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4th of July inspiration shoot sneak peek

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last week we put together a fabulous little party shoot inspired by one of our favorite holidays, the 4th of July! Shot on Katie's beautiful rooftop deck overlooking the city and filled with fun details in rose gold, navy & red this shoot is sure to inspire you, but for now we can only show you a few teaser snapshots....[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="5909" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

The Bliss Studio

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]While there were plenty of sneak peeks of our new studio space in the photos from our Kiki Party, we thought it would be fun to share some proper photos of the space when it isn't in party mode! After a long search for the perfect space, we finally found this gem right around the corner from some of the best restaurants and shopping in Wicker Park/Bucktown. With a little inspiration, a few coats of paint and tearing down a couple walls this space started transforming into the Bliss Weddings & Events Studio back in early December.

Renny scoured our favorite antique stores, Jayson Home & Garden, and One Kings Lane to find the perfect furniture and accessories to compliment the color story of navy, white, kelly green, fuchsia pink, and metallic gold.

Our favorite parts of the studio include the fabulous silver and kelly green metallic palm leaf wallpaper in the powder room, the comfy chic seating area and of course- the bar cart set against fabulous metallic snakeskin wallpaper!!

Thank you to Studio ThisIs for the great pics!

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Real Wedding: Carey & Matt

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]  Take a look at the stunning Fall wedding of Carey & Matt planned by Renny on October 13th.  The Chicago Illuminating Company served as the venue for both the dramatic and modern ceremony as well as the glamorous reception that had guests celebrating well into the night!  Jeffrey & Julia Woods Photography was on hand to capture every beautiful moment from the stunning couple to all the little personal touches sprinkled throughout the event in the couple's color scheme of rich navy, bright pink, grey and white.  The vibrant colors of Fall were also in full force to set the backdrop for some breathtaking bridal party shots in the courtyard of the Illuminating Company.  Even though it may have sprinkled a little earlier in the day, the weather cleared up just in time for the emotional ceremony set under a dramatic Chuppah created by Event Creative.  Guests were whisked to the cocktail hour in the cozy bar off of the courtyard  and greeted with a pink hued signature cocktail.  Dinner was served under the 40 foot ceilings of the main dining room complete with lucite candelabras and seemingly floating white hydrangea centerpieces adorning the tables.   The beaming couple and their guests then danced the night away only stopping for quick breaks to sit in the glossy white modern victorian lounge set up bordering the dancefloor!   Congrats to Matt & Carey!

 

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Ahoy! It's a Boy!

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We hosted an amazing baby shower for one of our very own here at Bliss. The nautical themed baby shower took place under a cabana in Renny's backyard. All 20 guests sat beneath the navy and white gathered fabric tied with yellow chevron tie backs at a long feasting table dressed in heavy white hemstitch linens, a custom made yellow chevron runner, yellow chevron napkins, vintage basketweave chargers, etched glassware, heirloom mixed flatware and nautical coasters.

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Real Wedding: Charlotte & William

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Last fall, Renny and Kara pulled off an amazing autumn engagement party at the Botanical Garden’s Pullman Barn. Their idea was to showcase a couple going through wedding related celebrations that every couple encounters  throughout their engagement. They named their faux couple William and Charlotte, and created an amazing celebration thrown my their "best friend" in their honor. The barn was transformed into a cozy, classic, with touches of preppy, presentation that called for a night of great fun with friends and family alike. The charming barn was detailed in coral and navy with plenty of eye-catching accents of gold. The outside is where the fun really began, with bobbing for bling in bubbly, golden apple croquet, customized mad libs about William and Charlotte and a muddling bar. The night ended around a romantic, cozy fire pit with custom pillows and throws for the guest to snuggle up with and take part in making s’mores while sipping their night caps.  Can’t wait to see what’s next for William and Charlotte’s engagement!

 

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The new Pullman Barn at Chicago's Botanical Garden was the perfect location for this couple!

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Golden foliage adorned the ceiling of the barn as well as the table.

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Customizable place mats where a hidden gem under guests plates.

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Guests were given baskets to take with them filled all the ingredients to make their perfect lazy Sunday morning!

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Muddle and cuddle!

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Golden apple croquet had guests entertained for hours.

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Guests were laughing while playing mad libs about the couple and bobbing for bling in bubbly!

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A s'more bar was the perfect touch to the fire pit.

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As Seen in Style Me Pretty!

All pictures taken by Matt and Stevi from averyhouse!

 

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