Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Elegant Winter Wedding

If y'all know anything about us, you know we love warm weather! Even though we reside in chilly Chicago, we're always in a Palm Beach state of mind. Think drinks on the water, Lilly dresses, and lots of fun in the sun!! We love all things warm weather!! But...when we got pictures back from Claire and Chris' winter kind of makes us love the snow. Held in the bride's hometown of Gleview, Illinois (a northern suburb of Chicago), their winter wedding was nothing short of pure magic! With elegant gold and cream decor, a touch of holiday red, and lots of twinkling Christmas lights...Chris and Claire's wedding was a picture perfect winter wedding. Take a peek at one of our favorite cold weather weddings below!!
Elegant Winter Wedding
Even though the couple sent out their save the dates in August, they wanted to prepare guests for their big day and get them into a winter state of mind. So, we helped them create a gold foil stamped masterpiece! The save the date was printed in gold foil, on top of a watermarked snowflake. The square pieces was then mounted on holiday red paper. Our favorite feature of their save the date was the envelope liner, which featured a golf-foil stamped snowflake pattern. So fancy!
Snowflake Save the Date
When creating the couple's wedding invitations, they wanted something traditional, but with a modern twist. So we mixed calligraphy with block font to create an elegant (and stunning) invitation! To give the traditional invitation a contemporary update, we printed the invitation in gold foil stamping, and wrapped the entire ensemble with a holiday red belly band (which was sealed with the couple's custom wedding monogram). All edges of their wedding invitation were gilded and beveled, which highlighted the beautiful gold process!
Elegant Winter Wedding Invitation
Chicago custom wedding invitation
Chicago Custom Wedding Invitation
Monogram Wedding Stamp
Winter Bridal Party
Glen View Club Wedding
Wedding Ceremony Program
The couple's custom wedding monogram was prominently featured on their ceremony program! The cover was printed in thermography, and was tied together with a coordinating satin ribbon bow.
Glen View Club Wedding
Gold Foil Wedding Reception Menu
For the wedding reception menu, we featured the couple's custom wedding monogram, and printed in gold foil stamping!
Glen View Club Wedding
Snowflake Wedding Reception
Congrats to one of our favorite Chicago couple's ever!! We had so much fun helping you celebrate your wedding day! To see more of Claire and Chris' elegant winter wedding, visit their real wedding gallery on our website!


Nico and Lala

Ps. If you've been following our blog, Claire and Chris might look familiar! We helped Claire's mom throw the couple an amazing nautical engagement party at their Lake Geneva home last summer. We also helped Claire's mom and her sister (the maid of honor) create the most amazing bachelorette party welcome bags and invitations for her Scottsdale bachelorette party!

Wedding Day Photography By: Cristina G. Photography
Styled Paper Photography By: Old South Studios


  1. they are so beautiful,and i love them and want to buy them

  2. I have been a wedding vender (Photographer) in the area for twenty five years and I have never been treated so well by a wedding venue like I was at Chicago Wedding Venues. I am usually taken care of as a "last on the list" at venues, which I understand where the bride, groom and guest come first but the entire staff from the minute I walked in the door treated me so well.