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Coordination: Storybook Weddings & Events

Photography:
Cage + Aquarium Productions

Reception Venue: A New Leaf

Catering: Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group

DJ: Cage + Aquarium Productions

Floral: A New Leaf

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Meaningful traditions and elegant details were sprinkled throughout Kim and AJ’s wedding day and the sprinkling of the rain, which persisted all afternoon, was forgotten about with all the sweet emotions and beauty of the moment.

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Coordination: Storybook Weddings & Events

Photography:
Joshua Albanese

Reception Venue: A New Leaf

Catering: Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group

DJ: Toast and Jam, DJs

Floral: A New Leaf

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"Playful" is the perfect word to describe Kelly and Alex as a couple. They are sweet, genuine and both completely selfless. Their wedding day was more about bringing joy and excitement to their guests than it was "all about them".

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Coordination: Storybook Weddings & Events

Photography:
Thomas Slack Photography

Reception Venue: A New Leaf

Catering: Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group

DJ: MDM Entertainment

Floral: A New Leaf

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It was a hot summer July day for this sweet couple's wedding. But the inviting space of A New Leaf was the perfect setting. 

Cafe lighting and a warm purple glow set up the space for a full evening of dancing!

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Florist: America's Floral

Videographer: Jacob and Dawn Bender

Hair: Glamsquad

Makeup: Rouge NY

Singer: SvavarKnutur

Photographer: Katie Pietrowski

Draping and Lighting: Jolie Events

Cake: A Simple Cake

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 On a beautiful summer evening, Matt met Jess while she was working as a cocktail waitress at a rooftop bar in NYC.  He was meeting up with a group of his co-workers, and upon arrival was told: "find the prettiest girl on this roof and you'll have found our waitress." Quickly Matt laid eyes on his future wife, Jessica, and the rest was history!

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Venue: Chez Event Space

Dress: Alice in Ivory

Linens: BBJ Linens

Makeup: Cathleen Healy

Photographer: Soda Fountain Photo

Tux: The Black Tux

Hair Stylist - Nataliya Ilkiv

Planner and Designer: Storybook Weddings & Events

Drapery: Drape Kings

Bakery: Sugar Fixe Patisserie

Floral: Jackie Lacey

Stationery: Mi-te Print

Equipment: Halls Rental


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It was a day spent "under the sea". Pops of coral and soft turquoise filled the room. Chez Event Space gave us the perfect backdrop to transform the space into an underwater dream!

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Venue: Chez Event Space

Photographer: Gold Grid Studios

Planner: Storybook Weddings & Events

Decor and Design: Kehoe Designs

Stationery: Studio M Creations


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Inspired by the Brazilian heat, we transformed Chez into a summer paradise in the middle of a cold Chicago February. 

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Venue: Chez Event Space

Photographer: Louie Abellera

Planner: Storybook Weddings & Events

Entertainment: Bill Pollack Music

Caterer: George Jewell Events

Decor and Design: Kehoe Designs

Stationery: Minted.com


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Sarah and Christian had a wedding that most of us can only dream about: they chose a venue (Chez) that is already a naturally stunning space, however it is a blank canvas and you can essentially do what you wish with it. 

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Ceremony Venue: Saint Joseph Church 

Reception Venue: Chicago Cultural Center: 

Floral and Décor: Exquisite Designs: 

Catering: Inspired Catering and Events 

Coordinator: Storybook Weddings & Events, 

Hair / Makeup: Megan with Lips & Lashes Bridal

Wedding Cake: The Bent Fork Bakery: 

Pastries: Café Vienna: 

Photographer and Videographer:
George Street Photo and Video

Live Music (Jazz Trio and 10 piece orchestra): Beat Mix Music 

Transportation: American Trolley Company


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Kati was referred to us by one of our favorite Chicago caterers, whom she had previously worked for. Our initial consultation over coffee turned into Mimosas, and while chatting through wedding details and sharing stories about herself and her fiance, I knew that Kati would be great to work with.


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In Tara’s words: “The most memorable part of the day was reading our own vows to each other. It was special since they were in our own words and the promises we had for the future. It was nice to hear the unique things that we love about each other.”

Venue: The Glen Club

Caterer: The Glen Club

Planning: Storybook Weddings & Events

Photographer: This Girl Sylvia

Cake: Oak Mill Bakery

Floral: Blooming City Florals

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Erica and Luke have a beautiful love story: After initially meeting and then Luke moving away, they eventually reconnected and had their adorable little boy, Lukie, who is now two years old.

