Today marks the last day of my twenties and we are exactly 2 weeks away from having our baby girl. This realization has me working on my to-do list today and not the to-do list that I make every day for the things I need to get done that day but the list that I make and hardly ever check off. Anyone else have 2 lists or is it just me?
Naturally, the first thing on my second to-do list is blog so here I am. Patrick and Whitney’s wedding was one of my favorites from last year. They were such a fun couple to work with. They had a vision but also let me have fun with some of my own ideas.
The couple and their wedding party both got ready at the Downtown Hilton. The amazingly talented Benjmain James got some really great shots at the hotel. I love the one below of the guys.
Their beautiful ceremony took place at St. John the Baptist followed by a super fun reception at Station 67. You know I’m all about the personal details and this wedding was full of them! Here are some of my favorites….
Whitney and Patrick were both math majors at The Ohio State University. They came up with math equations that when solved was the table number. Guests didn’t really have to solve the equations because I’m pretty sure there are very few people that could. The idea was so unique, I loved it!!
A family tradition of Whitney’s was camping. I’ve only camped once but I’m pretty sure camping without s’mores is illegal, right? A custom-made s’mores bar was a must for the patio. This wasn’t an ordinary s’mores bar, we had a multitude of different flavor candies, marshmallows, and graham crackers. Some pink roasting sticks, a fun menu of flavor combinations the guests could create, and camping lanterns. The guests had the best time roasting their marshmallows in the pit lounge we created under the café lights.
There were so many small details it’s hard for me to not share them all. The last I’ll share is the favors. This was an area they were struggling to come up with something. Whitney ended up telling me that she trusted me and to pick something. Whitney and Patrick have a love for Chicago since they use to live there. You can’t really think of Chicago without thinking about Garrett’s popcorn (yum!). We over-nighted multiple gallons of the Chicago mix. We had our designer make cute labels for our gray and white stripe containers. I have to admit I ate an unhealthy amount of popcorn while filling these gems. They turned out to be perfection and the guests loved them as a late night snack.
Having Swagg as the band meant there was a whole lot of dancing and fun going on in the evening. We topped the night off with a lantern release, which turned out to be an adventure in itself. And the night couldn’t be complete without the appearance of Whitney and Patrick’s fur baby, Stella. It truly was a fun and beautiful wedding; I was honored to have been apart of it.
Don’t worry this isn’t me drinking on the job, just making sure the bride and groom have refreshments during photos.
Church: St. John the Baptist
Reception: Station 67
Photography: Benjamin James Photography
Florals: Petals and Leaves
Rentals: Event Source
Catering: Two Caterers
Stationary: By Invitation Only