Our killer designer Taya came up with this super fun and easy DIY backdrop for the Safari Themed Shoot. Today we are showing you how simple it is with this step by step guide. So grab you scissors and some paper and get rocking and rolling!
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!
We wanted to keep the ceremony and reception space soft and feminine, while having the cocktail area be fun and lively.
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.
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.
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!
Guests 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
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.
For 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.
For 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. Guests 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! Big 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
Papergoods: Layers Of Loveliness
Photobooth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co.
Vintage Rentals: Aged Vintage Rentals
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!
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 ! Coordination 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
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!
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.
We are pleased as punch to be have the colorful and fun wedding of Andrea and Mike featured today on Artfully Wed! This wedding is just so happy and sunny! A perfect match for the first day of April! Check it out!
We were super excited to chat with one of our favorite east coast floral wholesalers about this years wedding floral trends. We love watching the industry trends change, and are completely obsessed with these new and exciting trends! Check out the trends here, you are going to love them!
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!
Photography – 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