Kristy + Chris | Vibrant Art Gallery Wedding

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This couple came to us with visions of sweet pastels and clean bright whites. It was their fiery pops of hot pink that let us know this was a match made in heaven! We were thrilled when they hired Jayne Weddings & Events for full event design and coordination.

Kristy chose her dress while on a “just for fun” trip to a bridal store in Atlanta with her sister. It was the first wedding dress she has ever put on, and she just knew it would be flying back to Chicago with her. Chris took it upon himself to add all the extra details to his custom suit. We love that he added the monogram of his wedding date!

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The walls of the ceremony/reception space were adorn with abstract art from the Zhou B. gallery. We loved how this wild art looked juxtaposed with the very bridal look everywhere else. Guests tossed heart shaped confetti as the couple were announced husband and wife. We brought in market lighting to warm up the large art gallery.
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The cocktail hour was so much fun! We tied the cocktail tables with handmade tassels, hung hot pink cardboard chandeliers and had old Hollywood movies projecting on the wall! We created a 10 foot wide wall of hanging heart garland and added different types of crystal and gem votives to add a sense of sparkle to the room. We also created some hand lettered  signage to help direct guests throughout the day.

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For the reception, guests were directed to the tables with their escort card frames, made in joint effort by the bride’s mother and mother in law. Both mom’s helped out so much with little DIY projects, it was so sweet to see all their hard work come together. Different lush high and low centerpieces by Life In Bloom, made the room feel romantic. The tables had custom menus with a black backing set on top of a pale pink napkin, it was a stunning and very chic look!

Besides the warm intimate lighting, we were totally obsessed with their cake from Elysia Root Cakes! The little florets on the top and bottom tier were so perfect mixed with the simple middle layers. The wood cake topper was the perfect finishing touch!

View More: More: More: More: More: More: More: More: More: danced into the evening, while the children at the wedding had a blast with their fun filled gift bags! It was all so pretty and so filled with love, we feel honored to be able to say we were part of it!

Venue: Zhou B Art Center
Photography: JenographyEvent Design/Coordination: Jayne Weddings and Events
Floral: Life In Bloom
Lighting: Art of Imagination
Cake: Elysia Root Cakes
Catering: Kenmare Catering
DJ: DJ Chicago

Kristine + Eric | Timeless & Lush Chicago Wedding

When we met Kristine + Eric we were floating on cloud nine. This couple is SO in love, it was intoxicating to be around! You can totally feel their joy in these photos. Working with couples like this is why we what we do, and they were such a happy reminder of that!

Kristine knew that she wanted something timeless and classic. She also wanted to create something that was intimate and approachable. She chose to hire Jayne Wedding and Events for event design as well as coordination. She wanted to  make sure that her event would never feel outdated, so we focused on a clean, crisp design with classic style hints here and there.

This couple also really cared about their guests being treated to a special day. So we added a special tea station because it’s Eric’s father’s favorite and made sure that the band would play certain songs to appease her sorority sisters. This couple was very accommodating to all of their guests wants and needs.

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2015-07-20_0010 2015-07-20_0009For the look of the event, Jayne Weddings and Events came up with a simple but chic white and and gold color palette. Working with Kristine we decided to add in lush greens by way of garlands and monochromatic centerpieces created by Fleur.

The ceremony set up was one of our favorites. Green garlands lined the aisle, while large puffs of babies breath anchored it. The most lovely chandeliers hovered above.  The vintage ladder and candle backdrop from Aged Vintage Rentals, set the tone for the couple to exchange their handwritten vows. Kristine was stunning in her gown and Eric looked dapper in his navy suit. It was raining lightly during their ceremony, and the overcast sky made the room feel even more romantic.

2015-07-20_00062015-07-20_00072015-07-23_00202015-07-23_0021 2015-07-23_0002 2015-07-23_0003 2015-07-23_0004 2015-07-23_0005 2015-07-23_0006For the reception we used textured linens on the King’s Table to give it a special pop. Light blue pin-striped napkins gave the tables a subtle hint of color, and many candles made the room feel warm and inviting. Crystal Chandeliers hanging overhead made the whole room sparkle! Layers of Loveliness added the finishing touch with her beautiful calligraphy gracing the place cards, invites, and various signage. SMPSUBMIT_jayneweddingskeweddingamandameganmiller2772015-07-23_00222015-07-23_0023  2015-07-23_0009 2015-07-23_0010 2015-07-23_0011 2015-07-23_0012 2015-07-23_0013 2015-07-23_0014 2015-07-23_0015 2015-07-23_0016Guests had so much fun in the newly remodeled Ivy Room. They hung out on in the vintage lounge provided by Aged Vintage Rentals, and snacked on yummy cupcakes and beautiful wedding cake by Elysia Root Cakes! But Greenlight Music really kept the dance floor hoping all night long. They brought so much energy to the space! 2015-07-23_0017 2015-07-23_0018Big THANK YOU to Amanda Megan Miller Photography, your photos are so amazing, and truly portray how killer this day was!

Photography: Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Event Design & Coordination: Jayne Weddings & Events
Floral Design: Fleur Inc.
Wedding Dress: Tara Keely
Cake: Elysia Root
Reception Venue: The Ivy Room
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Wtoo

Catering: J And L Catering
Makeup: Rachel Reiman
Hair: Tara Coghlan
Lighting : FROST
Groom’s Attire: Custom Suit By J Hilburn

Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Linens: La Tavola

Music: Greenlight
Papergoods: Layers Of Loveliness
Photobooth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co.
Vintage Rentals: Aged Vintage Rentals

Featured | Style Me Pretty | Timeless Chicago Wedding

We are thrilled to have Kristine + Eric’s lush white wedding featured on Style Me Pretty this morning! This couple was so genuine, so  in love, and had such good taste,  it made our jobs easy peasey. Check out the feature here!

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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

Welcome Rachel ! | 2015 Intership Program

We are so thrilled to again be adding to the Jayne Weddings team! With Samantha stepping up from intern to assistant coordinator shortly, we had room to add another talented young lady to the bunch! This lovely has a background in florals and an eye for design. On her first day with us she killed some custom table ties and hung chandeliers like a champ. We can not wait to see what else she creates this summer!

Welcome Rachel!


Name: Rachel Jozwik
School: Iowa State University
Random Fact: I love soaking in the sun by the ocean in Duck, North Carolina.
Why I love weddings: I love wedding because of the creativity they allow for. Each wedding is so different from the next and has its own special details to incorporate. It is exciting to take the clients vision and turn it into something bigger and better than they even imagined.

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!

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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!