Venue: IO Rooftop at The Godfrey

Caterer: The Glen Club

Planning: Storybook Weddings & Events

Photographer: Soda Fountain Photography

Cake: Alliance Bakery

Floral: Color and Company

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The sweetest and most fun loving couple celebrated their wedding day at Independence Grove. It was a sunny day, which made the outdoor ceremony one to remember! 

Venue: Independence Grove

Caterer: Independence Grove

Planning: Storybook Weddings & Events

Photographer: Katherine Salvatori Photography

Floral: Polly's Petals and Particulars

Dress: Hailey Page

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Alison and Troy really brought their personalities and loves in life into their wedding. Ali and Troy live and breath vintage and antique and to be honest, would probably have chosen to live their lives many decades in the past.

Venue: Jacob Henry Mansion

Planning: Storybook Weddings & Events

Photographer: Elizabeth Nord Photography

Cake: Milano's Bakery

Floral: Flowers by Steen

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Alison and Troy really brought their personalities and loves in life into their wedding. Ali and Troy live and breath vintage and antique and to be honest, would probably have chosen to live their lives many decades in the past.

Venue: Little Goat

Coordination: Storybook Weddings & Events

Photographer: Nicodem Creative

Floral: Flowers for Dreams

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We had the pleasure of planning and executing our first Colorado wedding in 2015. We had never been to Colorado before, and were happily surprised that it was so green and lush there! It was quite the contrary to the anticipated stone-grey mountains.

Venue: Lone Tree Golf Club

Planner: Storybook Weddings & Events

Photographer: Dawn Sparks

Ceremony Location: St. Thomas More Catholic Parish,

Stationery: Juting Design Studio

Floral and Decor: Bella Calla

DJ: James Bermudez with Definitive Talents

Wedding Cake: Gigi's Cupcakes

Rentals and linens: Event Rents


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Partial Planning: Storybook Weddings & Events 

Photography: Donna Macaulay Photography

Venue: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Catering: Calihan Catering

Event Lighting: First in Flight Entertainment

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The sun was shining so beautifully and warm on the morning of June 13th. We arrived to Katie's hotel to drop off brunch while the girls had their hair and makeup done with mimosas in hand.

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Church: St. Mary of the Angels

Reception Venue: Spiaggia

Photographer: Barbara Shapiro

Music: Michael Lerich Orchestra

Stationary: Jane Weber Ink 

Florist: Swansons Blossom Shop

Hair and Makeup: Tracy Adduci Salon

Dress: Antonio Berardi

Bride's shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo 

Transportation: Windy City Limo

Cake: Bittersweet Bakery 

Linens: BBJ Linen

Rehearsal Dinner:
Club Lucky

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While life can bring tragedy into your life, it can also provide for joy and happiness. Mark and Rebecca's love story is truly one-of-a-kind, and they are a great example of how tragedy can also sometimes bring people closer together. 

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Coordinator: Storybook Weddings & Events

Photographer: Artistrie Co.

Venue: The Murphy

Caterer: Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group

Pie: Hoosier Mama Pie Co.

Floral: Klockners Floral

Food Truck: Cheesies

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Oh my gosh! We had so much fun with this couple! Melanie and Dave are the not only the perfect pair, but they just exude so much love for one another.

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Venue: Venue SIX10

Complete Planning: Storybook Weddings and Events

Photography: Michael Nguyen Photography

Lounge Furniture: AFR Furniture

Videography: AG Garza Weddings

Transportation: Aries Charter Transportation 

Trolley: Chicago Trolley 

Linens: BBJ Linens

Lighting: Craft Lighting

DJ: ETS Mobile Productions

Equipment: Halls Rental

Catering: J&L Catering

Ceremony Location: St. Benedict

Stationer: Studio M Creations

Beauty: The Beauty Crew

Hair: The Beehive

Florist: The Flower Firm

Bakery: Toni Patisserie







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Ryan and Alby first met each other at church when they were just in middle school. Though they were shy and didn't say much to each other during their years in youth group they both look back it now and describe how their crush began right then. 

