We’ve been featured! | Jess + Rami’s Chic Loft Wedding

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Jess & Rami are featured on Lakeshore in Love and we couldn’t be happier! Sometimes we run across a wedding that really touches us and this definitely one of those weddings. Not only are the bride and groom some of the nicest people we’ve ever worked with, but their love is just so sweet it melts our heart. Their chic, sophisticated wedding at Room 1520 was one of our favorite—complete with gorgeous winter florals, full greenery, and so much love.



Inspired Invitations | Our Favorite Suite Designs

From neutral to vibrant, from classic to eclectic, your invitation suite is the first part of your wedding your guests will see. This is the perfect opportunity to set the tone for your entire event so make to sure to properly think through all of your design options so everything flows together. We’ve rounded up a handful of our favorite invitation suites over the years to give you all a taste of just what is out there. There are SO many different options and it can be overwhelming at first to make a decision. Go with your gut—don’t pick something just because it’s in “style,” pick something you genuinely love and you can never go wrong.

Vibrant Desert

This colorful, eclectic suite was absolutely perfect for our Cali-Styled shoot at Big Star. The simple and light typography with the bold colors and texture of the envelope liner give this suite just the right amount of excitement.

Lily Red Studio, Chicago Wedding Photography & Design

Lily Red Studio, Chicago Wedding Photography & Design

Lily Red Studio


Hand-drawn + Graphic

Our talented bride, Jennifer, created her own suite by hand and we are still blown away by the detail and boldness of each of the pieces in this suite. With the help of a friend, Jennifer, also created a one of a kind crest (which you can find on the top of the main invitation) that has significant to Jennifer and her husband, Eamon’s life and relationship.

Q Avenue Photo // www.qavenuephoto.com

Brad & Jen Photo | Crafted in Carhartt


Shibori Inspired

Shibori is a type of pattern that is created from dying fabrics with a special type of ink. That idea has been mimicked here with this invitation suite for our safari styling. The lightness of the invitation and reception card paired with the deep texture found on the envelope liner and RSVP card give this suite a beautifully polished final set.


Sarah Drake | Megan Saul Photography


Romantic Watercolor

One of our very own (Caroline Dodd) created this suite first with handpainted watercolor and then added the romantic typography you see below. Kay + Tim’s summer wedding was sweet, romantic, and modern and the invitation suite captures all of this. The bright pinks mixed with the lighter elements of the watercolor give this suite a great amount of dimension.

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Caroline Dodd | Studio Finch


Traditional + Romantic

For this NYE wedding, the couple decided to keep their invitations somewhat simple. Keeping the invitations, RSVP, and reception card strictly script-based, it allowed for a few extra playful moments in the save the date and rehearsal card. The custom portrait on the save the date was actually painted by the bride herself!


Ashley’s Custom Stationery | Sean Cook Wedding Photography


Geode Agate

Our own Katie Jayne designed this geode suite for her sister’s vibrant, east coast wedding. By keeping the invitation suite fairly monochromatic with pop of gold, this hinted at the gorgeous wedding to come which would be full of color and life.


Amanda Naylor Photo | Jayne Weddings


Abstract + Eclectic

One of our favorite weddings definitely deserves some kickass invitations! The simplicity of the actual invitation using lighter colored splotches pairs perfectly with the awesome pops of color in the RSVP card. The abstract pattern on the RSVP was also used at their aisle runner on the wedding day. We love when the design of the invitations is carried through the entire event—it makes everything feel so put together.


Ruby the Fox  | Pen Carlson

We’ve Been Featured on Bridal Musings! | Vica + Nathan | A Sweet + Romantic Outdoor Wedding

We are thrilled that one of our favorite weddings (& couples!) has been featured on Bridal Musings! Vica + Nathan are one of those couples that you instantly fall in love with. The way they looked at each other, spoke to one another—everything about them screamed that they were just so in love. Vica really said it all in her vows during the ceremony: “Before you my heart was full, but now it overflows.” Vica is Jewish and Nathan in Korean so each side of their family was able to celebrate in their own way—a Jewish ceremony followed immediately by a traditional Korean Tea Ceremony, which was so incredible to experience. Their photographs truly capture the energy and love that surrounded Vica + Nathan and that’s all thanks to the very talented Eric Floberg.

