Romantic Reception: Behind the Scenes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We have been patiently waiting to be able to share with you all the behind-the-scenes look at our CS Brides shoot for their new issue out today! We were thrilled when CS Brides asked us to be one of three wedding companies to create a tablescape around the color scheme of "Blood orange and tangerine". Our creative juices instantly started to flow. Renny had just gotten back from a beach vacation with her family and we were obsessed with the idea of incorporating tortoise, that mimicked a pattern on some shells she had picked up along the beach. Here are the inspiration boards we came up with:

We enlisted the help of the creative genius, Jesse Deckard from Event Creative and hit the pavement! After much collaboration, Jesse was able to turn all our ideas into a reality. He created the beautiful white lacquered scalloped table, the antique chairs with the adorable peach and white stripe cushions, the beautiful flower arrangements and he even added in his personal tortoise vase collection! What a guy!!

It all took place at the gorgeous Public Hotel on their Ava Terrace that provided the perfect city backdrop! It was the perfect mix of preppy, romantic and city charm.

The classic charm from the original 1926 building still exists. Our romantic reception setting was a flawless fit.- Renny

The Bliss Belles working their magic!

Elizabeth Grace stepped up to provide all our pretty printables for the day, used to label our candy in our candy caddy, the notes for our welcome boxes given to all the guests, and the placement cards to ensure our guests were seated correctly. Multiple vendors help to create the perfect welcome box that awaited each guest in their rooms. So Cute & Cozy personalized not only our guests' napkins but also their robes so they could relax after the big night. Carols Cookies provided the perfect late night sweet while Mother Butters covered the savory aspect. we think both would pair perfectly with a night cap of Grand Marnier! A Jo Malone travel candle and Laura Mercier body scrub also had a place in our welcome box to insure that each guest can indulge to the max!

Our finished product!

Our candy caddy to calm your sweet tooth!


Obsessed with the peach and white stripe chairs that Jesse created!

Thank you for everyone who helped make this happen. We had a blast and hope you all enjoy this pristine partyscape as much as we do!!

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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!