Sharon and Jeff’s Picture-Perfect Chez Wedding

We are completely in awe of our lovely bride, Sharon, who designed every detail of this glamorous wedding and gathered together a team of talented vendors to help produce the wedding of her dreams! And boy, it was dreamy, and glamorous, and sophisticated, and picture-perfect! A few of our favorite details to note are the mixture of table shapes and textured specialty linens, the lucite candelabras, and the spectacular cake table. We’ll let the photos speak for themselves! Every detail was absolute perfection! Congratulations Sharon and Jeff.blog1 blog3blog7blog6 blog11 blog14 blog19 blog20blog98blog30blog57 blog26blog101 blog28blog32blog99 blog39 blog38 blog52blog72blog67 blog63blog81blog100 blog84blog95 blog97blog92 blog94

Photography | Tim Tab Studios
Bride’s Dress | Keaton by Hayley Paige
Maid’s Dresses | Noir by Lazaro
Groom’s Suit | Custom made by Formally Modern Tuxedo
Groomsmen’s suits | Formally Modern Tuxedo
Makeup and Hair | Makeup by Jaycie
Pre-Wedding Preparation and First Look| Ivy Hotel
Invitations and Ceremony booklet: Design by Sharon, graphics by a friend of the bride, printed by Smart Press
Mirror Seating Chart: Design by Sharon, graphics by a friend of the bride, vinyl application by MI-TE Prints
Linens | WedSource  for specialty linen, M&M Rental for all other linen
Cakes | Bittersweet
Floral and Décor | Stemline Creative
Lighting and Décor | Art of Imagination
Bar and Back Bar Furniture | M&M Rental
Music | Parkwest String Quartet & DJ Chicago
Day of Coordinator | Weddings 826
Caterer | Wolfgang Puck Catering

Mary and Javier’s Rustic-Chic Chez Wedding

After a church ceremony in River Forest last June, Mary and Javier made their way to Chez to celebrate their marriage with family and friends. Guests were treated to specialty drinks during cocktail hour, while entertainment was provided by a mariachi band stationed on the mezzanine level.

Robust, wood farmhouse tables and playfully arranged, colorful florals stood out against the all-white background at Chez. After dinner, speeches, and an incredible a capella performance by Mary and her family, the team from Calihan Catering created a beautiful dessert display for guests to enjoy before hitting the dance floor to music by Cage + Acquarium. Congratulations Mary and Javier! caili-helsper-photo-1blog2

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Photography | Caili Helsper Photography
Wedding Planner | City Girl
Catering | Calihan Catering
Ceremony location | St. Luke Church, River Forest, IL
Floral | Pollen Floral Design
Mariachi Band | First In Flight Entertainment
DJ | Cage + Acquarium
Mary’s dress | White by Vera Wang from David’s Bridal
Maids’ dresses | David’s Bridal
Javier’s suit | Men’s Wearhouse
Groomsmens’ suits | Men’s Wearhouse
Hair | Carol Wood-Lone
Makeup | Danielle Tinebro