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Spring Style Guide

With a new season comes a new set of fashion trends. Here’s a few that have stuck with us that we hope to incorporate into our everyday attire. From bold rings to bright jackets, this spring’s style is absolutely going to break us out of our comfort zone.


Statement Hairpins

Hairpins will likely never go out of style due to their absolute necessity! But this season large, statement pins are in and that means big, geometric, patterned, etc. etc.! We want it aaalll. You can even get creative with your bobby pins like our 3rd image below. Arrange your pins in a variety of shapes to achieve the same look as a custom barrette.




Alice & Wonder



Ivy Wild Boutique


Floppy Hats

Go out and buy yourself a floppy hat—you’ll thank us later. We are thrilled these have come back into style as they’re not only super adorable but totally functional too! A stylish way to protect your face from those suns rays.

Shop Style | The Sweetest Thing


Bold Rings

We can’t get enough of bold rings—colorful, big, geometric, you name it! This gorgeous ring from Clay & Chloe will go with everything and there’s no doubt it will turns heads every time you wear it.


Clay and Chloe


Thick, Statement Earrings

As you can see—statement pieces are obviously so in style this season. And earrings are no exception. From thick, colorful hoops to dangly tassel earrings, you can’t go wrong with any of these earring choices.


Alice & Wonder


The Stripe


Fanny Packs

Ah, the fanny pack. You either love it or you hate it. For those of us who immediately think Coachella vibes when you think of fanny packs, you may be wondering how to style these in a sophisticated and modern way. Never fear, we’ve go you covered. Choose fanny packs that have more stability or fun stitching to look more polished. Throw in a pop of color or go for a monochromatic look. You can also choose to wear it either around your waist or over your shoulder for an edgier look.


Whimsy Soul


Urban Outfitters



Color Blocking

Speaking of color—color blocking is SO in this season and we couldn’t be happier. Choose colors in a similar color family for a super sophisticated, yet still super fun, look. Pair with neutral toned accessories and shoes for an elegant finish.




Vox Calantis in Deserto


Bright Shoes

This season is clearly all about color. Bringing bright pops of color to your footwear is definitely something to consider when shopping for this season. Whether it be flats, sneakers, heels, wedges—go bright or go home. Think outside of the box and throw in a color that is totally unexpected.

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Bright Jackets

OK. We saved the best for last because we can’t get enough of these BRIGHT and BOLD patterned jackets. Both of these are from Chico Kay and we are OBSESSED. Excuse us while we go buy one of each. We love that these are also paired with patterned shoes and bags. You can never have too much pattern or color and these definitely prove that.


Chico Kay


Chico Kay


Spring + Summer Sweets to Share

Spring & Summer to us means endless amount of cookouts, bbqs, potlucks, outdoor gatherings, and beach days—just to name a few. And with all of these comes a whole lot of delicious food. Dessert being a very important aspect of its own. We’ve compiled a list of some of our very favorite dessert recipes that are perfect for any occasion you may find yourself in this season.

S’mores Icebox Cake


This s’mores cake is a perfect balance of everything you could want in a s’more. A layer of crumbled graham cracker followed by the most magical marshmallow whipped cream topped with chocolate pudding and toasted marshmallows to really finish it off.



No Bake Lemon Tarts


No bake desserts really seem to be the way to go these days so we’re always on the lookout for a good no bake recipe. These adorable lemon tarts are high on our list! With so many flavor and decor options, these allow you to cater to many guests as well as bust out your creative side for the decorating.

Woman’s Day


Boozy Pina Colada Ice Cream


We can’t wait to make this for a loung-by-the-pool day. Boozy anything is always on our list, but boozy ice cream?? Count us all in. Not to mention the pina colada make this so refreshing and not at all heavy like regular ice cream.



No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake


Another no bake option because who has time for that? This blueberry cheesecake is to die for. Not to mention is gorgeous! The smooth cheesecake mixed with the tart blueberries give this such a unique taste and texture. The thick layer of crust at the bottom is an absolute MUST if you’re making this.

Taste of Home


Sliced Oranges & Pears with Mint Sugar


We’re including this because it’s SO simple and is great if you’re just looking to whip up something sweet quickly for yourself to enjoy outside by the pool. The mint sugar adds an unexpected twist to this overly simple dessert.

