Feature: Erin & Derrick

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hello Friends - Please be sure and pick up the latest isssue of CS Brides - Spring/Summer 09.  A wonderful wedding of mine was featured under "Scene Chicago Weddings".  One of my absolute favorite weddings.  Erin & Derrick were so blissfully happy, incredibly sweet, giving, grateful, fun, love life and LOVE color :)  We will be friends for a long time.  The wedding theme was "Vintage Indian".  The colors were rich berries, eggplant, indigo blue and whites.

The Wedding ceremony was held in Glenview at a gorgeous little white chapel where the bride's parents were married.  It looked like something out of a magazine.  There were these amazing huge oak trees.  Most of the time guests would enter off the parking lot (boring), but i wanted guests to walk through those amazing oak trees and up the courtyard.  We asked the church to fix a couple of the bricks in the courtyard since most people do not use this path, which they did happily.  We hung large signs from long strands of ribbons in plums and pinks from the trees.  The first sign directing guests from the parking lot said, "Erin + Derrick" with an arrow pointing towards the tree path.  The second sign said " Almost Married"  with an arrow pointing towards the courtyard.  The last sign was hung on the back of the getaway car and said, "Just Married".  So fun!!!

After the ceremony, guests traveled to the Glen Club where they were greeted by a large white tent on the patio of the golf course for the cocktail hour.  Sixty vintage gold embroideered parasols in berries and blues hung above.  The tables were dressed in ivory linens and set with antique gold lanterns.  The place card table was draped in a sheet of wheat grass and rich berry linen.

Guest then entered the ballroom where the tables were draped in eggplant linens and set with mahogany chiavari chairs with eggplant chair covers.  Gorgeous centerpieces soared over head in vintage fluted glass vases.  The flowers were some of the most beautiful flowers i have ever seen.  I was swooning.  Lavender and purple hydrangea, deep berry dahlias, lavender mokara orchids, fuschia gloriosa lilies, pale pink peonies...OH MY!!!  We placed a string quartet up on the balcony that was covered with the sari's from the church.  Since they were covered up from the sari's, the beautiful music drifted down during dinner.  Guests weren't sure where the music was coming from. I love that element of surprise.

It was a magical day.  The couple, their families, and their friends were truly amazing.  Everyone had an incredible time. I was floating on cloud 9.  This is why i am so lucky to do what I love for a career.  So i can meet people like Erin and Derrick and make all their dreams come true :)  Enjoy the pictures.

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