Sara and Pat were married at Old St. Pat’s in Chicago and celebrated their reception at The Quadrangle Club in Hyde Park on the University of Chicago Campus. Their colors were muted tones of sage green, blue, light pink, cream, mauve and mustard yellow. Flowers and foliage included hydrangea, tweedia, yarrow, billy balls, ranunculus, roses, spray roses, brunia, silver sage, dusty miller, thistle, wax flower, Queen Anne’s Lace, seeded eucalyptus, Veronica, hanging amaranthus, Star of Bethlehem, Astilbe, Snow on the Mountain, dahlias, garden roses and nerine lily. The overall feel was an eclectic vintage chic vibe…
Sara’s bouquet was a beautiful mix of cream, champagne and blush pink blooms including garden roses, dahlias, ranunculus, spray roses, sweetheart roses, nerine lilies, dusty miller and silver sage with button flower details within the bouquet and a vintage brooch and lace on the handle. The bridesmaids carried mixed bouquets that were all different, but similar is size. It a vintage was mix and match look to compliment their mauve dresses. The handles were wrapped in patterned fabrics with twine overlays and button details. The flower girls carried floral wands and the mothers wore pearl bracelet wrist corsages. The other women wore mixed pin-on corsages to match. The groom and groomsmen wore spray rose bouts with brunia, billy ball and foliage accents with satin and twine wraps and exposed stems. The fathers wore billy ball bouts and the ring bearers wore mini bouts with billy ball and spray rose accents.
For the ceremony, Old St. Pat’s is so beautiful we only did a Blessed Virgin Mary Offering.
For the reception, Sara collected a ton of Milk Glass and some blue mason jars to hold the flowers for the centerpieces. We just had to fill them up with floral goodness! We put 2 milk glass vases of flowers on each guest table and the rest of them on the piano, highboys, and escort card table. We also put out a ton of clear mason jars on the guest and highboy tables with candles in them to accent the centerpieces. I also made some awesome table numbers by cutting numbers out of cardstock and mounting them to another piece of cardstock. And I designed a Wishes and Advice board in which the guests would write a message on a handmade paper flower or leaf and then pin it to the board forming a beautiful, textural paper flower collage. We also put out birdcages as decor and to hold the cards.
The overall look was a beautiful, coordinated effort that looked just stunning!
I LOVED working with Sara and everything turned out fabulous! I am so happy for her and Patrick!
Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. McGann!