Lake Geneva Wedding

 

We could not be more thrilled to share this dreamy wedding designed by our always amazing Bliss Beau Jesse Deckard! He spent months working with this sweet couple, who could not have been more in love, planning each and every detail to absolute perfection. From the cocktails served to guests as they arrived to the fireworks show at the end of the night this entire day was pure bliss for our amazing couple.

See the full feature and his 5 tips on wedding design on Strictly Weddings.

 

 

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Winter Wedding at Morgan Manufacturing

 

We have been dying to share this winter wedding! Bliss and the beautiful couple created a warm and romantic setting in the midst of a cold Chicago winter. The glowing candles, floral branches, gold sequins, and blush tones mixed together for one dreamy tablescape! A memorable day was capped off with a surprise visit- the Doughnut Vault van pulled right into Morgan Manufacturing to serve guests late-night snacks. How fun is that?! See the full feature in Bride’s magazine!

Planning:, Bliss Weddings & Events / Venue: Morgan Manufacturing / Photography: Olivia Leigh Photographie / Videography: Poetic Productions  / Decor: HMR Designs  / Catering: Blue Plate  / Band: The Party Faithful, Great Life Music / Late Night Snacks: Doughnut Vault

 

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Winter Wedding at the Chicago Cultural Center

 

We are very excited to share this gorgeous winter wedding design by the wonderful Bliss Beau, Jesse Deckard! Jesse and the couple incorporated emerald and gold accents throughout the room to mirror the stunning mosaic tiles inside The Chicago Cultural Center. To top it off, the night of this wedding was Chicago’s first snowfall of the year! A beautiful finishing touch that this winter-loving couple could have only dreamed of!

Venue: The Chicago Cultural Center / Full-Service Planner & Designer: Bliss Weddings & Events / Photographer: Artisan Events / Floral + Decor: HMR Designs / Linens: Tailored Elements / Music: Larry King Orchestra / Lighting: Frost Lighting / Catering: Food For Thought

 

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Garden Wedding at the Chicago Botanic Gardens

 

We are delighted to share this bright, bold, and beautiful wedding with you today! Our Bliss Beau Jesse Deckard designed an amazing wedding for this special couple. Maggie and Joe wanted an organic and intimate outdoor wedding with lots of color and textures. The eco conscious couple also wanted the wedding to be as local and sustainable as possible. The couples personality and values were noticeable in every aspect of the day!

Ceremony- Set in the middle of the Chicago Botanic Rose Garden, Jesse created a vibrant yet classic garden setting. Custom printed fabric, matching the floral pattern created for the unique inner envelope of the invitation, was used for cushions on reclaimed wooden benches. Seating circled around a wrought iron arch and matching chandelier that were covered in vibrant jewel toned floral and textured foliage. Ushers handed out programs made of seed paper, printed in deep blue to coordinate with Maggie’s dress, that could be planted when guests returned home. A dusting of fresh white rose petals signified the start of the ceremony.

Cocktail Hour- Maggie and Joe loved margaritas so the Bliss team created a custom margarita bar named after their signature: Moe’s Margarita Bar. Recycled hand made white tissue Mexican Flags were suspended from tree branches and a vintage hand painted mirror welcomed guests to the bar to order their margarita of choice. White hemstitch napkins were passed with hors d’oeuvres to create less waste than paper napkins.

Reception- Maggie did not like the white ceiling of the tent where dinner and dancing were to take place. So Jesse turned it into a lush garden canopy composed of wild green smilax and dripping white wisteria. Throughout the entire tent, over 14,000 stems of white wisteria were suspended from a cabling grid structure that was then covered in smilax. Guests arrived to dinner to find eclectic petite budvases each filled with varieties of single stems blossoms and their calligraphed escort card tied to them. Reclaimed wooded tables were draped with vintage white lace runners and then layered with both textural floral and various candlelight in organic and vintage eclectic vessels. Square tables draped in white linen cloths and featured bold floral arrangements and vintage mix and max china and flatware. Guests danced the night away as cold lemon scented towels were passed on the dance floor for a refreshing summer touch.