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Venue and Catering: The Peninsula

Partial Planning: Storybook Weddings and Events

Photography: Gerber and Scarpelli

DJ: Toast and Jam DJs

Beauty: Pin Me Up Beauty

Floral and Decor: HMR Designs









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Alex and Georgia attended Fenwick High School together from 2001-2004, but they never crossed paths during that time! Shockingly, the Friar Varsity football team and The Wick newspaper staff ran in different circles, who would have thought ;) 

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Venue and Catering: Fulton Market Kitchen

Complete Planning: Storybook Weddings and Events

Photography: Jennifer Catherine Photography

DJ: Mode Events

Linen: BBJ Linens

Stationery: Minted.com

Floral: Mariano's

Bakery: Toni Patisserie









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Roma and Dale took each other by surprise when they met at the office. Dale wanted nothing to do with Roma when they first met, but as Roma says she was going to convince him to be her friend. Despite his best attempts he couldn't help it and not only did they become friends they fell in love with each other. 

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Venue: Family Residence

Catering: Food for Thought

Coordination: Storybook Weddings and Events

Photography: Jill Tiongco Photography

Band: TVK Orchestra

Linen: BBJ Linens

Stationery: Minted.com

Floral: Phillips Flowers

Bakery: West Town Bakery









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It was the picturesque wedding like in "Father of the Bride". Christine and Danny grew up knowing each other as toddlers to one day saying "I Do". and they did so in Christine's backyard. 

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Venue: Fox Hall Resort

Catering: Food For Thought Atlanta

Complete Planning: Storybook Weddings and Events

Photography: Michael Nguyen Photography

DJ: Cage + Aquarium 

Calligrapher: Along the Lines

Officiant: And Now For The Vows

Linen: BBJ Linens

Band: Emerald Empire Band

Strings: Luna Strings

Stationery: Minted

Beauty: Raney O'Keefe

Transportation: Special Day Limos

Bakery: The Cake Hag






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Miguel and Alli couldn't help but notice each other during a move in day with a mutual friend of theirs. Both a bit too shy to actually ask for the other persons number they of brought their friend into the middle of it. Classic!  

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Venue and Catering: The Valley Lo CLub

Coordination: Storybook Weddings and Events

Photography: Ann and Kam Photography

DJ: Cage + Aquarium 

Photo Booth: The Laugh Box

Beauty: Tiffany Hur

Floral: Juliet Tan 

Bakery: Bittersweet






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 While the ladies were getting ready with their hair and makeup team, the men were able to have some guy time sharing some Johnny Walker Blue Label scotch in the snazzy hotel lobby.

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Venue and Catering: The Valley Lo CLub

Coordination: Storybook Weddings and Events

Photography: Ann and Kam Photography

DJ: Cage + Aquarium 

Photo Booth: The Laugh Box

Beauty: Tiffany Hur

Floral: Juliet Tan 

Bakery: Bittersweet






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 While the ladies were getting ready with their hair and makeup team, the men were able to have some guy time sharing some Johnny Walker Blue Label scotch in the snazzy hotel lobby.

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Venue: Michelle's Ballroom

Catering: Paramount Events Catering

Coordination: Storybook Weddings and Events

Photography: Emilia Jane Photography

Band:Gold Coast All Stars 

Floral and Decor: Event Creative








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The amount of love that was in this room is indescribable. Sarah and Filip have such a beautiful relationship and their wedding reflected every bit of it. 

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Venue: Metropolitan Club at The Sears Tower

Coordination: Storybook Weddings and Events

Photography: Hannah Walkowaik

Floral and Decor: Marianos







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Jen and Vinh were our first Storybook couple where we had previously coordinated another wedding for one of their family members. It was heartwarming to see familiar faces at their wedding and to revisit the Vietnamese wedding traditions that we had experienced with Vinh’s sister the summer before.

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Venue: Moonlight Studios

Coordination: Storybook Weddings and Events

Photography: Angela Garbot

Floral and Decor: YJ Decorating

Caterer: Corky's Catering

Lighting: Sound Investment

Videography: Chicago Wedding Films






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Morgan and Dan  met in NYC and have now made Chicago their home.  Their wedding day had beautiful weather, and they took advantage of the sunshine by having their First Look right on the Chicago River Walk! 

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Venue: Pavillion at Orchard Ridge Farms

Catering: Henricis

Coordination: Storybook Weddings and Events

Photography: Peer Canvas

Cake: The Sweetery

Irish Singer: Joe McShane

DJ: David Potash

Photobooth: Fotio Co.








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Definition: Disney Wedding! Trish and Eamonn were a true fairy tale couple and there pup was such the gentleman.

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Venue: Zhou B Arts Center

Catering: LM Catering

Coordination: Storybook Weddings and Events

Photography: (YDS) took photos shown

Cake: Elysia Root Cakes

Floral: Yanni Design Studio







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On of our favorite cultural weddings is the Nigerian Wedding! Bright, bold colors and beautiful traditions were present at this stunning event.

