Natural & Organic Nuptials ~ A Chicago Botanic Garden Wedding

by Carolyn & Kathryn With nearly thirty garden displays and natural areas set among nine lake-surrounded islands, the Chicago Botanic Gardens hold 385 dreamy aces of gorgeousness in Glencoe, Illinois. Inspired by the venue and the bride’s simple and clean California vineyard style, we ...

Organically Chic Indian Vows At Harris Rooftop

by Natalie On September 3rd we helped our wonderful and creative clients, Vamsi and Meagan, say their “I do’s” in style with a colorfully rich backdrop of coral and blue hues.  I must say this was one of my favorite events of the year...

God Bless America And The World

by Natalie In life on Earth there are those who seek to close doors on dreams, faith, family, love, joy, work, education, success, and patriotism…and then there are Americans.  We never give up on each other or the world and we never will.  Thank...

DIY ~ Paper Luminaries

by Kathryn Nisha and Dan’s wedding last week featured gorgeous table centerpieces and décor including our beautifully handmade red paper luminaries. We’ve had such an amazing response that we thought we’d share a little DIY action with you. What you’ll need: ...

Indie Rock Glam at Gallery 1028

by Natalie and Kathryn To get in tune with this past weekend’s wedding, we switched up the Hello Darling playlist to something a tad more edgy. From the rustic exposed beams and unfinished hardwood floors of Gallery 1028 to our one-of-a-kind smoky crystal...

Rustic French ~ A Nature Museum Wedding

by Natalie As I sit here listening to Edith Piaf (writing inspiration galore) I am bursting with excitement to bring you the magnifique details of our wedding this past Saturday.  One part French, one part rustic, 2 parts  nature-inspired, and two sprinkles of sweet,...

Vendor Spotlight ~ Amanda Hein Photography

by Kathryn & Morgan Even before we set out to make our mark in the blogosphere, we began working with Amanda Hein on gorgeous projects such as Nicole and Dan’s wedding and the Beach Déjeuner Photo Shoot for Style Me Pretty.  We have loved...

Sweet Details ~ Retro Bridal Shower, part 2

by Carolyn We were so enamored with Jane’s sweet vintage inspired event space when we were scouting locations for this shoot, and we couldn’t wait to add the HD touch to the quaint decor. The adorable custom rainbow lollipop placecard...

Sweet Details ~ Retro Bridal Shower, part 1

by Carolyn I don’t know about you but one of my favorite parts of any soiree has to be the delectable, perfectly coordinated treats! When we started brainstorming ideas for our Retro-Prep Bridal Shower featured on Style Me Pretty, we knew petite sweets would...

Video Love ~ Nikki & Brian

by Natalie Back on July 19th we posted a few of our pictures from Nikki & Brian's W City Center Wedding that we were part of thanks to the planning of Heather Vickery of Greatest Expectations.  Amazingly enough their videographer Steve Zugelter of Studio...

Teal Temptations

by Natalie & Kathryn We’re putting some teal inspired color boards together for one of our fabulous clients today and thought you might want to check out these vibrant combinations. Birds of  a Feather Sparkle Together:  burnt orange, copper, bronze, gold, curry, taupe,...

Making Time For Love

by Natalie My husband cleverly started using his phone set on flashlight a couple of weeks back for some long exposures in our backyard and I wanted to send a sparkly little message to him. xoxoxoxoxo forever...