Caitlin + George | A Glamorous New Year’s Celebration

What better way to kick off the week than with a look at one of our favorite couple’s special day? Caitlin and George’s New Year’s Eve wedding was a celebration for the books. We’re definitely taking notes; from champagne parades to custom painted bride & groom portraits, who knew a New Year’s wedding could be such an elegant, exciting, and romantic affair! Caitlin and George, who met at Second City, included many personal touches to their day that transformed their space into a stunning tribute of their families and relationship. We created a showcase of these items using the Chicago Athletic Association’s gorgeous bookshelf (which usually just displays the CAA’s licenses and such). Oh, and it’s never been used before, so it’s extra exciting being the first to utilize its potential!

Their reception took place in the White City Ballroom and was a lovely multi-course meal, that featured a fun Champagne march at the beginning of dinner.

After dinner guests were ushered into the Madison Ballroom for a NYE style party, complete with all the necessary NYE paraphernalia! Watching their guests count down to midnight, may be in our top ten most fun moments at a wedding. It was just all so joyous!

Big thanks to Sean Cook Weddings for the killer photos!

Let’s get into it! Enjoy!


These custom portraits were actually painted by the bride herself! These were eventually displayed on the CAA’s bookshelf with the rest of the couple’s personal momentos.










When tasked with this bookshelf we leaned on our resident Interior Designer, Taya, who spent almost 3 hours putting this together. Complete with college flags, heirlooms, photographs, knick knacks, greenery, and guest placecards, it was a stunning tribute to Caitlin, George, and their loved ones.






While guests enjoyed the reception, we got busy once more to transform the cocktail space into the perfect New Year’s celebration. Including glamorous gold and silver fans, party hats, mini champagne bottles, and a photobooth! We even traded in the band for a DJ. This is where Caitlin & George rang in the New Year, surrounded by their family and friends.






Event Planner: Jayne Weddings & Events
Photographer: Sean Cook Weddings
Transportation: Windy City Limo
Paper Goods: Ashley’s Custom Stationery
Hotel/Reception/Caterer/Beverages: Chicago Athletic Association
DJ: Toast & Jam
Cake: Cake Chicago
Makeup: Morgan Marie Beauty
Hair: Art + Science
Videographer: Iconic Arts
Rentals: Tablescapes
Florist: Fleur Inc.
Attire: Ultimate Bride

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