Elizabeth & Kevin's Christmas Wedding

Last Christmas, I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth on her gorgeous classic Christmas wedding and this Christmas it was featured on Inside Weddings! I worked with Elizabeth to design a custom watercolor wreath that we used across all of the paper goods from the save the dates and welcome bags to the day of details like the menus and cocktail napkins. For the out of town guests, we designed an invitation packet for a welcome party as well as a farewell brunch. The packet was complete with a custom illustrated map with things to do in Chicago all tucked into a hunter green pocket with a tartan ribbon wrap. We included a nod to the bride's childhood with ice skating at Millennium Park as one of the suggested activities. We accented the watercolor wreath design with the "Ross" tartan envelope liner, the bride's family tartan!

A personalized guest tag was tied with a tartan ribbon onto the custom canvas welcome bags. Each bag included a welcome note with the wedding itinerary, things to do and the illustrated map, wrapped water bottles, custom koozies with 312 beer, Wrigley gum, Italian chocolates {in honor of where Elizabeth & Kevin were engaged} and darling sugar cookies handmade by Caitlin of CB Custom Bakeshop!

For the wedding reception menu, we created a circle die cut card with the wreath watercolor which was placed under a clear beaded charger from Hall's at each guest's place setting. The table numbers were tented cards where Stacey Shapiro calligraphed each table number in the center of the printed watercolor wreath design for an extra custom look!


Photographers: Robyn Rachel Photography
Venue: Glen View Club
Church: Saint Francis Xavier Church
Custom watercolor designs: Charm Studio
Custom map: Charm Studio
Save the Dates: Charm Studio
Out of Town Guest Invitations: Charm Studio
Table Numbers: Charm Studio & Stacey Shapiro
Welcome Bags: Charm Studio
Menus: Charm Studio
Calligraphy: Stacey Shapiro
Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridal gown & veil: Oscar de la Renta
Bridesmaid dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Cookies: CB Custom Bakeshop
Makeup: Kari Ellen and Krista Muir for KM Beauty
Cake: Three Tarts Bakery and Cafe
Linens: BBJ Linens
Videography: McKnight Media
Floral & Event Design: HMR Designs
Lighting Design: FROST Chicago
Rentals: Hall's Rental
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Valley Lodge Tavern
Wedding Planner: Parties Etc.