Alex and Stacey’s Australian Inspired Wedding

 

Nicole Clarey Photography

We have the pleasure of working with some of the most wonderful couples here at Pen and Petals, but Stacey and Alex have truly raised the client bar to a whole new level. 

We ask our clients to include engagement stories and wedding day visions on our inquiry forms to help us get a better idea of who they are and what is most important to them. From the first phone call, Stacey was one of the kindest brides I’ve ever consulted. She shared her and Alex’s love story, a true fairy tale that began in Australia where the groom is originally from. Her vision of their wedding day was clear, as was her love for her soon-to-be groom. With pale pinks, neutrals, burgundy, and green as the color concept, we were completely enthralled by the idea of incorporating subtle elements of Australian culture into the wedding day.  Continue Reading →

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Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Jennifer Kathryn Photography

 

Photo By Rebecca Ickes

Photo By Rebecca Ickes

 

We work with hundreds of talented wedding professionals that we love and adore, but every now and then, we meet a few that are simply impressive all around. Jenn Gaudreau of Jennifer Kathryn Photography is one of those people you hope to meet at some point and one of the most skilled photographers we’ve worked with in Chicago. More importantly, Jenn is all heart, and those are the vendors we love the most. Her dedication to providing her clients with an easy, enjoyable experience as well as authentic and beautiful photographs is why we love her. When we refer our clients to other vendors we want to make sure they will not only receive the best product or services, but will be treated with great respect, care, and kindness every step of the way. Read more to learn the five main reasons why we love Jennifer Kathryn Photography:

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Stephanie and Eric’s River Roast Wedding

Pretty in pink and covered in floral print, Stephanie and her bridesmaids had some fun while getting ready the morning of the wedding. When we first met Stephanie, she had a clear vision for her wedding day: classic romance with a touch of rustic elegance. Her downtown venue, River Roast, lends itself to both design possibilities. Needless to say, we were delighted to bring her vision to life and even more excited to collaborate with the incredibly talented Katherine Salvatori Photography and amazing team of wedding planners at Shannon Gail.

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Editorial Shoot at The Armour House

Chicago is a city full of life, history, and drop dead gorgeous wedding venues. However, if you’re like us, and crave all things European-inspired, finding the perfect mansion estate property with beautiful gardens and an enchanting indoor ambiance might be a challenge in our beloved city. Fortunately for us, there is a hidden gem just north of all the hustle and bustle, tucked away in Lake Forest, IL. Continue Reading →

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