Lizzie + Troy

Ryan + Patrick

Nicole + Richard

Natalia + James

Alby + Ryan

Sarah + Christian

Roma + Dale

Jessica + Matt

Mara + Aaron

Courtnie + David

Rebekah + Eric

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Ashley + Jeff

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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







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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Linen: BBJ Linens
Stationery: Studio M Creations
Floral and Decor: Yanni Design Studio
Lounge Furniture: Bowery and Bash
Bakery: Gibsons Cakes

Venue: Gallery 1028

Catering: Calihan Catering

Complete Planning: Storybook Weddings and Events

Photography: Peter Gubernat Photography

DJ: Cage + Aquarium








Courtnie and David were such a pleasure to work with. They had big visions and their vendor team brought it to life! Rustic romance was the theme behind their day.

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Singer: SvavarKnutur
Photographer: Katie Pietrowski
Draping and Lighting: Jolie Events
Cake: A Simple Cake
Venue: Battery Gardens

Florist: America's Floral

Videographer: Jacob and Dawn Bender

Hair: Glamsquad

Makeup: Rouge NY









 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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Linen: BBJ Linens
Stationery: Minted.com
Floral: Mariano's
Bakery: Toni Patisserie

Venue and Catering: Fulton Market Kitchen

Complete Planning: Storybook Weddings and Events

Photography: Jennifer Catherine Photography

DJ: Mode Events








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: 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







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, allowing its couple's to create their idea of perfect.

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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







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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This stunning background is located in Hotel La Badia in Sorrento, Italy. Designed by our world traveler and Lead Planner , Lisa Jaroscak. Courtney and MJ were captured in the most romantic of setting while guests at their table enjoyed the most incredible view. 

Venue: Hotel La Badia
Female Model: Courtney Groves
Bridal Gown: Alyssa Kristin Bridal
Male Model: MJ Egbaria
Mensware: Black Tie Formalwear
Photography: Andrea & Federica


Planning: Storybook Weddings and Events

Floral: Lilla Bespoke

Rentals: Vola Service

Linen: BBJ Linen

Stationery: Studio M Creations
 





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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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Nicole and Rick's wedding day took place at one of the most stunning venues in the Chicago Suburbs. Their blush and silver inspired wedding took their guests breath away. 

Venue and Catering: Hotel Arista
Complete Planning:  Storybook Weddings & Events
Make Up: Bianca Sansosti Artistry
Hair: Anna Harris 
Cake: The Cakery 
Floral and Decor: Avant Gardenia 



Draping and Lighting: Elegant Event Lighting
Entertainment: Cage + Aquarium Productions 
Linen: BBJ Linen 
Photography: Carrie Holbo Photography 
Photobooth:
Flash Party Photobooth 
Day-Of Stationery: Pink Elephant Events 
Videography: Zach Mundzic Media 





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Patrick and Ryan had a beautiful wedding at Lacuna Artist Lofts in the fall of 2017. We began working together about 4 months prior to the wedding day so our planning process was sped up. We worked with some of the best vendors in Chicago so quick turnarounds were no issue.

Golds and Purples were present throughout the evening and succulents and geometric pieces enhanced the design.


Photographer  
Matt and Sarah Hass
Late night snack vendor Buddy's Special Events
Caterer LM Catering
Event planner Storybook Weddings and Events, Nicole Hensley
Venue Lacuna Artist Lofts
Custom artwork Corey Jenkins
Lighting MK Lighting
Floral Fragrant Design
Transportation Windy City Limo





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Lizzie and Troy celebrated their sunny wedding day at The Adler Planetarium in November 2017! HMR Designs created stunning looks for the entire day with show stopping elevated floral at the reception. 



Beauty:
Pin Me Up Chicago 
Cake: Alliance Bakery
Catering: Food For Thought 
Church: Kenilworth Union Church
Entertainment: Rendezvous Music 
Floral: HMR Designs 
Photography: Gerber + Scarpelli 
Photobooth: Your Night Productions 
Stationery: Studio M Creations 
                  Calligraphy: Write by Mike Calligraphy 
Transportation: Windy City Limousine 
Venues: Adler Planetarium 
Getting Ready Hotel: The Drake Hotel 






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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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