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JK Photoworks: Wedding Photography with a Personal Touch

JK Photoworks: Wedding Photography with a Personal Touch

Modern Weddings sat down with wedding photographer James Kittendorf to talk about his beginnings in the field, avoiding ‘fake’ smiles, and how to take a picture that will be treasured for years.

The NotWedding Comes to Chicago

The NotWedding Comes to Chicago

  Photos by Elle Golden Photgraphy, Hike Photography, and Lime Green Photography There’s often a disconnect between the bridal show and the wedding ceremony: couples are bombarded by different cakes and catering companies but, until the big day arrives, they have no idea how these vendors will translate to the wedding itself. That’s exactly the […]

Kalla: Luxury Bouquets with a Personal Touch

Kalla: Luxury Bouquets with a Personal Touch

There’s a new flower-delivery service blooming in Chicagoland this June—but unlike other shops that clutter the market with predictable, impersonal products, inspiration grows in each of Kalla’s hand-crafted, luxury bouquets.

Real Weddings: Especially Heartfelt

Real Weddings: Especially Heartfelt

Jodi & Matt Jodi always wanted a fall-themed wedding. She loved the idea of transforming seasonal warmth and a bold palette into an atmosphere of ease and familiarity. Antonia Christianson of Antonia Christianson Events supplied the means to this end, creating an energetic autumn occasion for Jodi and Matt that exuded Southern charm and style. […]

A Hollywood Love Story, Tarantino Style

A Hollywood Love Story, Tarantino Style

Cassandra & Dan Turning the 1993 cult flick True Romance (written by gore enthusiast Quentin Tarantino) into the inspiration behind a style-savvy wedding was a challenge for planner Katie Jane Sprenkle of Jayne Weddings—but it was the kind that Sprenkle, a former graphic designer, loves. The quirky movie was the couple’s favorite. “I had to […]

A (School-) Spirited Affair

A (School-) Spirited Affair

Megan & Jordan For dedicated University of Tennessee fans Megan and Jordan, incorporating their bold team colors was paramount in the planning of their wedding. Bright orange, however, doesn’t exactly scream “formal wedding.” “We started working on color patterns that would accent the color but not make it the main focus,” says planner Veronica Seaman […]

Fit For a Princess

Fit For a Princess

Nicola & Jess She wanted fairytale princess; he wanted rustic and simple. Reny Pederson of Bliss Weddings and Events struck a balance and created a memorable nuptial celebration that was both elegant and modest. Nicola and Jess’s wedding at the Ivanhoe Country Club was a gorgeous display of outdoor influences with the potential for glamor. […]

Haute Hors D’Oeuvres

Haute Hors D’Oeuvres

Start the party off right with a stylish — and tasty! — cocktail hour “The hors d’oeuvres hour is a prelude to the main meal. It should set the tone but not duplicate the flavors.” That’s Wendy Pashman’s take on wedding cocktail hours. Pashman, who runs catering firm Entertaining Company in Chicago, has provided delicious […]

Fashion + Beauty: <br />Slim Down For the Gown

Fashion + Beauty:
Slim Down For the Gown

The stars of Bravo’s Toned Up give post-engagement fitness tips When Katrina Hodgson, co-founder of fitness empire Tone It Up, got engaged last year, she jumped on the opportunity to help other brides with their foray into fitness by creating the Tone It Up Wedding Series. Now she and partner Karena Dawn are spreading their fitness techniques even further, starring in a […]

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