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Natalie & Kevin Langham Chicago

See more of Stacey and Phil’s Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty!

 

From the couple… The story or how we met is almost a punchline… We met on Tinder (before it got creepy). However we quickly realized we did have a connection as she was the beautiful babysitter of his next-door neighbors that he didn’t have the courage to ask out, in the traditional sense. We quickly realized our connection and were engaged 18 months later! Our styles are somewhat conflicting, she likes classic and he likes contemporary. The Chicago Athletic Association provided an opportunity to have both. The building was originally opened in 1890 but was painstakingly restored in 2015, adding modern amenities to a very historic piece of Chicago architecture. Wanting to create a formal atmosphere while still keeping things simple, we invited guests black-tie optional and went with classic themes, white flowers, gold accents, and tried to highlight the beauty of the location as much as possible. Our favorite moments were certainly having all the nieces and nephews gathered for photos before the ceremony and witnessing several meltdowns, including a classic photo of one of our flower girls completely shutting down before walking down the aisle! So many memories from that day, from fantastic September weather conditions to some incredibly creative/funny toasts to having our 90-year-old grandparents lighting up the dance floor! We couldn’t have been happier with that day and we hope it is symbolic of our lives ahead of us!
Invitations Elizabeth Grace | Event Planning Kathy B. Codilis Design | Floral Design

Sunrise session where the Manhatten and Brooklyn Bridge meet.

 

“The inspiration for Cory & Andrew’s wedding came from a rather random source: an image on Pinterest showcasing linens by an Irish artist. It was more of a feeling that the photo evoked than anything tangible. “The colours, candlelight, and especially the floral arrangement in the photograph ignited the feeling that I wanted for our wedding day. It felt cozy, elegant, and simple and the emphasis on greenery was perfect for winter wedding inspiration,” says bride Cory. The couple worked hard to infuse their wedding day with plenty of personal touches, from having a ceremony blending the bride’s Catholic traditions with the groom’s Jewish ones, to Cory wearing a garter that was hand sewn from both her and Drew’s mother’s wedding gowns. As a further nod to their time spent in London, their first dance was to an acoustic Sam Smith tune.”
Read more of Cory and Drew’s Wedding Day featured in Magnolia Rouge Issue 16!
CAFE BRAUERALVINA VALENTASTERACLE PRESS/HIGHWAY 61 FILMSVALE OF ENNABEN AMUNLITTLE GOAT BAKERYJOAN
FRANTZENFOOD EVOLUTION /NICOLE CISTERNINO, TRIANON SALONJIMMY CHOO

 

My talented bride, co-owner of Mestiza New York, designed her wedding gown and shared her story with Style Me Prety today.

Also, see the wedding day featured on Martha Stewart Weddings.

Gown – Mestiza New York

Shoes – Aquazzura

Thank you for so beautifully featuring our farmhouse Cottage Hill Magazine. It was an honor to be a part of the grace issue, read more here!

“Authentic. We wanted the house to have real materials – wood window and doors, marble countertops, and handmade items throughout. Our favorite element in the house is the artisan zellige tiles in our kitchen.

Hardworking. The finishes needed to be easy to clean; spaces need to be functional. We wanted what was utilitarian over what was trending. This helped when we decided about a powder room. Builders and house plans typically have a powder room, but this important quality we wanted in our house made us question the need. So, we took it out.

Warm. The house needed to be comfortable, open, and inviting. To offset the white and gray, we made sure to have warm elements of wood and a huge fireplace.

Intentional. Everything must have a place and purpose. When designing the kitchen, we created two rooms on each side for dish storage and pantry. It didn’t make sense to us to have the fridge separate from the rest of the pantry and having to open and close tons of cabinets for dishes.”