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15. June 2015 16:03
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Glamorous Spring Wedding and Reception

15. June 2015 16:03 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

Chrissy and Andrew exchanged their vows at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church then treated their guests to a glamorous reception at Mirage Banquets. Every detail was meticulously planned by Tom Manikas of Manikas Designs. Chrissy carried an elegant hand-tied bouquet of cream and off-white roses, stephanotis, and dendrobium orchids. The reception featured lush elevated centerpieces with hydrangea, roses, stock, spray roses, amaranthus, and other fresh garden flowers in white, cream, blush, lime green, and soft pink hues. Mirrored light boxes added a dramatic flair, with an assortment of shimmering votives, hurricanes, and crystal spheres to complete the romantic look. Other floral decor included footed glass bowls, silver candelabras, Mercury glass, lanterns, crystals, and scattered rose petals. An accomplished vocalist, featured on American Idol and Xfactor USA, Chrissy even surprised Andrew by singing a love song by Alicia Keys, to a soundtrack produced especially for their wedding day. It was so romantic and thoughtful! See more of this stunning Chicago wedding celebration at WASIO Photography. Chrissy's advice for other brides to be? "Pick the right team to work on your wedding."


Bride and Bouquet


Chrissy and Andrew

Ring Bearer

Reception Decorations

Place Setting

Mirage Banquets

First Dance

Credits: Hair by Chrissy Haralambopoulos, Makeup by Cynthia Sarrafian, Stationary by Ramina Isaac, DJ John Grammatis, Photos by WASIO Photography, Video by Cineasthetic Films.

5. February 2015 15:21
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DePaul Wedding and Palmer House Reception

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Carrie and Ryan met as undergrads at DePaul University, where the two made a connection almost immediately. Eight years later Ryan picked Carrie up in a horse drawn carriage for a romantic tour of the city and an even more romantic proposal. Their Chicago wedding was a fairy tale dream come true, with a stunning ceremony at their Alma Mater's St. Vincent DePaul Church and a vintage glam reception for 170 guests at the Palmer House Empire Room. Carrie wore a fabulous Monique Lhuillier gown with organza skirt, and the Autumn evening was filled with candlelight. Special touches included vintage fairytale books as accents, a gift card holder in the shape of Cinderella’s carriage, and white gloved waiters serving the main course to the sounds of “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast. It was truly a beautiful and memorable event for an equally beautiful couple. See more at Splash and Jill Tiongco Photography. Congratulations Carrie and Ryan! Thank you for letting us be a part of your gorgeous day.

Before the Vows

Chicago Trolley Car

DePaul Bride and Groom

Chicago Wedding Party

St. Vincent DePaul Wedding

St. Vincent DePaul Church

After the Vows

Palmer House Reception

Carrie and Ryan

Credits: Photos by Jill Tiongo, Gowns by Glamour Closet and Nordstrom, Menswear by Formally Modern Tuxedo, Floral designs by Phillip's Flowers, Entertainment by Toast and Jam, Invitations by Papyrus, Cake by Sweet Food Chicago, Hair by Jon-David and Ronnie Lee Brooks, Makeup by Brittany Perris

3. February 2015 13:48
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Chicago and Glen Ellyn Country Club Wedding

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Mike surprised Jessica by asking for her hand at a surprise party with all of their family and friends. It was so thoughtful, romantic, and fun! They tied the knot in Chicago at Old St. Patrick's Church, then celebrated with their guests during a lovely reception at Glen Oak Country Club in Glen Ellyn. She wore a gown by Allure Bridal, with vintage jewelry from her grandmother. The bridesmaids wore dresses of their own choosing with matching earrings by Swarovski. What a wonderful couple and gorgeous day. See more at Gerber and Scarpelli. Congratulations Jessica and Mike, and thank you for letting us help decorate your day. We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

Peaches and Cream Wedding Flowers

Glen Oak Country Club Reception

Blue and Gray Wedding

Peach Table Setting

Country Club Evening

Credits: Gerber and Scarpelli Photography, Earle Greenberg Video, Black Tie Formalwear, DeEtta’s Bakery, DJ Chicago.

