We are THRILLED to announce that the Jayne Weddings & Events team is growing! With Nicole moving into a lead coordinator position, we had space to bring on a new intern. But after interviewing a ton of talent, we couldn’t just bring on one, so we chose two!
Meet Taya! Taya will be assisting us the day of, as well helping us network, run errands, schedule meetings, blog, and so much more! She is also currently working on super cool styled shoot. This girl is uber creative, we can’t wait to see it all come together!
Name: Taya Lyskanycz
School: Syracuse University ( BFA in Interior Design, see, I told you, creative.)
Random Fact: I have a surprising amount of upper body strength from rowing for 4 years on my high school crew team. (that will come in handy!)
Why do you love Weddings? The photographs will be seen for generations to come- that’s why every bride wants the details to be so perfect. Also, it’s possibly the greatest party you’ll ever throw!
Meet Liz! Liz will be assisting us the day of with all our crazy installs. The girl works on Anthro window installs, so we knew she would fit the bill! She is also currently learning CS6, so hopefully soon she will be busting out custom designs for all our favorite couples!
Name: Liz King
School: Ohio University (Go buckeyes! mmmm, buckeyes)
Random Fact: Secretly dreams of being a DJ (Don’t we all!)
Why do you love Weddings? I love weddings because the idea of being apart of such a meaningful day that the couple will remember forever is such a cool feeling. (Awwwww, we feel the same way!)
We know, we know, its still snowing in most parts of the country and the LAST thing you want is some cool blue tones filling up your eyeballs, but we must share with you the booth we put together for Indie Wed! We love this wedding show as we use it to show fun couples what there wedding could be! This year we went much more toned down then last year, but still very over the top. Jayne is about to release our new branding and we are so in love with our new logo, we thought why not have it cut out of gorg gold plexi! Its sorta a “duh” move, so simple it hurts. We knew we wanted to use mostly blue, as its a really lovely color that we dont get to use enough in the wedding world. We chose a heavy cuddly velvet navy backdrop to set the stage. We worked closely with Aged Vintage Rentals, whom we shared the booth. We wanted something blue but still organic and spring like. We used their farmhouse table, marylanders chairs, sunset table, and many trunks and boxes. All of them mixed in well to create something that felt boho but still very put together. Our favorite type of look. For the table we chose to hand cut gold paper for the place cards and sat them atop a gorg slice of agate accented by a sunny napkin. This right here is Katie Jayne’s favorite combo; shiny, nature, pop of color. Rinse and repeat. We also scored a sick cali-mex inspired table runner at the very last second to help complete this look. Vintage coup glasses, champs, gold flatware, only the best for indie wed! The canopy was made with 20 yards of fabric! All different tons of blue, ripped and hand braided. We mixed in some garland we strung together and spray painted gold. The “beads” are actually coffee straws, we felt like we where back in middle school making a giant bracelet.But our favorite part of the entire booth, was the smaller floating shapes we made to hang air plants in. Simple, dreamy, now in our studio. Big thanks to Fox Glove Studio for creating the lush lovelies and Re:Find Joy for all the awesome vintage brass vessels! . She even hand gilded some of the pots to make them pop more! Also THANK YOU Julia Franzosa Photography for snapping some pics! You are the bees knees..
Jayne Weddings & Events met with Michelle and Brandon and instantly fell in love with this couple. You could feel the love between them, it was magnetic. Michelle wanted something part industrial, part bohemian. Pops of bold reds, soft metallic, sweet pinks and lots of white.
It was a very warm day in Chicago, and just as the event was about to start a major rain storm rolled in. For most, this would have been a terrible thing, but we never saw Michelle or Brandon stop smiling. As the bride walked down the candle lined aisle with her father, the rain pinged on the tin roof, setting the most intimate stage. The ceremony was set within many warm pillar candles against a neutral fabric backdrop made by the bride. The couple exchanged vowels while standing an Aztec print carpet. It all was just so perfect!
For the reception, baby cacti and desert flowers were mixed with garden roses on all the cocktail tables. There were a plethora of tasty cakes, mexican wedding cookies, here was even a margarita bar! Guest nibbled on Big Star tacos and empanadas.
Michelle who dabbles in graphic design made all the signage and menus, while Brandon, a DJ, played the greatest dance music. The ceremony space was flipped into a dance floor during cocktail hour, complete with some surprise giant balloons! Guest mingled, danced and ate their way into the night.
Event Coordination; Jayne Weddings & Events
Ceremony & Reception space; Open Secrets Studio
Officiant: Grooms Mother Pam
Florist: Reception – Jayne Weddings & Events, Personals: Sprout Home-
Photographer: D’Art Photographie
Catering: Big Star
Cake: Sam Duffy Cakes (no website) firstname.lastname@example.org
Wow, this week keeps getting better. We just found out that the lovely brunch wedding of Regan and Cesar was featured on Fab You Bliss yesterday. This wedding was so much fun to work on! Check out the full feature here.
Whoa, we can’t believe we are even writing this blog post. For a VERY long time, Design Bureau has been my all time favorite magazine. Those who know me, know, I have issues with it. They recently started a sister publication called Modern Weddings! Its the coolest wedding mag out there, filled with new ideas, awesome real weddings and great advice. We are honored to be featured in this months issue, not once but TWICE! PINCH ME NOW! Seriously, not only are we thrilled to be noticed, but they also said that a wedding we worked on had “Tarantino Style” ARE YOU KIDDING ME. My favorite director and me in the same damn sentence. I can’t, I just can’t.
