Classic Chicago Wedding w/a Twist!

Jean & Anthony’s Navy Pier wedding was a wonderful combination of classic Chicago style with fun whimsical twists! Jean, was so great to work with and had so many ideas. she really wanted every aspect of the day to be meaningful and personable. The couple currently lives in Georgia, and you could just feel the Southern hospitality! She came to Jayne Weddings & Events for full service coordination & event design.

She wore a drop dead gorg wedding dress! It looked amazing on her, and she totally rocked it! The flowers were off the charts dramatic, loving that pops of brilliant purple from Forget Me Knodt. Thanks for the killer photos Julia Franzosa Photography!

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Isn’t this couple so adorable! Such a stunning pair! They did a choreographed first dance, that was seriously something out of a movie, so good.

The ceremony started with the ring bearer carrying a handmade sign proclaiming “Here Comes the Bride!’. It was too cute.

For the ceremony, we wanted to do something a little offbeat and outside the box. Crystal Gardens is a gorgeous giant glass room, filled with lush greenery. With ceilings that high, we wanted to make the room feel a little bit smaller. We decided to create a fun colorful pinwheel backdrop for the ceremony. Later, this was moved to behind the sweetheart table!

The tables were decked out in bold purple flowers, which matched the lovely bridesmaid dresses. Each table was numbered with a photo of the couple. Guests grabbed their escort cards from vintage white washed drawers and headed to their table.

The tables were layered with white linens, burlap and lace runners, and the most decadent silver sparkle chargers! We also hand lettered chalkboards for the menu, as well as the ceremony!

After dinner, the guests danced the perfect evening away to The Final Say!  1jeanandanthonypart2

Vendors:

Photography: Julia Frazosa Photography
Floral Design: Forget Me Knodt
Event Design & Coordination: Jayne Weddings & Events
Vintage Rentals: Aged Vintage Rentals
Cake: Weber’s Bakery
Band: Final Say
Makeup: Dominica Swanjnoski
Hair: Debbie Petrielli
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero

Featured | HoneyBook Vendor Spotlight

Happy Friday Y’all!

We are thrilled to have our interview with HoneyBook featured on their blog! HoneyBook is our all time, newest, most favorite, lovely, killer, awesome thing ever! It basically keeps us organized and helps us write proposals quicker then ever, which gives us more time for, you know, the good stuff, the glitter and nails stuff! Its also super well designed and very user friendly, which makes our hearts sing!

Check it out here!

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Completely Obsessed | Veronica Sheaffer Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

Jayne Weddings & Events has become completely obsessed with Vernoica Sheaffer wedding dresses. One of our recent brides rocked it hard down the aisle in her amazing custom dress and since then, we can not get enough! Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 11.31.32 AMScreen Shot 2014-10-23 at 11.31.47 AMScreen Shot 2014-10-23 at 11.32.01 AM Jayne Weddings had the pleasure of attending Veronica Sheaffer’s fashion show for her fall/winter 2015 collection. It was an exciting opportunity to get know the designer behind the dresses. Her enchanted designs have an air of vintage with a chic modern twist. The designer and self-taught seamstress (we were so impressed) shared her unique design process. Similar to how Michelangelo famously freed the forms imprisoned by the marble he was working with. Veronica finds the dress inside the woman. She meets with the bride and, “Seriously within an hour I know exactly what she should be wearing. It’s super intimate and fun.” Which is why she announced at her show that she would now exclusively be doing custom dresses. Her goal for her fall/winter collection was to showcase, “Whatever crazy stuff I had in my head. It’s an opportunity to show brides what my aesthetic is and what we can do. Very fine, fun stuff.” The collection feels like Great Gatsby meets modern glam. The soft feminine, elegant details paired with plunging necklines, clean lines, and ultra fine fabrics can make any woman feel red carpet gorgeous. And now we have to gush about the designer herself, who we’re dying to make our new best friend. Veronica is as charming in person as her handcrafted, luxury custom gowns. And is genuine to boot. It’s evident from her passion and story that she was put on this earth to make women feel beautiful on their big day. She’s not just designing the dress of her bride’s dreams, she’s designing a dress that they will have and hold for the rest of their lives. And that’s a beautiful thing. - Christine Cottrell Check out Vernoica’s lasted collection, as well as all the goodies from her past collections here! Photos : Vernoica Sheaffer Website

Our Rebrand & New Website!!

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Wow. I am so excited to share with you our new look and website! I actually can not believe I even get to write this blog post. I started Jayne Weddings & Events about 5 years ago. It was nothing more then a dream and a hobby. I was still working full-time and just wanted a creative outlet. Over the years, I have met so many adorable couples, worked with tons of killer vendors and formed amazing friendships. I have to pinch myself to believe that this happened, this is my career!  At this point, I couldn’t imagine life without the whirlwind that is Jayne. It soaks up 95% of my thoughts and I’m always thinking about the next move, next project, next item to spray paint! Some days, its doesn’t even feel like a job, but just who I am.

I have been talking, plotting and working on this re-brand for over year. I really wanted it to be absolutely perfect before I shared it with all of you. The old Jayne Weddings & Events was soft and feminine. Full of pastel colors and beachy pics. This is who I was at the time. Since then, like all things, my design atheistic and business has changed. I am totally obsessed with sharper angles and brighter contrasts. I love mixing modern minimalism with homespun pieces. Our team has grown to more then just me and a glue gun, and in 2015 we will launch our window design services!   This is what the new Jayne will reflect. Bigger, bolder, hopefully even better then before! The new logo is something I created to reflect all the different pieces that make up the greatest love – as well as an amazing event. We will always focus on meaningful design, no matter the style, that is something that will never change.

