Elizabeth Mitchell and Jim Keating tied the knot on February 21, 2009. We love that they processed down the aisle TOGETHER arm in arm, as a mature modern couple in their simple ceremony at Bond Chapel at the University of Chicago!
We especially loved Elizabeth’s unique bouquet – which was perfect for her vintage inspired lace sheath gown and their sophisticated cocktail reception for 60 of their closest friends and family at the Quadrangle Club (photo by Joe Gallo).
This textured bouquet for the late February wedding was designed and constructed by the LOLA Pro’s featuring winter kale, fern, succulents (sometimes called ‘hens & chicks’), mini callas, early spring lilac, dusty miller, scabosia and winter greens. The bride wanted very few actual flowers, and a concentration of cool wintery shades of green with touches of white.
The use of succulents in bouquets and centerpieces is a huge trend for the coming season of weddings regardless of season!Read More
The third annual LOLA Open House on Tuesday, February 24, was fun evening at the LOLA studio space in Bucktown, with our clients and some of our favorite vendors. The event was full of fun new wedding trends and ideas for clients to be inspired by.
Guests experienced creative and interactive concepts, viewed event design vignettes and met select vendors over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and music. Local designer, Caroline DeVillo, showcased her latest bridal collection for clients to see up close and personal.
Jesse Deckard, of Botanicals, worked with LOLA to create four design vignettes, based on our favorite ideas and trends and the four seasons. Ideas included eco-friendly concepts, a late night lounge and custom designed linens.
Kristie Wagner, owner of Anjenu, created custom designed printable pieces to fit within each of the design vignettes, including invitations, menus, place cards and a guest book.
Kelly Cavanaugh of Blue Plate Catering worked with LOLA to develop a delicious menu that fit the environment perfectly. The Ladies of The Sweet Collective (Cake by The Sugar Syndicate, Sweets by Rich Chocolates and Candies and Ruth and Phil’s Gourmet Ice Cream) provided yummy sweets and bites of cake in creative flavors, combinations and presentations.
Beauty on Call gave away a great grab bag of beauty goodies to one of LOLA’s lucky brides to help her get ready for her big day.
Talent from MaryMonica Music enhanced the mood with a bluesy violin and upright bass duo.
Some of our favorite features from the event were the place cards done in calligraphy by Write by Mike and affixed to rock candy sticks that pulled double duty as garnishes for the glasses they were placed in and the new linen from BBJ Linen that is made out of recycled bottles!
Special Thanks to Michael Monar for these great photos!
· Event Design by LOLA Event Productions
· Décor by Botanicals
· Wedding Fashion by Caroline DeVillo Couture
· Hors d’oeuvres and Cocktails by Blue Plate Catering
· Cakes & Sweets from The Sweet Collective
· Live Entertainment by Talent from MaryMonica Music
· Printables and Invitations by Anjenu
· Photography by Michael Monar Photo
· Linens from BBJ Linen
· Tabletop & Rentals from Tablescapes
· Day of Beauty Consultations from Beauty on CallRead More
The Bummer: Your hot heel is sinking into the grass and you’re trying not to look like you’re limping down the aisle.
The Solution: We love these great little finds, The Sole Mates!Read More