Maternity Shoot | Baby Katz

You guys, it’s wedding season and we have millions of amazing weddings to blog. But today we are going to take an itty bitty break to share with you something super exciting to us. I’m pregnant! Whoo hoo! Jordan and I have been put through the baby ringer these past three years and are finally pregnant with a bagelino!

I didn’t want a maternity shoot at all. I felt puffy and gross and just not like myself. But when former client, and talented photog Danielle (of this amazing wedding) reached out, offered and then convinced me to do it. I thought why not. Jordan and I haven’t had our photos professionally taken since our wedding and its the year of our 5 year anniversary, so lets do it!

Within a week we were able to enlisted some of our closest wedding vendor friends to help us make these photos the best we could. And you know what, I LOVE THEM. I am so happy I did them, and think all you pregnant ladies should think about it. It only took about 45 minutes, and I will cherish these forever. You can feel our absolute elation  as we wait for baby Katz to make his debut. Thank you so much Danielle! You are the best!

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Vendors:

Photography: Danielle Aquiline Photography

Coordination: Jayne Weddings & Events

Hair/Make Up – Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists

Floral Crown – Fleur

Dress – Zara

Men’s Wear – RVCA and Banana Republic

 

 

 

Featured | Green Wedding Shoes | Eclectic Art Fuled Love

We are over the moon to see Jenny + Eamon’s wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes today. This bride poured her heart and soul into the decor for her wedding day, and we were beyond honored to be part of it all. Her write-up is also super cute, a def. must read! Check it out here! Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 10.55.21 AM

California Mountain Wedding

Ahhh California weddings. Sorry guys, but there is just something about them. The sunlight, the ease of planning something outdoors, the fresh healthy food, EVERYTHING there has our heart. So we were over the moon when this lovely couple asked Jayne Weddings & Events to create and coordinate their wedding! Thank you for the he lovely photos by Susi Jacobs Photography !

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Jenna and Phil are such a fun loving couple, and their wedding was such a blast for guests and vendors! We loved having access to this private estate the day prior to the event. Allowing Jordan to climb their ceremony tree and adorn it with ribbons and for us to get the floor plan and lighting just right.

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Compass Floral provided some stunning floral, even floating a few in the pool for the cocktail hour! The comfy cozy lounge areas were set up by Witty Rentals, something the guests really enjoyed when they were tired from dancing. And Mother Nature provided us the most amazing weather and backdrop!

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Vendors:
Event Design + Coordination : Jayne Weddings & Events

Photography: Suzi Jacobs Photography

Florals: Compass Floral

DJ: DJ Daniel Patterson

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Frost Ranch (Private Estate)

Dessert: Carlsbad Danish Bakery

Vintage Rentals: Witty Rentals

Videographer: Kavin Lindgren Films

Cara + Cody | Urban Decadence

We are in SO love with this couple. Their sense of style, love for each other and kindness towards everyone they meet is intoxicating. I mean, JUST LOOK AT THEM,  you can totally see it.

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Vendors:

Event Coordintion: Taya of Jayne Weddings & Events

Photography: Cassandra Eldridge Photography

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Salvage One

DJ: Toast and Jam

Hair /Dresser: Nika Vaughn Bridal Artists

Make-Up: Jennifer Brown

Catering: Maison Cuisine

Dessert: West Town Bakery

Florals: Flora

Emily + Chris | Black and Gold Art Deco Affair

We have been trying to blog this wedding for the longest time. We just had such a hard  time choosing from the amazing photos by Nicodem Creative!

Emily works for the amazing Honeybook, so we really wanted to wow her with what we could do! As she wows us all the time with her prompt customer service skills. That is actually how we met!

Emily and Chris brought on Jayne Weddings & Events to provide our planning and decor services. The couple was so fun to work with! They really wanted to throw a fun party for their friends that reflected their own personal style. Giant gold sunburst balls, balloon table numbers, a hand painted photo booth backdrop and more! You don’t even realize that the reception didn’t have many flowers (something Emily is totally not into) !

Check out all the goodness below!