It is with tears in my eyes, that I proudly present to you, the New Jayne Weddings & Events!!! We hope you love it as much as we do!

Cheers,

Katie Jayne Sprenkle
Founder & Creative Director

 

Good bye old website. You were a good site and worked so hard for us!

Good bye old website. You were a good site and worked so hard for us!

Andrea + Mike | A Big, Bright, Balloon Filled Wedding!

THIS wedding. It combines so many items that we absolutely love. Giant round balloons with glimmering tassels, gold glittery table numbers, a head-over-heels Bride and Groom, the sunniest, brightest, flowers, an outdoor ceremony… and the sign-age, you must see this sign-age! The couples friend (who now is providing items to other lovely couples!!!) made all these gorg watercolor items! I about died when I first saw them, seriously, they are super legit! We were so thrilled when this couple reached out to us for Month of Coordination in Chicago. The couple had so many amazing ideas and we were so excited to be able to assist them in creating his fun filled wedding day!

Happy Monday Folks! Enjoy the eye candy!

Andrea+Mike

 

Event Coordination: Jayne Weddings & Events
Photography: Laura Witherow Photography
Florist: Fleur
Catering: Hearty Boys
Venue: Lacuna Artist Lofts
Custom Signs, Escort Cards: Rachelle Garner (can be reached at rachelle(dot)sartini(at)gmail(dot)com)
DJ: Toast and Jam
Desserts: Molly’s Cupcakes
Dress:Dakota Gown by Nicole Miller for BHLDN

Featured | Vibrant Loft Wedding

Happy Friday folks! We have seriously like 10 amazing weddings that we want to share with you, but our time is still busy with wedding work, so you must wait. BUT we do have some pretty for you, this may be the most covered wedding of 2014 for Jayne!  Check out Allison + Dave’s big day featured on Swooned Magazine’s blog! Whoo hooo! I’ll cheers to that (but then again I’ll cheers to basically anything)!

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Emmy Fashion | Recap 2014

We are super excited to be starting a new section to our blog – FASHION! The fact that we haven’t already covered this is absolutely mind blowing. While we love shopping and all things fabric, Jayne Weddings & Events has decided to bring on writer and blogger  Christine Cottrell ! She will be sharing the latest trends, hot splurge/steals and so much more! To get us started off, she is helping us sift thru all those red carpet looks seen at this past weeks Emmy Awards! 

Take it away Christine!

Did you catch the Emmys? For fashion’s sake, we hope so. We’ve created our very own awards for the most notable, pinable gowns of the night. We sure wish Rent the Runway could get their hands on these dresses!

The “most fab crop top that God has ever put on this earth” award goes to Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano -

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The “making maternity glam” award goes to Hayden Penettiere in Octavio Carlin. (We actually might get pregnant just so we can wear this…might) -

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The “nude dress that’s even sexier than your Birthday suit” (and honestly, that’s hard to come by) award goes to Taylor Schilling in Zuhair Murad -

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This year we were delighted to see a whole new category. For “being able to “walk the red carpet” and “down the aisle” in the same dress” (and in that order, of course) award goes to Kristen Wiig in Vera Wang, Lucy Lui in Zac Posen, and finally, Syd Wilde in we don’t know, but it’s smoking!

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The “O.M.G I want that back and tail” award goes to Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karan Atelier -

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There was a tie for the “So vogue” award. It goes to Uzo Aduba in Christian Siriano, and Kate Walsh in Stephane Rolland Haute Couture -

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The “I want to hate it, but I think I love it, but I still can’t decide” award goes to Alicia Quarles in Dany Atrache -

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And last but certainly not least, the “secretly slutty yet sophisticated” award goes to Debra Messing in Angel Sanchez -

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All pictures are courtesy of Hollywood Life.

- Christine Cottrell

Sarah + Dan | A Wedding in the Vines

Sarah and Dan met in Chicago. They work in the Midwest. Their families are from the Midwest. So why a California wedding? Well once you check out these photos you will totally get it. Sarah owns an amazing wine bar (the ruby tap) it was thru her connections there that she stumbled upon the most beautiful wedding venue she had ever seen! She always knew she wanted a destination wedding, but after seeing the glorious  Gundlach Bundschu Winery, that was that.
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Since they were traveling from Chicago, they chose to keep the decor simple. They wanted to show off the vines and lovely sunset. They chose pretty lush and low centerpieces and super fun burlap and gold table runners. We placed all of the guest tables in two really long lines that helped create the most intimate feel amongst the vines. Dan, the groom, made all of the paper goods for his lovely bride. We chose to clip the placecards on to their wineglasses to avoid the wind blowing them away. The bridesmaids all wore anthropologie dresses and they had the cutest ring bearer!

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Many Chicago vendors traveled out West for this wedding, so it truly was a midwest party with a Californian backdrop!

Special thanks for Jeffery Marini for the amazing photographs! We are totally in love with his editorial style!

Credits:
Photography: Jeffery Marini           
Wedding Coordination: Jayne Weddings and Events
Florist: Ev Floral Design
Wedding Guitarist: Glenn Carter
DJ: Boutique DJ
Catering: Girl and The Fig
Rentals: Wine Country Party and Event Rentals
Venue:  Gundlach Bundschu Winery