Real Simple


Spring Floral Guide

With spring well on its way, summer is right around the corner! Which means it’s time to start thinking about spring/summer florals. Oh, who are we kidding, we never stop thinking about them. To help make your bouquets extra special, we’ve pulled together a handful of our favorite blooms that are available this season. Any favorites that didn’t make our list? Let us know!



The peony is the perfect bloom. Full of romance and it blooms in a variety of colors so it’s the perfect starter flower for your summer bouquet. Pair it with smaller flowers that have more texture and color.

Lou Flower Studio




Ah, the poppy. An old favorite due to the fact that it’s so delicate yet so bright. You can’t go wrong with the classic red poppy, but we love ours with a hint of orange for some extra interest.



King Protea


The perfect statement flower: King Protea. Add this to any bouquet and it will surely steal the show. The size, color, texture—everything about this flowers screams center of attention. And what better flower for your bridal bouquet?

Vale of Enna Flowers




The classic Dahlia will always be on our list. A great flower to start with for your bouquet as it’s quite large, blooms in a variety of colors, and all those petals give your bouquet so much added movement. Not to mention they pair great with almost anything.

Brenda Rivas




These graceful flowers are perfect for softening your bouquets. Available in a variety of colors so there’s plenty of options for any bouquet you create!

Great Garden Plants




If you’re looking to add some crazy texture to your bouquets, look no further than these pincushions. The bold orange color paired with small stems with so much texture, these will add so much fun to any bouquet you decide to put together.

Something Turquoise


Amaranth (globe)


Another great choice to add movement and color to your bouquets. These globe amaranths give every bouquet they are in whimsy and texture. Pair these with larger blooms to make a bigger impression.

Collect Inspiration




These delicate little flowers are beautiful for those who want to stick to strictly blooms in their bouquet while also giving it some texture and movement. Freesia pair great with florals of a similar size and leafy greenery.

Stem and Son


Wax Flower


These little guys are amazing for adding smaller textures to your bouquet. As they don’t take up much space, you can throw in a little of these in all of your bouquets to add some extra color or movement.

Serenata Flowers

Glamorous Wedding Ideas | Wedding Styling

Team Jayne is all about the unexpected, the colorful, the geometric…should we go on? But what we also love are those weddings that make you stop and go “wow.” We’ve sifted through some of our favorite celebrations that make us fall in love all over again and we want to share them with you. We hope this collection will bring you endless inspiration for bringing your wedding vision to life!

Kristy + Chris

Kristy + Chris started their wedding planning process with with visions of sweet pastels, clean bright whites, and bold pops of hot pink. We couldn’t be more excited when they told us they wanted to be married at Zhou B Art Center. The abstract art found in this gallery completely elevated the look of Kristy + Chris’ big day and juxtaposed so nicely next to the romantic, feminine decor throughout the space.

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Jenography | Life In Bloom | Elysia Root Cakes | Zhou B Art Center

Caitlin + George

Caitlin and George’s New Year’s Eve wedding was a celebration for the books. We were definitely taking notes; from champagne parades to custom painted bride & groom portraits, this wedding is definitely one to inspire. Their reception took place in the White City Ballroom and begun with a stunning Champagne march to kick off the night. The classic lush, ivory floral, lots of candlelight, and gold accents, this NYE wedding had all the glam you could ask for.


Sean Cook Weddings | Chicago Athletic Association | Fleur Inc.

Jenna + Phil

For all your California brides, get ready. Cali glam is definitely in its our category and this mountain weddings was nothing short of breathtaking. We kept the color palette soft and romantic with ivory, blush, burgundy, and pops of light blue, adorned the ceremony tree backdrop with ribbons (as well as their sweets table), and lit the entire evening with gorgeous cafe lights overhead.


Suzi Jacobs Photography | Compass Floral

Emily + Chris

This art-deco inspired affair in Logan Square definitely says wedding glam. The gold confetti photographed so beautifully and the minimal table decor gave this fun, black and white celebration and glamorous edge. Typically, you don’t think “glam” when balloons are involved, but these gold table number balloons and black globes really dressed up this auditorium space. Emily + Chris’ celebration is the perfect take on a low-key Chicago glam wedding.