1. December 2014 14:36
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Classic Tent Wedding at Oak Brook Hills

1. December 2014 14:36 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

Lauren and Luke's summer ceremony and tent reception were at the beautiful Oak Brook Hills Resort. From the stunning Pronovias gown to the gorgeous Chuppah and classic blush and white theme, everything was spot on elegant. The elevated floral designs featured lush hydrangeas and roses galore displayed on glass pedestals. The tent was impressive, and Orchestra 33 kept everyone dancing all night at this wonderful couple's celebration featured on Style Me Pretty. Congratulations Lauren and Luke! Thanks for letting us be a part of your fantastic day!

First Look

Classic Bridal Bouquet

Tent Reception

Peaches and Cream Centerpiece

Suburban Bride and Groom

Oak Brook Hills Wedding

Credits: Photos by Kristin La Voie, Videography by Vanilla Video, Dresses by Volle's Bridal Boutique, Floral Designs by Phillip's Flowers, Music by Orchestra 33, Cake by Allegretti's Bakery, Shoes by James Ciccotti, Hair by Antje Kastner Studio.

13. November 2014 15:01
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Wilmette Wedding and Schaumburg Reception

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Thanks to Yaneck Wasiek for posting thiese great pics from Cheryl and Brian's wedding. This couple is so full of life, musical talent, and energy, too. With a ceremony at the Bahai Temple in Wilmette, a stop at Clark Street Beach, and a reception at the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg, they definitely covered a lot of ground on their wedding day. But, it was such great fun to get to know them and be a part of their fantastic day. See it all at Wasio Photography. Congratulations Cheryl and Brian. We know your future will be fillled with love, lauhter, and song.

Cheryl's Wedding Day

Non-First Look

Father and Bride

Wilmette Wedding

Clark Street Beach Couple

Credits: Eva's Bridal of Oak Lawn, Tamara Makeup & Hair Artistry, Jill's Boutique, Phillip's Flowers, Concept Effects, Wasio Photography, Jonathan Perkins Videography, and Baking Institute.

8. November 2014 13:34
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A Chicago Wedding from Start to Finish

8. November 2014 13:34 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

It was a cold and snowy Chicago evening just three days before Laura's birthday. She and Mac shared a romantic dinner at a quaint little table near the wine cellar of Piccolo Sogno. But, Mac seemed a little distracted, excusing himself from the table twice. When the check arrived, he was gone again, so Laura opened the check holder. Inside she found a love note from Mac, asking her to meet him at one of their favorite spots, near Chicago's Adler Planetarium. There, on that cold and windy night, Mac got down on one knee. And, that was only the prelude to this wonderful couple's quintessential Chicago wedding. The stunning ceremony was at Old St. Patrick's Church. With a gown from A Joyful Occasion, shoes from Tom's, and fewelry from Etsy, Laura looked amazing. The bridesmaids wore dresses from Jasmine Galleria and carried sunny yellow and white bouquets. After the ceremony, there were photos at Olive Park and a beautiful reception celebration at the National Hellenic Museum. What a romantic, upbeat, and fun-loving Chicago wedding! See more at Gerber & Scarpelli. Congratulations Laura and Mac. May all your memories be happy ones!

November 8 Wedding

Chicago Bride

Downtown Chicago Wedding

Windy City Wedding Party

Happy Couple

Chicago Skyline

Credits: Photos by Gerber and Scarpelli, Hair and Makeup by Zea Salon, Menswear by Topman Suits, Catering by D’Absolute Events, Floral Designs by Phillip's Flowers, Accommodations by Crowne Plaza, Music by The Lisa Renee Band, Cake by Mariano’s, Videography by Leap Weddings