Safari Themed Shoot

About little bit ago Team Jayne put together this amazing Safari themed shoot! We love the all the rich textures and neutral colors! Taya (our resident interior designer by day, killer wedding stylist/coordinator by night) worked really hard on this shoot, and it totally shows. I mean, check out that hand made gold 3-d geometric wall! WHAT! Megan Saul Photography provided the gorgeous moody photography, while Elysia Root Cakes thru down with a custom black and gold cake! The flowers were off the charts bold by Field and Florist! But our personal favorite is a total tie between Veronica Sheaffer’s lovely gowns and Sarah Drake’s custom shibori invites. Natural elements, flowy fabrics, a TENT, I can’t, I really can’t – see it all for yourself ! 2015-05-15_0003 2015-05-15_0004 2015-05-15_0005 2015-05-15_0006 2015-05-15_0007 2015-05-15_0008 2015-05-15_0009 2015-05-15_0010 2015-05-15_0011 2015-05-15_0012 2015-05-15_0013 2015-05-15_0014 2015-05-15_0015 2015-05-15_0016Coordination and Event Design: Jayne Weddings & Events Venue: City View Lofts Photography: Megan Saul Photography Wedding Dresses: Veronica Sheaffer Rentals: Aged Vintage Rentals Paper goods: Sarah Drake Design Flowers: Field & Florist Cake: Elysia Root Cakes Food: Pure Kitchen Catering Hair/Make Up: Debbie Petrielli

Vibrant Loft Wedding | Allison + Dave

We love this wedding. We love it so much that it has taken us months and months to choose the photos to feature on our blog. We didn’t want to even blog about it, b/c that means it’s over, and this wedding was just too good to be over! Allison & Dave choose Jayne Weddings & Events full service with design package. We were so honored they did! This couple was such a blast to work with, basically letting us run with some seriously cool design!

We worked closely with them to create a funky, but very sophisticated event. We absolutely adore the pops of bold purple and black against the soft grey and pink marble table runners. Ruby the Fox provided some of the coolest paper goods to date, featuring a mirrored print and dark ink splotches. Fleur and ReFind Joy basically dropped the mic and walked off once they were done dressing up the tables with some vibrant flowers, veggies, air plants, mixed metals, vintage votives and pottery! There were handmade paper flower letters, giant hanging menus, ombre escort cards, noise makers, and a cake to die for! The bridesmaids all wore different metallic textured dresses and the flower girl was the cutest in her little dress and ribbon wand. Our absolutely favorite decor items was the runner/backdrop. Jayne weddings painted the pattern with watercolors and then had the painting printed on 66 yards of fabric, it was so cool to see it all come together with the help of Art of Imagination!


This wedding has also been featured on Style Me Pretty and Swooned! For the full gallery of gorg photos by Pen Carlson Photography click here!

allisondaveblog2Photography – Pen/Carlson
Event Design – Jayne Weddings & Events
Floral Design: Fleur
Wedding Dress: Pronovias Barcelona

Ceremony Venue: Loft On Lake
Catering: Hearty Boys
Hair And Makeup: Morgan Blaul

Calligraphy: Jilly Ink
DJ: Toast And Jam
Grooms Attire: Nordstrom
Cake And Cookies: Flour Cake And Pastry
Ceremony Backdrop: Art Of Imagination

Invitations And Programs: Ruby The Fox
Vases And Pottery: Re:find Joy

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

Forget Me Knodt – 1313 west wilson avenue, chicago, IL 60640  // 773.944.1041

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

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

LarkSpur – 333 north oakley boulevard #111, chicago, il 60612 // 312- 226-5567

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

Inde Wed Recap | The 3rd Floor

Hello! We are back after the whirlwind that was this years Indie Wed! As you know (or can read about here) we were given an entire floor to coordinate and design! We wanted to bring the warmth  and radiance of the summer sun to Chicago for the day, and that is exactly what we did!  Guests got to experience a state of zen while sipping on bright libations in our mystically alluring Moroccan cabana created by Art of Imagination. Spa In Your Space provided complementary manicures and massages. Publican Quality Meats created global themed bites and Cage & Aquarium pumped in some killer tunes. Smilebooth was all the rage for folks with their gif booth & photo booth and Black Dog Gelato dished out some yummy summer time gelato! We created a lounge with luxurious furniture from Bowery and Bash, bright sunny smiley flowers from Foxglove Studio, a giant, beautiful (we wish it was our wedding cake) cake from Elysia Root Cakes.

indiewed_p1Jayne Weddings and Events worked closely with all the vendors to keep on theme. We created custom mood boards and color palates to help everyone see our vision!