Nicodem Creative | Logan Square Auditorium

Kristine + Eric

On the other end of the spectrum is Kristine + Eric’s lush downtown Chicago wedding. The extensive greenery used throughout the day brought a level of sophistication to The Ivy Room and transformed the space into a romantic, glamorous, luscious paradise. The aged wood elements we incorporated throughout the decor added an accessible level amount of glam to this lovely affair.


Amanda Megan Miller Photography | Fleur Inc. | The Ivy Room

Down the Aisle | Ceremony Aisle Decor Ideas

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to decorating the aisle for your ceremony. Where will your ceremony be held? An open, industrial space will need a bit more thought and decor than a large church ceremony. Your decor style is also an important aspect to discuss. Are you sticking to simplicity or do you want something bold that will make a statement? All of these elements are crucial to discuss when planning for your wedding. We’ve collected a handful of aisle treatments from our most stylish couples over the years to provide some inspiration on all the different styles and options that are possible.


Bold + Original

Creating this custom aisle runner for Allison + Dave’s vibrant loft wedding was a dream. The pastel ink splotches added a modern, romantic and colorful element to this simple, open loft space. Team Jayne actually hand painted this runner, scanned it into the computer, played with the colors to get it just right, and then had it printed on special fabric that we hemmed into the right size and shape!


Pen Carlson


Romantic + Minimal

For those couples who are having a ceremony in a church may be wondering how to add decor without taking away from the beautiful interior of the church. Nicole + Richie landed on this idea of stringing individual peony blooms to line the aisle. It was the perfect way to minimally accent the space.


Codrean Photography | Luminous Blooms


Vibrant + Fun

One of our favorites to date! We create this bright, streamer-lined aisle which brought such a great energy to the ceremony. Eryn + Jim also gave guests colorful pom poms to throw during the recessional—such fun!

George Street Photography


Classic + Sweet

For the most romantic, fairytale outdoor ceremony, Ally + Yuri’s aisle featured these gorgeous floral arrangements lining the aisle leading to one of the most beautiful floral arches we’ve seen! The pink silk fabric gives this an even sweeter touch.


The Allens Photography | Mon Amor Event Design


Traditional + Lush

For all those traditional couples—this lush greenery aisle runner elevates this ceremony space and pairs perfectly with the large floral arrangements and custom candle display.


Amanda Megan Miller Photography | Fleur

Kickstart Spring with these Fresh Recipes

Beet & Ricotta Hummus


Start off with this bright and delicious Beet Hummus—the added ricotta gives this hummus a beautifully light and creamy finish. And that color is just to die for!


  • 1 baseball-sized red beet (about 6 ounces), scrubbed
  • 1 15½-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • ⅓ cup tahini, well mixed
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup ricotta
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated or smashed to a paste with flat side of knife on cutting board
  • 1 teaspoon (or more) kosher salt
  • 10 cranks freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • Mint leaves, poppy seeds, and olive oil (for serving)
Bon Apetit

Garlic Cilantro Shrimp


What could be a better way to welcome the spring than with these grilled shrimp—adding some cilantro and garlic to elevate the flavor make this the perfect “welcome spring!” dish.
  • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/3 c. chopped cilantro, plus more for serving
  • 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 c. finely diced onion

Slow-Cooker Lemony Spring Veggies


Don’t forget about the veggies! These veggies are great for the spring awakening as they are light, fresh, and citrusy—all elements that you’d want in a new spring dish.


  • 4 medium carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large sweet onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1-1/2 pounds baby red potatoes, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh chives


The Griffith Park Swizzle


Finish off your meal with this spring cocktail—complete with bourbon, lime, and mint—and says “Cheers” to spring!


  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • .75 oz simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Absinthe
  • 3 dashes each Angostura and Peychaud’s bitters
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 1 mint sprig
Hinoki & the Bird in Los Angeles 


Passing Deadline


If your palette is looking for something a little darker, try this mezcal cocktail with jalapeno syrup and vermouth—sure to win over those with more complex taste buds.


  • 1.5 Creyente Mezcal
  • 1 oz citrus juice
  • .75 oz jalapeño syrup
  • .5oz Green Chartreuse
  • .5oz Uncouth vermouth
 American Cut Midtown in New York City


Lime Pistachio Tart


And we could never forget dessert—we can’t wait to eat this whole thing ourselves. The crispy pistachio crust paired with the light zest of the lime tart will awaken your taste buds.