The Bride’s most memorable moments? “The paper goods by Liz Dixon – they still make me happy to look at and I love that they were printed on seed paper. We liked how the wedding represented our values of being sustainable and not wasting – details like the linen cocktail napkins and composting all food leftovers were a lovely touch. And seeing the escort cards displayed as little vases with single stem floral was a beautiful entrance to the reception!”

Check out more from this day in the current issue of The Knot Magazine– on stands now!

Planning & Design: Jesse Deckard, Bliss Weddings & Events / Venue: Chicago Botanic Garden / Photography: Jen Lynne Photography / Paperie: EJD Design LLC / Floral & Decor: HMR Designs / Lighting: Frost Lighting / Custom Linens: Tailored Elements / Cake: CAKE Chicago / Rentals: A La Crate Vintage / Photo Booth: 312 Photo Booth / Filmography: I Do Films / Hair: RC Beauty / Make-up: Make-up By Rosie

Cafe Brauer Summer Wedding

 

We absolutely adore this bride’s passion for pops of color!  The couples’ sophisticated yet fun loving personalities inspired this captivating and vivid design. Using confetti as a major source for inspiration, We balanced the playful look with neutral tones to keep the design unique but not overwhelming. Gold prisms and geometric shapes add an unexpected texture and shine to the tablescape. We hope you enjoy looking through the photos as much as we do!

A big thank you to Modern Luxury Brides Magazine for featuring these breathtaking details in their latest issue!

Full Service Wedding Planner: Bliss Weddings & Events / Photographer: Image is Found / Venue: Cafe Brauer / Floral and Tabletop Decor: Kehoe Designs / Runner: BBJ Linen / Furniture Rentals: Tablescapes / Table Rentals: Hall’s

xoxo Bliss Team

Tented Chicago Wedding at Harris Rooftop Theater

 

We could click through these photos all day. Talk about dreamy! Renny & Jesse worked with this sweet couple to create a intimate and elegant atmosphere. One that would make guests feel as if they were at a fabulous dinner party in their own home. They designed a warm and inviting space by draping and lowering the ceiling, lining the tables with deep colored florals and glowing candles, and including cozy decor pieces like lanterns, potted herbs, and burlap runners. 

Want to see more of this gorgeous celebration? Check out the feature on Style Me Pretty

Planning & Design: Bliss Weddings & Events / Venue: Harris Theater Rooftop Terrace / Photography: Tec Petaja / Floral & Decor: Kehoe Designs / Lighting: Frost Chicago / Catering: Food For Thought / Band: The Party Faithful / Transportation: VIP Valet Services

xoxo The Bliss Team

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Fall Wedding Inspiration

Magnolia leaf garlands, dozens of lanterns, crisp Autumn leaves, this wedding is fall perfection! Our planners Renny and Jesse worked with the lovely couple to make their vision and design come to life! The couple wanted to create a beautiful and cozy atmosphere for their family and friends to enjoy. And that they did! Lounge furniture, feasting tables, and family-style dining made guests feel right at home. Our favorite part? The fall muddling bar. Party-goers were able to concoct their very own cocktail treats!

 

Planning & DesignBliss Weddings & Events / Photography: Artisan Events / VenueArchitectual Artifacts / Floral & Decor: Kehoe Designs /  Catering: Blue Plate / Paper Products: Cheree Berry

 

Gift Wrapping Party- Ladies Night In!

 

We recently designed an oh-so-fun Holiday photoshoot with Studio This Is Photography and Cheree Berry Paper! We wanted it to be cozy and welcoming, with a bit of glamour (got to have a bit of glam!). A holiday party that you could throw in your own home. We styled the shoot in our owner and creative director, Renny’s dining room, her kiddos helped us wrap the presents, and afterwards we celebrated with champagne and appetizers! We used items from Sugar Paper LA, Target, West Elm, & Restoration Hardware- all holiday goodies we are currently coveting for our own homes! We are so tickled with the happy, homey, and feminine party we were able to create.

 

Floral Design: Bliss Weddings & Events / Photography: Studio This Is / Paper Goods: Cheree Berry Paper

We hope you found a bit of fun and inspiration in this shoot! 

Happiest Holidays, The Bliss Team

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