We also created a custom tablescape for our Moroccan, Cali, summer time fling! Macrame runners, fur lined benches, terracotta plates, brass and gold metal votives, teals geometric salad plates, hand cut place cards, fresh fruits and orange sodas! Chicago Farm tables provided a gorg farm style table and benches and Janelle from ReFind Joy hand lettered the mirrors (from Chicago Vintage Weddings) for us, as well as provided the flower vessels on the table. Layers of Loveliness created beautiful calligraphy place cards, as well as some other signage around the room. We topped off each plate with a super cute tiny (REAL!) gold pineapple.

Our favorite design element of the day was definitely the fun and colorful ceiling installation that we created by hand just for this space. 900 feet of tissue fringe garland!!! Can someone please let us do this at their wedding! It was so pretty and moved with the rhythm of people walking around, I can envision this at an outdoor wedding in peaches, golds and whites, blowing in the breeze, ah, so gorg!

indiewed_p2We even created a custom backdrop for Smilebooth! Which we also had fun in! Whew, we were exhausted, but so pleased by the turn out of so many unique and in love couples!


A giant thank you to Julia Franzosa Photography for taking so many amazing pics of the floor, your use of lighting just gets us.

we also mixed in photos from Amanda Megan Miller Photography and Tuan H. Bui Photography, as well as some Insta pics. We are just so proud of this floor, we love all the different photographers takes on it, we couldn’t help ourselves!

Also a hug and a high five to Indie Wed for trusting us with the floor! It was such a blast to create something like this amongst such supportive peers!

Stay tuned for some fun DIY’s from the day to be blogged about in the coming weeks!

Indie Wed 2015 | Coolest Wedding Show Ever

You guys, we have been missing in action. Why? Because we have been running around crafting, creating, spray painting, sewing, gluing, brainstorming, meeting and collaborating with some of the most killer wedding companies in Chicago preparing for this years Indie Wed! Normally Jayne Weddings & Events only gets an 8×8 booth, but this year….THEY GAVE US A FLOOR. What the what, a floor, yes! A floor to fill with some of our favorite vendors and create a totally unique look and feel from the rest of the show. We wanted to create something warm, colorful, energizing and zen-like to relax all our couples and friends. I could go on and on about how awesome it is going to be, but Kelly from Indie Wed covers it better then we ever could here.

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 11.38.53 AMTickets are going fast, so make sure you get yours asap! If you are coming to the show, get their early, we hear the goody bags are jam packed with super cool stuff!

To check out our past indie wed booths, click here – 1, 2, 3

See you on the 3rd floor!

Anna + David | A Scandinavian Love Story

Anna and David were so much fun to work with! They both have a killer sense of style and said yes to almost anything we threw their way. David’s family is of Scandinavian descent, and Anna loves all things bohemian but simple, making designing this wedding refreshing and invigorating!

Jayne Weddings & Events worked closely with the ever talented Fleur to create long lines of giant stemmed buds in clear vessels running down the cafeteria style seating. Fleur brought giant dahlias, long stems of stock and more, all in the couples pastel palette.

She also made the ceremony extra special by creating a flower garland backdrop. Her team sprinkled a bed of flower petals and heads for the bridal parties entrance. Jayne added a ton of candle light and dimmed the lights. All of it was so jaw dropping, so romantic, Prairie Production had become a bohemian paradise!

The bride is an amazing artist and hand painted all 172 place cards AND escort cards, talk about a labor of love! She also hand painted her menu board. Jayne Weddings & Events dip dyed table linens and even made a few shibori dyed runners. There were Swedish desserts, catering from The Publican, PQM, Nico, & Blackbird, late night hot donuts and live jazz music. It was the bees-knees people. The bees knees.

The couple and their family are pretty private folks and opted to keep most of their wedding photos within the family, but they granted us permission to share their decor, so get ready to feast your eyes on all the pretty!!!
Big thank you to Huge Galdones for the photos. We also mixed in some from our instagram, because we just could not stop ourselves!


Photography: Galdones Photography
Event Design & Coordination: Jayne Weddings & Events
Flowers: Fleur
Paper Goods: Bride (she may be interested in working with you, email me if you want to contact her!)
Venue: Prairie ProductionBand: Steven Cohen Band
DJ: Toast & Jam
Catering: One Off Catering
Dessert: Nico Osteria, Blackbird, The Swedish Bakery
Vintage Rentals: ReFind Joy