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Venue: Cafe Brauer

Catering: Calihan Catering

Coordination: Storybook Weddings and Events

Photography: Emilia Jane Photography

DJ: Style Matters

Floral and Decor: Event Creative







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It was a classic 1940's wedding for Rebekah and Eric and the gorgeous emerald green was present in all of their details. This wedding was one for the books!

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“Nicole and the whole storybook team are amazing! I had an incredibly complicated wedding day complete with two ceremonies taking place in multiple locations, not to mention it being a terribly windy, cold and rainy day. Nicole, Lindsay and Lisa coordinated everything flawlessly so that I could spend the whole day actually getting married. Without them, I would have not been able to enjoy the most perfect wedding and the most perfect day of my life!”

– Kim, May 2015

“Nicole and Lindsay were absolutely amazing coordinators!! They made sure our day went by flawlessly. They helped a ton with arranging the day, reminding me of what I needed to do as the wedding got closer, and then had our day run perfectly! They were on top of everything and so timely in their responses. I’m not sure how we would’ve gotten through the day without them! You definitely need this group to help with your wedding!”

– Melanie, August 2015

"My husband and I hired Lindsay just about one month before our wedding day when we reached that "oh crap we have so much to do" moment and decided we needed help. Lindsay turned into a complete super hero and took control of so many details - including many that we hadn't even thought of or knew were important - and completely exceeded our expectations! She was thorough, detailed, organized, incredibly responsive and on top of that, a pleasure to work with! We wish we would have started working with Storybook even earlier"

- Morgan, April 22nd 2017 , Moonlight Studios

"I handle the events for Fulton Market Kitchen, a restaurant/craft cocktail bar/art gallery inspired space in the West Loop in Chicago. I had the extreme pleasure of working with Storybook just this last weekend, specifically Lisa. From the beginning of the event process, it was clear Lisa was organized, detailed, and cared about her clients vision. Through the entire process, I could not have been more thrilled. Her timeline were fantastic, her on site staff and coordination was superb - cannot be more complimentary of the job she and her staff did. The bride and groom were footloose and fancy free the entire event, which is exactly why you have a group like Storybook involved. I wholeheartedly suggest working with their team!"

- Kelsey, Event Manager, Fulton Market Kitchen

"Nicole (and Lindsay) from the Storybook team completely blew me away. We were only able to use them for day-of services but they completely went above and beyond! Though our wedding was in Chicago, we live in Houston, so as you can imagine, it was a difficult planning process - UNTIL we got Nicole involved! All of a sudden the stress of planning details was lifted because she totally took over organizing the little things that needed to be done, and I trusted her immediately. On the day of, I anticipated being stressed and overwhelmed but in reality because of Nicole and Lindsay it was absolutely the best day ever, and no detail was missed whatsoever. I cannot explain enough how pleasant it was working with this team, and all of my vendors knew immediately who the Storybook team was and was thrilled to work with them again! My family was happy, my husband was happy, and it was absolutely the most amazing day. THANK YOU THANK YOU Nicole and Lindsay for everything. I have already recommended this team to two other engaged friends of mine - highly recommend!!"

- Rebekah, April 8th 2017, Cafe Brauer

"As a venue manager with 10+ years experience in Chicago, I have met many wedding vendors over the years. Lindsay Gaeta of Storybook Weddings is one of my recommendations to clients when referring a wedding planner. She has excellent communication and flexibility with clients and other wedding vendors. Lindsay helped make our mutual clients' wedding run as smooth as silk. Each vendor was provided the information they needed to do their part, and the client and their families could just enjoy the celebration. Lindsay made sure everything stayed on track and she did it all with a smile and cool head. Hire Lindsay and her team and you will surely have a well organized, beautiful, lovely wedding."

- Lauren Smith, Venue Manager, Chez Event Space

"As a venue manager with 10+ years experience in Chicago, I have met many wedding vendors over the years. Lindsay Gaeta of Storybook Weddings is one of my recommendations to clients when referring a wedding planner. She has excellent communication and flexibility with clients and other wedding vendors. Lindsay helped make our mutual clients' wedding run as smooth as silk. Each vendor was provided the information they needed to do their part, and the client and their families could just enjoy the celebration. Lindsay made sure everything stayed on track and she did it all with a smile and cool head. Hire Lindsay and her team and you will surely have a well organized, beautiful, lovely wedding."

- Lauren Smith, Venue Manager, Chez Event Space

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