Archive for the ‘Same Sex Weddings’ Category

Todd and Kyle’s Wedding at Public Chicago

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Today we feature Todd and Kyle’s wedding at Villa D’Citta and a reception at Public Chicago. LOLA Event Productions brought us a masculine concept with lots of succulents, greenery and orchids. We couldn’t wait to design this wedding, knowing that Studio Starling would be there to capture all the details; we were 100% certain that we wanted to be part of this vendor collaboration. The ceremony was to take place at Villa D’ Cita’s outdoor courtyard perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony.

We set a ceremony structure of succulents, pincushions, airplants, roses, bells of ireland and ruscus to frame the grooms while they exchanged vows.

The grooms

Wedding Chair Decor

We hung moss balls with accents of english ivy and phalaenopsis orchids, these were later used at the reception tables.

Detail of the arch

Close up of the ceremony structure


The attendant carried a bouquet of white peonies, white roses, succulents, billy balls, white scabiosas, white spray roses and dusty miller.

Succulents and billy balls boutonniere

The grooms wore a mini succulents, green hypericum berries and billy balls boutonnieres

Wedding cake with succulents

The wedding cake had accents of green and gray succulents.

Centerpiece of White Hydrangeas succulents and green flowersAfter cocktails the party moved to PUBLIC Chicago overlooking the city in their rooftop terrace and dinner in their ballroom.

Grooms ceremony Same sex wedding

Kyle and Todd thank you for letting us be part of your wedding day.  Special thanks go to LOLA Event Productions for letting us collaborate on this wedding, and to the always-fun & talented Nicole and Lizz from Studio Starling for sharing these beautiful images.

Amy and Cynthia at The Drake Hotel

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Last October we had the pleasure of working with Amy and Cynthia. They came to us via MDM Entertainment who was providing all the music and uplighting for the wedding at The Drake Hotel in Chicago.

Amy carried a bridal bouquet of green dianthus, aubergine callas, burgundy dahlias, scabiosa pods, green cymbidium orchids, burgundy celosia and green hypericum berries. Cynthia called a bouquet similar to Amy’s but with all white flowers  with accents of burgundy celosia, green dianthus, and cream roses.


I absolutely love this picture from Colin Lyons Photography. It captures the beauty of the day. The sun was shinning and the weather was absolutely perfect for their wedding. Notice Amy’s gardenias. She chose these in lieu of wearing a veil.


 The Gold Coast Ballroom at the Drake Hotel, all uplighting was provided by our friends MDM Entertainment


Amy and Cynthia share a kiss

Thanks to Colin Lyons for sharing these beautiful pictures and our friends at MDM Entertainment for introducing us to these wonderful ladies. Cynthia and Amy we wish you both the best. Thank you for letting us be part of your wedding day.