Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Kristen and Adam's Chic Downtown Wedding at The Allerton

Kristen and Adam's wedding was the last hurrah for the Five Grain Events 2010 wedding season--and it couldn't have been a more perfect ending.  The day began with hair and makeup in a bright and sunny suite at The Allerton Hotel.  Kristen had her four bridesmaids with her (including her 9-month pregnant cousin, Katie, who looked absolutely FABULOUS!).  When she put on her incredible wedding gown, the gasps and the giggles said it all.  :)

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The ladies got to choose their own red shoes to go with their black bridesmaid dresses.  SO FUN!

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I always love the contrast between where the ladies get ready for the wedding and where the guys do.  As long as there is beer and TV, the fellas never seem to mind. ;)

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Kristen and Adam chose to do a first look so that they could get some great photos outside at the Museum Campus prior to the ceremony.  Lucky for us, the other ballroom at The Allerton was not in use so they shared their private moment there.

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While the bridal party was off on their photo shoot with Jeannette and Lisa from Timothy Whaley Photography; my assistant, Sara, and I were setting up for the ceremony and reception.

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Kelly Marie Uss from Fleur once again created a gorgeous floral look for Kristen and Adam's black, white, and red color scheme, and Kristen's mom took on all the paper products.  It was a wonderful group effort!

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Before long, the bridal party had returned to The Allerton and it was time for the ceremony.  They included traditions from both Jewish and Christian services and Kristen's cousin, Dan, officiated.  It was really personalized--I absolutely ADORED the readings they selected.

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The guests filed out of the ballroom where the ceremony had taken place so that The Allerton's staff could flip the room.  Fleur's centerpieces were stunningly simple against the backdrop of the funky carpet and ornate stone windows of the old "Tip Top Tap". 

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Kristen and Adam's sisters served as Maid of Honor and Best Woman respectively.  After K&A's first dance they gave heartwarming speeches, regaling all the guests with stories of the couple's relationship.

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Dinner passed by quickly in order to get to Kristen's favorite part of the night--DANCING!  I don't think I've ever seen anyone so excited to dance as Kristen was when she ran onto the dance floor for the Bridal Party dance to Outkast's Hey Ya.  The enthusiasm was shared by Kristen and Adam's friends and family.  Noah (aka DJ Weaponry) from Style Matters did a great job of keeping the party going the whole night.

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 The desert buffet was opened at 10pm--cupcakes and mini dulce de leche cakes from Bombon--and by 10:10 the spread was COMPLETELY GONE!  I've never seen anything like it!  I had to go begging guests to give up their sweets so I could make sure Kristen and Adam got one for themselves :)


It was a really wonderful evening and everyone walked away with smiles on their faces.  Kristen and Adam, it was an absolute pleasure working with both of you!  Let's stay in touch.  :)

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