I had the pleasure of meeting Allison and Jordan last December for a consultation and they booked me for their 02/12/11 Wedding. I was so excited!
The ceremony was at Immaculate Conception Church, which had a special meaning to them since many family members had already gotten married at this church so they kept on with that tradition. It was a beautiful ceremony and beautiful church which didn't need too much decor, but since Allison's dad is very crafty, and so is Jordan's mom they helped with the church decor. Allison's dad had made garland to go down both sides of the aisle, and Jordan's mom had made beautiful pew bows to go on every other pew. Phillip's Florist provided the altar arrangements, 2 vases with red roses filled with water and a white rose pomander on top. Simple yet so elegant for a church that is already so beautiful.
Pictures after the ceremony of the new Mr. and Mrs. with Bridal Party, were at Immaculate Conceptions' bowling alley, which was part of the school. Can't wait to see those fun pictures!
The Reception was held at the Embassy Suites O'hare, which was my second wedding there so I was very familiar with the venue. Their staff and head coordinator Audrey, is so great to work with. Their cocktail hour was held upstairs in the atrium, and the main reception was held in the Grand Ballroom. Great Music was provided by Damien, from Admit One DJ's, which I've also worked with before. Allison and Jordan's photographer was Gokhan, from Timothy Whaley and Associates as well as their photobooth.
The cakes, yes cakes, were provided from the Coco Bean. Allison and Jordan decided to do a main cake for their cake cutting, and a mini cake station at the end of the night which had different cakes and flavors, what a great idea!
The centerpieces were also Jordan's mom's idea. It was a mirror base with a short vase on top filled with cranberries, water, and a floating candle, with votive candle holders around. The burgandy table runner was provided by B&B Linens, as well as the backdrop behind the head table.
Water Bottles were provided at the end of the night with Allison and Jordan's damask label, for all the dancers of the night.
Great and Beautiful wedding, I will post some professional pictures when they are ready!
Thank you Allison and Jordan for letting me be a part of your special day.