Special thanks to Cass and Dan, who have great taste and let me go nuts and to Pen Carlson Photography for taking the most amazing photos!
The other feature, from the geo shoot I styled , is equally pleasing, feature photos from my girl Amanda Megan Miller Photography.
What a way to start off our day! You can purchase these magazines at Barnes and Noble or online. Happy reading!
Happy Valentine’s Day Lovers! We love any excuse to show someone how much you care, whether it be Feb 14th or any other day of the year! Our favorite v-day tradition is a simple picnic on the beach followed by a walk along the water. Basically free, but so meaningful. The ocean really relaxes me and while watching the waves roll in, I always get emotional thinking about how lucky I am to have found my dream boy and share this life together. I’m such a sap. We both work crazy schedules, so being able to just sit and chat with no distractions is a treat indeed!
While searching for an image to accompany this post, I stumbled upon some truly stellar vintage valentines. I always love a good pun, especially when it involves food. Have a great lovey dovey day!
Get ready to hold on to your wedding hats people. The wedding of Shelly & DJ is stoked full of amazing details, love, and so much child-like wonder, I could scream. I actually did scream with delight when I first saw these images via the fab Jeremy Lawson. Seriously, I had to cut this blog down big time, I LOVED ever freaking image.
Shelly and DJ hired Jayne Weddings & Events for full service coordination and event design. They each had such different design aesthetics that they liked, and with their reception being help at Crystal Gardens, the thought of decor was a bit daunting to them. Luckily for us, they trusted Jayne Weddings to take their wedding dreams to the next level. DJ has a love for graffiti and munny dolls, while Shelly is a girls girl. Loving all things fairytale like and pretty. So we brought these two together focusing on a child-like theme with pops of bold colors. Think “Where the Wild Things Are” meets “Water for Elephants”. We spray painted hundreds of mini animals, hand cut 200 crowns for guests to wear, sewed 40 feet of star garland to circle the entire reception. All of it looked amazing, with the help of gorg juicy blooms from Forget Me Knodt and some killer vintage rentals from Aged Vintage Rentals.
Now with out further ado, the wedding dreams are made of:
Event Design & Coordination: Jayne Weddings & Events
Photography: Jeremy Lawson Photography
Floral: Forget Me Knodt
Venue & Catering: Crystal Gardens
DJ: Toast & Jam
Make-Up: Nika Vaughan
Vintage Rentals: Aged Vintage Rentals
Paper goods: Lily Red Studio
You guys! Its that time of year again! You know, when I go into a hole a craft my eyeballs out to try and out do my booth from last year! This year’s booth includes mucho blood, sweat and tears and we can’t wait to share it with you all! For those who have not heard about Indie Wed, you MUST check it out! Indie Wed is a unique event that combines the idea of a traditional wedding show with a street bazaar, highlighting local and nearby independent designers and artisans. Most bridal shows tend to cater to a very specific vision of what a wedding should be. Indie Wed is geared towards couples who want to take an “independent” approach to their event. It is wedding planning… redefined.
Too get amped up before the big show – check out out last two years worth of booths - here and here!
Get your tickets here! For the first 50 folks there are amazing gift bags, and Jayne Weddings & Events threw in some super killer secret items y’all. So you should prob get on that!
See you Saturday, Feb 1st from 10am – 4pm!
You guys. We are freaking out. Why? BECAUSE WE MADE 100 LAYER CAKE’S FAVORITE WEDDING DECOR INSTALL OF 2013 LIST! This is one of our favorite lists! We constantly are searching for inspiration and this list is full of it. Whilst scrolling down and seeing work of my idols – Jesi Haack, One Fine day, Bash Please – and then our name was there – WHAT! I almost passed out. But instead, I did the moonwalk across the living room and kept a stupid grin on my face all day. Check it out and get inspired!
Much love to Kelly from Indie Wed who brought us on for this project and Amanda Megan Miller for the killer photos – to see this shoot in all its glory click here!
Those of you in the Chicago know its been downright cold. That is why I was completely overjoyed when I opened my inbox to find it filled with glorious California sunshine! Sam and Andy are the sweetest couple. They wanted one thing for their day, simplicity. They didn’t care about over the top flowers, or intricate backdrops, they wanted a fun party with all of their friends with great entertainment and tasty food. Jayne Weddings and Events helped them plan just that.
It was easy with Winery SF as their backdrop. This building is located on Treasure Island, just a hop from downtown SF. Its a gorg two story building (re:cocktail upstairs, reception and ceremony downstairs) located on the water. The walls are lined with old wine barrels, while the floors are cement, a lovely mix of rustic but industrial. Love it! This space didnt need much decor, it was gorg as is!
For the ceremony, Sam and Andy asked all of their guests to turn off their phones, no one taking pics on their cell phones, people actually paying attention to the ceremony, my heart was so full!
After the speeches and dinner, the newlyweds surprised everyone with a 14 piece Michelle Jackson cover band! They were so amazing! It was by far, some of the best dancing I have ever seen at a wedding. Foreverland brought it, and it was so memorable!
Relive this sweet wedding now, and soak in some of that warm light! Thank you to Frances Iacuzzi Photography for these fun photos!
Photography: Frances Iacuzzi Photography
Location: The Winery SF
Coordination: Jayne Wedding and Events
Wedding Band: Swan Entertainment, “Foreverland”
Florist: Laura Miller Design
Desserts: Bread and Cake