everything together beautifully!  Mind you, she was preggers at the time, but no baby brain for her.  She was completely on top of everything.  (Hint hint if you’re looking for a great planner, definitely call Jaci!)  Food for Thought has taken over this new space, now called 19 East.  I love it.  It’s what I’d call modern/eclectic.  It’s the best of metal and modern, and you just get such a great vibe from the space.  To make it even better, your food is catered from Food for Thought!  I go to a lot of events, and I can always tell when I’m eating something from Food for Thought.  I have never had anything that I don’t LOVE from them.  That’s saying a lot!  And don’t even get me started on the bacon in the cup…..I just had to walk away.  Literally had to remove myself from them.  I think they had brown sugar on them or something.  Simply yummy!

So I had to call on some of my favorite wedding pros to help out with this one, and they did not disappoint!  The floral was from the fabulous Alex from Exquisite Designs  She tied in chinoiserie which is an emerging trend she’s seeing in California and New York City and brought it to life here.  We had a beautifully designed cake by Bittersweet Pastries that I originally had sent Jaci some examples of what I thought would look great, then voila, Bittersweet made exactly what I was thinking!  It turned out beautiful.  All of the stationary was done by the very talented Peggy from Erickson Design.  She remembered every last detail to pull it all together (the cake bags were hysterical, check them out below). One thing we wanted to feature was the lounge area of 19 East.  So we enabled the help of Bowery and Bash, a very unique event rental company for all of our group seating.  You will not find plain white sofas here!  There is a vintage feel to all of their pieces, and more importantly, COLOR!  I could’ve selected a dozen more pieces no problem.  Definitely check out their website.    And to round out our rentals, we had some stunning linens from BBJ Linens, as well as table, chair, plates, glassware, and flatware rentals from Halls Event Rental.  We are actually featuring a new chair from Halls in the photos, one of my new favs for the season.  Lastly upstairs is a fabulous bridal suite where we had our friends at Diana’s Bridal feature some fab dresses to match our theme downstairs.

There you have it.  A lot of collaboration and hard work from several of the wedding industry’s best!  Enjoy the photos!

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