The Dawson Winter Style Shoot

We were so excited when the super fab and fun Oriana of OKRFoto reached out to us to help style a shoot she was working on over the summer. Even though it was the summer, we wanted to focus on a warm and intimate dinner between friends.

While we all love a good dress, we got to use these beautiful vintage menswear peices instead, which made me want to run out and buy a suit immediately, talk about chic!

The Dawson’s private room felt perfectly toasty with its fabric covered walls and heavy furniture. Asrai Garden made it super juicy with her dark and romantic flowers and veggie centerpieces. I don’t know about you, but I would like to recreate this whole thing in my dining room, invite over some friends and play dress up in gorg jewels and suits. So fun! Enjoy!


Photography: OKRFOTO
Models: Ann, Daina, & Aja
Hair/MUA: Nika Vaughn, Bridal Artists (Samantha and Kristina)
Clothing Stylist: Rowkeena Ellis
Props: reFind Joy
Vintage Dish Rentals: Rent Vintage Chicago
Florals: Asrai Garden
Set & Tabletop Styling: Jayne Weddings & Events
Jewelry: Virtu Chicago
Paper Goods: Fox and Hound Paperie
Suits provided by Mignonnette Bridal &  Richard’s Fabulous Finds
Venue: The Dawson

Thanksgiving Fashion Guide

Our favorite fashion lady is back and she is making sure you look super fly this thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is almost here. We couldn’t be more psyched. A holiday that celebrates overeating and being grateful. Sign us up!

Let’s start with the most taxing. The outfit. (Did you think we were going to say turkey, who cares about turkey?) Thanksgiving is the time to be thankfully-stressed-out at the thought of seeing or potentially meeting your future extended family. And yes, you, the next Mrs. in the fam will be on display. Feeling good about how you look is crucial to surviving the day. Whether they’re as conservative as the Cleavers or as eccentric as the family from Beetlejuice, we’ve concocted the perfect look for you.

On the bright side, there’s always Friendsgivings. Friendsgivings are amazing. They combine the greatest things: your favorite people, your favorite foods, and lot’s of alcohol. Does life get any better than that? Before you attend this year’s Friendsgiving make sure you review the official rules, (yes there are rules).

And if you have the distinct honor of hosting Friendsgiving, keep these simple rules in mind: prep ahead of time, decorate pumpkin chic, Cards Against Humanity, and of course wear the cutest apron.


We like to call this “I’m conservative, but also a little artsy…”

look12Skirt & Shirt: ASOS | Earrings: House of Harlow | Bracelet: Kate Spade | Shoes: Nordstrom | Bag: Anthropologie

The “Yes, I’m a total bad ass, but a really pretty one”

look2Dress: Ralph Lauren | Shoes: L.A.M.B. | Braclets: By Boe | Jacket: Zara | Clutch: Loeffler Randall

The outfit that Katie Jayne would want to wear, that girl loves a killer pair of pants:

look3Shirt: Zara | Pants: RTA | Jacket: ASOS | Shoes: Aldo | Ring: Humbolt House

Some of our favorite aprons (it was SO hard to choose!!) :

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Written by : Christine Cottrell
Currated by: Katie Jayne

Molly + Timmy | A Sparkly, Fun, Quarky, Totaly Cool,Wedding Day!

You know how sometimes you meet people and immediately can just feel how cool they are. Like “I don’t even deserve to talk to these lovers, they are just so cool. They probably bleed glitter and cry donuts they are so cool.” This is exactly how I felt when I first met Molly + Timmy.

This couple is so real. They have a deep love for their families, friends and each other. They have amazing sense of style and a killer eye for design. AND they are big animal lovers! Seriously, If I didn’t love them, I would prob want to slap them they are so cool. Their wedding was no different. Molly hand wrote all of the place cards in her funky handwriting and clipped it to a moleskin field journal as a favor with a sparkly clothespin. She worked with wedding dress designer Veronica Sheaffer to create her wedding look (which is killer, check out her makeup and shoes, the whole thing is to die for!) They had a friends band play live music as they walked down the aisle! Another friend created hand drawn signage for them. They had doodlebooth to keep guests entertained! Foxglove adorned the table with organically shaped dramatic flowers in reds and pinks. The bridesmaids carried gold pompoms! But my favorite part, were the “runners”! Thousands of vintage crystal chandelier pieces where places in rows down ever table. Thousands. Of. Sparkles. WHAT. It all happened at Salvage One, because that is what cool people do.

Jayne Weddings and Events was honored to be asked to coordinate such a stunning, unique and fun wedding!

There are a million more cool details so check out all the pretty provided by Johnathan Crawford Photography!


Event Coordination: Jayne Weddings & Events
Photography: Johnathan Crawford Photography (friend of the Bride/Groom)
Florist: Foxglove Studios
Officiant: Shelby Allison (friend of Bride/Groom)
Catering: Jewell
Venue: Salvage One
Entertainment: Doodlebooth
Custom Signs: Friend of Bride/Groom
DJ: DJ Dolo
Desserts: Luscious Layers Bakery
Dress: Veronica Sheaffer
Shoes: Miu Miu

Welcome Sam to the Jayne Weddings & Events Team!

The Jayne Weddings & Events team is growing again, and we are super excited! With Taya moving from intern into the role of assistant of coordination & event design we had room for a new intern. Everyone welcome Samantha!

Samantha will be assisting us the day of, as well as helping us network, create DIY items, blog, and so much more! She currently has a side business for kids birthday parties, this chick is crafty and business minded y’all!


Name: Samantha DeVictor
School: Ohio University
Random Fact: My papillon Cosette is the love of my life…tied with my fiance Mike ;)
Why I Love Weddings: I love all the details that tell a story about the couple. No matter if a couple is simplistic or over the top, love is center stage on their wedding day…not a bad blueprint for the future!

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!


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


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!!


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!


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!



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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