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Vendors: 

Coordination & Decor: Jayne Weddings and Events
Photography: Nicodem CreativeDJ: Essence Entertainment
Catering: Feast and Imbibe
Cake: Tipsy Cake
Reception: Logan Square Auditorium
Rentals: Ultrapom & Tablescapes
Hair/Make-up: Pin Me Up

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day Floral Buying Guide | CHICAGO

VDAYFLOWERGUIDEHey party people! Although flowers are lovely to get any day of the year, Valentine’s day is notorious for the day we are showered with the fragrant petals. This year, we wanted to help you or your lover to get it right. Skip the food store people, do not call FTD (booo, so lame), Chicago is FILLED with amazing floral shops that offer high quality flowers and unique gifts. This year, keep it local, you will be totally impressed and your lady or gent will be in awe of your awesomeness.

**Tip- if you call the flower shop and give them a budget + the colors / style you want they can put something together that will totally beat any thing you have ever seen before!**

Shops to give a try:

Fleur – 2651 n milwaukee avenue, chicago, il 60647 //773.395.2770

Pistil & Vine – 1924 north damen avenue chicago, il 60647  //  773.698.7287

Asrai Garden – 1935 w north ave, chicago, il 60622 // (773) 782-0680

Fox Glove Studio – although they do not have a store front, they will be hosting a pop up at Humbolt House on Saturday!

Field & Florist – although they do not have a store front, they will be hosting a pop up shop on Saturday and Sunday at Heritage Bicycle!

*we are just speaking of florist with flower shops in Chicago, there are many amazing and talented event & wedding florists not on this list. If you are a floral shop and would like to be added to this list, please let us know!

Jenny + Eamon | Eclectic Art Fueled Love

Jenny and Eamon are such a special couple. They met at an art school, the same one I went to actually. I met Jenny through the school and I just loved her from day one. She is exuberant, uber talented, and one of the most kind people I have ever met. I knew that Eamon and her were a match made in heaven, and I almost died when she told me about her wedding details.

EVERYTHING you are about to see was made by Jennifer’s two hands (with the help of her amazing Mother, who is also an artist)

Thank you to Brad and Jenn From Q Avenue Photography for the amazing photos!

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Our favorite part, by far, was the Andy Warhol inspired balloon room, and the touch light exhibit she created to entertain her guests. The warhol-esque balloons were the shape of the Steelers logo diamonds. Eamons favorite team. She tried so hard to have items that would reflect both of their styles. Which we can totally appreciate.

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Vendors:

Event Coordination & Install: Jayne Weddings & Events
Photography: Q Avenue PhotographyVenue: Lacuna Artist Lofts
Catering/Staff: Big Star
Food Trucks/Other Catering: Mamas nuts, Doughnut Vault, 5411 Empanada, Hubby’s Hotdogs
Hair/Make-up – Vanessa Valliant

 

 

Mary + Hugh | Vintage Scottish Wedding in Chicago

Jayne Weddings & Events had a blast working with this couple. They both come from creative fields, and had very good taste, which made it easy to work with them on the design of their big day. They hired us for full service coordination + event design.

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Hugh had custom vests made out of his families tartan fabric. Their dog Shamrock brought in the rings. Mary’s love of purple shown through in the flowers by Fleur. Her love of all things vintage and timeless was reflected in the custom invites, table numbers and place cards by Sarah Drake. Special signage was hand done by the lovely Layers of Loveliness. The dessert buffet was packed with so many different types of English desserts. The cake, had a beautiful rough icing finish by Elysia Root Cakes. The groom + groomsmen , who are in a band together overseas, reunited onstage a few special songs.2015-11-20_00252015-11-20_00262015-11-20_00272015-11-20_00282015-11-20_00292015-11-20_00302015-11-20_00312015-11-20_00322015-11-20_00332015-11-20_00342015-11-20_0035 This whole event was filled with thoughtful details and a lot of love. We are thrilled to be able to share these awesome photos by Studio Finch with you!

Vendors:

Photography: Studio Finch
Event Design + Coordination: Jayne Weddings & Events
Flowers: Fleur
Videographer: Highway 61 Films
Custom Invites & Paper goods: Sarah Drake Designs
Cake: Elysia Root Cakes
Handwritten Signage: Layers of Lovlieness
Make-up: Nika Vaughan
Hair: Debra Petrielli
Vintage Rentals: ReFind Joy
Rentals: Tablescapes
Catering: Hearty Boys
Band: We Unity Candle