Real Wedding: Kristin & Ted

Renny had the pleasure of planning a wedding this past August for an adorable duo, Kristin and Ted. After saying their I Do’s at the St. James Cathedral, their beyond stunning reception took place at the historical Drake Hotel. Positioned right along Lake Michigan, The Drake Hotel was the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous reception that had hints of a preppy, nautical vibe (not to mention, Ted proposed to Kristin outside the Drake under the gazebo). The décor centered around a classic navy and pink palette with stunning pops of gold as seen through the flowers by Cornelia McNamara, while the table numbers were street names of Chicago that had personal meaning to both Kristin & Ted. The cake was by a local bakery on Oak Street, Sarah’s Candies, and was positioned under the couple’s wedding monogram that hung above the head table. Olivia Leigh Photographie was there to capture all the special moments, we had a hard time choosing them for our blog! Congrats Kristin & Ted!

The ladies were all smiles as they got ready in the Princess Diana Suite at the Drake Hotel.

The gorgeous St. James Cathedral.

The navy and pink palette carried through to the guest’s ribbon wands.


Real Wedding: Caryn & Leslie


This gorgeous tented wedding was set in the backyard of the Bride’s parents home in the North Shore Chicago suburb, Glencoe. We transformed their already gorgeous and spacious backyard into a completely swoon-worthy ceremony and reception venue. The soft color palette that included unexpected pops of orange and the rustic touches created a sweet, rustic vibe. Each detail that was planned and coordinated by our very own, Renny Pedersen, had a purpose and place and was carried out with perfection. With threatening skies earlier in the day, we were glad we enlisted the help of the tent professionals, HDO Productions. Beneath the tent were flowers by a local flower shop in Glencoe, Front of the House band got everyone up on their feet that night and Tec Petaja was there to photograph the rain free fete!

Caryn & Leslie having their first look!

Caryn tied in some of her family heirlooms and looked absolutely stunning for her big day.

The transformed backyard!

The ceremony had petals outlining the aisle and a violinist and harpist in the corner welcoming all the guests.

The Bride, a graphic designer, designed all her printables.

The most adorable flower girls leading the way for Caryn!

Recognize these pups?? The family dogs played an important role in their big day as well!

Get a look at this Paper Lantern installment inside the reception tent!

The Bride and Groom chairs!

Multiple cakes from Bittersweet lined the delicious Dessert Table.

You know its a success when the dance floor is packed at the end of the night! Congrats Caryn & Leslie!!