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

5. February 2015 15:21 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

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

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

13. November 2014 15:01 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

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.

30. August 2014 15:09
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Notre Dame, Travel Themed, DIY Wedding in Bolingbrook

30. August 2014 15:09 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

Avid travelers and Notre Dame alums, Meagan and Arthur tied the knot at St. Elizabeth Seton Church then celebrated with a DIY travel themed reception at the lovely Bolingbrook Golf Club. Each table was named after a special airport, with guest names printed on luggage tags. There were decoupage pictures, maps, and a vintage suitcase for cards, along with one thousand hand-folded oragami cranes for good luck. Family and friends cheered when they heard the Notre Dame fight song, and everyone was treated to a fantastic fireworks display, too. What a beautiful, fun, and memorable day! See more at Natalya Fiore Photography. Go Notre Dame! Go Meagan and Arthur!

Getting Ready

Toasting the Bride

Peaches and Cream Bridal Bouquet

Suburban Wedding Party

Boutonniere and Bridesmaids Bouquet

Bolingbrook Wedding

Casual Wedding Flowers

Bolingbrook Golf Club


Credits: Photos by Natalya Fiore, La Sposa Wedding Gown from A Joyful Occasion, Bridesmaids' Dresses from J. Crew, Floral Decorations by Phillip's Flowers, Hair by Innovations of Naperville, Cake by Zasha Gazder, Music by Your Night Productions.

5. August 2014 15:27
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Chicago Wedding and Westin Lombard Reception

5. August 2014 15:27 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

Meghan and Kevin tied the knot at St. John Fisher in Chicago, then joined their guests at a delightful reception at the Westin Hotel in Lombard. When asked about the experience, this bride and groom agreed, "The planning can be stressful, but once your wedding day arrives it will be 110% worth it." We couldn't agree more. Their most memberable moments? "When Fr. Frank announced us husband and wife, our first dance, the bag piper, and being at the reception with the most important people in our lives." This wedding was overflowing with love and happiness. We think this couple's life together will be, too. See more at Elle Rose Photo.

Meghan and Kevin

Pink and White Bridal Bouquet

Meghan and Kevin's Wedding

Votives and Rose Petals

Pink, Blue and Green Centerpieces

Chicago Wedding Party

Credits: Jasmine Bridal, Men's Warehouse, Nikey Jewelers, Caparros, Haut Bridal, Phillip's Flowers, Sound Sonic DJ, Oak Mill Bakery, Elle Rose Photo, and Hillary Delich

20. July 2014 14:38
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Glamorous Renaissance Chicago Wedding

20. July 2014 14:38 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

Jen and Ken's downtown Chicago wedding was a picture perfect day full of family, friends, a whole lot of fun, and just the right amount of glitz and glamor, too. With a wedding party of fourteen, Rebecca Marie Photography described the day as classic, timeless, and reminiscent of the 1950s. After a regal ceremony at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, guests were treated to a romantic reception at the Renaissance Hotel ballroom. Floral decor by Phillip's Flowers included roses, hydrangea, crystal beads and silver accents, with the glow of soft candlelight everywhere. The bride and groom are as sweet and caring as can be, and the evening was a beautiful as they are. See it all at Style Unveiled and Rebecca Marie Photography Part One and Part Two. Amazing!

River Walk


Bride's Hug

Ring Bearer and Flower Girl

Kiss the Bride

St. Alphonsus Church

Silver and White Reception

Roses and Peonies

Elevated Reception Centerpiece

End of a Perfect Evening

Credits: Gown by Crystal Brides. Bridesmaids dresses by Bella Bianca. Men's formal attire by Formally Modern. Floral designs by Phillip's Flowers. Placecards by JonNi Paper Goods. Music by Blue Water Kings Band. Day of coordination by Tying the Knot. Transportation by Second City Trolley.