Monday, September 14, 2015

Irene + Cameron: Romantic Garden Party

The morning of her big day, Irene was calm yet excited as she enjoyed being pampered by the team at Makeup in the 702. Soon after Irene's lipstick was applied, and Cameron's cufflinks were in place, they were ready for their intimate First Look at the stunning JW Marriott Resort & Spa. Irene & Cameron's love is so fun and easily captured...we hope you enjoy their photos as much as we do!

As the ceremony processional music began, we sent the wedding party down the aisle at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. The ring bearers held a sign that read "Here Comes the Bride" while they looked adorable in their matching mint colored bowties.  Irene walked down the aisle, escorted by her parents, and clutching a bouquet wrapped in vintage lace created by the ever-so-talented team at Layers of LovelyAfter a traditional Greek ceremony, Irene and Cameron were pronounced husband and wife! 

While Ella Gagiano captured a few beautiful portraits of the Bride & Groom, guests enjoyed cocktail hour inside the lobby of Panos Hall. In between passed hors d’oeuvres and refreshing drinks, guests visited the guest book table to leave their well wishes and to find their escort card displayed on a layer of lush moss. Of course, friends and family jumped into the photo booth for that perfect photo op by DJ Harry O Productions

We invited guests into Irene & Cameron's reception where they were greeted with a mixture of long and round tables filled with lavish pastel floral, luxurious linen, gold accents, and tons of lit pillar candles. The overhead bistro lighting created the perfect romantic atmosphere for this garden party-inspired wedding reception. 

The delectable dinner was prepared onsite by the talented Vintner Grill  catering team and was served family style. The menu included crispy calamari with lemon and curry aioli, white bean hummus with olive relish and spicy pita chips, traditional Greek salad, pan roasted chicken breasts, bistro streak medallions with a peppercorn reduction, wild mushroom pepper tagliatelle with a portabella cream reduction and house made truffle ricotta. Yum!  

We very much miss our lunchtime wedding planning meetings with Irene & the MOB Bernadette, but we can't wait to catch up with both of them in the very near future. 

Thank you Irene & Cameron for letting us be a part of your special day! We wish you a lifetime full of love and happiness!

Wedding Planners: Open Invitation | Ceremony & Reception Venue: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church | Photography & Videography: Ella Gagiano | Hair & Makeup: Makeup in the 702 | Catering: Vintner Grill | Linen: La Tavola | Floral: Layers of Lovely | Drape: Quest Drape | Chiavari Chairs: RSVP Party Rentals | Charger Plates: Rebel Party Rentals | Cake: Peridot Sweets | DJ & Photobooth: DJ Harry O | Lighting: Bliss Entertainment | Transportation: Bell Transportation 


  1. Thanks for this amazing post!! I really enjoyed it as I am also getting married pretty soon. Well, I found wedding planning very hectic and now thinking to hire Chicago venues for it. Could you please help me with your suggestions?

  2. Hello Bride...
    Thank you for your nice note! Congrats on your impending nuptials. Enjoying the journey leading up to your wedding day is super important but also being able to thoroughly enjoy your BIG day worry-free is a must. You and your groom will have spent too much time and money not to immerse yourselves in this once in a lifetime moment. When looking for a wedding planner in your area, do your research, ask for referrals, and definitely insist on in-person meet & greets. You're embarking on a mini-relationship with your wedding planner so you want to make sure your personalities are complementary. Best of luck and again, enjoy the journey! XO, Open Invitation

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