Our second lovely all-red wedding was at The Stonegate in Hoffman Estates. The event coordinator at this venue, Aileen, actually taught the Wedding Consulting Certificate Program I took in 2007 at Harper College, so while we had not done a wedding there before, I actually toured the venue when I took that course. It was great to be back there, and the staff at the venue were so great to work with. The room looked amazing with the pops of red contrasting against the black chiavari chairs and crisp off-white linens. We got a lot of compliments about the beautiful big dark red roses we used, a variety called “Hearts” which almost looks like a peony with all of its extra rows of petals. It is by far my favorite red rose right now!
Couple: Lauren & Paul
Wedding Date: Beginning of October 2011
Ceremony Site: St Ann’s Catholic Church in Barrington
Reception Site: The Stonegate in Hoffman Estates
Colors: Red, Black and Ivory
Flowers Used: Hearts Roses, Freedom Roses, red and ivory spray roses, red mini carnations, red carnations, seeded eucalyptus, variegated pittosporum, and hanging amaranthus
Pieces Designed: Personal Flowers, Ceremony Pomanders, Escort card table decor, cocktail area decor, cake flowers, centerpieces, head table decor, ceremony offerings.