For the Dough: 

  • 1 cup shelled raw unsalted pistachios, half coarsely ground and half finely ground
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest (about 2 limes)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 large egg yolk plus 1 large egg

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 20 large egg yolks plus 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons finely grated lime zest, plus more for garnish, plus 2 cups fresh lime juice (about 12 limes)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 3/4 cups mascarpone cheese
Martha Stewart


On the table, babe.

When designing a wedding one of the most crucial elements of the day is the table decor for the reception. What you fill your tables with will determine the look, style, and feeling of your party. We LOVE putting together tablescapes because it gives us a chance to push the envelope and try something new or unexpected. You can never go wrong with keeping it simple with some beautiful florals and classic tableware, but adding in an element of the unexpected or putting your creativity to the test is always our goal. In an attempt to help spark some inspiration for all of your table decor needs, we’ve pulled together a handful of our favorite tablescapes we’ve helped put together over the years.

Bold, Bright + Playful


One of our favorite Indie Wed displays from a few years ago featured a bright array or florals and beautifully bohemian accents like the deep teal and clay plates stacked onto of those gorgeous textured chargers. The layering of different textures and colors was definitely our favorite aspect of this tablescape.

Tuan B & Co | Julia Franzosa Photo | Foxglove Studio | CB2 | Anthropologie


Sweet, Light + Romantic


This sweet setup was just perfect for this couple’s intimate garden wedding. It was followed by a lovely tea party-esque reception at the Palomar Hotel. Each centerpiece was placed in a unique teapot with tea candles and handwritten menus. placecards, and table numbers done by the bride!

Tennile Sunday Photography

Modern, Bright + Boho


This will absolutely be one of our favorite tablescapes for as long as we can imagine. Those gorgeous florals with so much movement, the beautiful macrame table runners, and that pop of bright blue in the pebbles of the succulents created this amazingly modern take on the bohemian trend we encountered a few years ago.

Christian Gideon Photography | Fleur | Anthropologie (runners)


Fresh, Sunny + Lots of Texture

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Texture + Pattern! Two of the things we are most concerned with when it comes to putting together an interesting and exciting tablescape. For this sunny brunch wedding, we sought some inspiration from menswear with these blue patterned linens to match the vintage glassware. The feminine florals, geometric vases, and gorgeous handwritten marble placecards pair with the masculine textures perfectly to create this fresh, playful tablescape.

Rowan Oak Studios | Nimblewell (glassware) | Hostess Haven | Foxglove Studio | EJD Design


Neon, Citrus + Full of Life


From one of our first times at Indie Wed! We handpainted that entire backdrop specifically for this event and it. was. awesome. Those gorgeous, citrusy florals were a perfect complement to our backdrop and the simple white plates, green linens, and gold painted fruit helped to tone down the brightness into something totally modern and accessible.

Amanda Megan Miller Photography | Jayne Weddings (Handpainted backdrop!) | Fleur


Simple, Lucious + Citrus Accents


Another modern take on a tablescape featuring citrus accents, this time created with lush greenery and blush blooms lining the center of the table. These farm tables were just perfect so there was no need for linen except for those light gray napkins.

Let’s Frolic Together | Bloom Babes | Coast Catering


Delicate, Vintage + Mismatched


Another texture-filled tablescape! This intimate reception was held at Green Street Smoked Meats family-style so we wanted to keep it fairly simple. With just a few collections of bud vases lining the table, a variety of gorgeous vintage glassware, and assorted patterned linen napkins, this downtown hoedown came together seamlessly.

Pen Carlson | Nimblewell (glassware) | Foxglove Studio | Ikea (napkins)


Fresh + Colorful


Talk about showstopping florals; these arrangements completely transformed The Dawson into the reception of our dreams. Lots of color, texture, and movement created a vibrant and playful tablescape. With just a simple black napkin fold, calligraphed menus, and maraca placecard, this tablescape proves that sometimes simplicity is better!

Eric Floberg | Youth & Yarrow


Vibrant, Creative + Romantic


We custom created these table runners specifically for this wedding and we couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. They added just the right amount of color and drama to not overpower those beautiful flowers and create movement along the entire length of the farm tables. A collection of fruity accents were also dispersed along the table to bring in even more color and texture.

Pen Carlson | Fleur | Ruby the Fox | Jayne Weddings (custom table runners)