Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cedric & Jessica's Wedding with a Latin Flair! (Part 1)

Last month I had the pleasure of officiating the wedding of Jessica & Cedric. Not only were they a super-sweet couple, they had an amazing, gorgeous wedding!

They wanted a short & sweet ceremony,
focusing on their story. They have a really great love story, going all the way back to high school, when they both had crushes on each other, to the deep commitment they now share. There were lots of laughs - and even some tears were shed. But, those quickly vanished when the samba band played right after the ceremony!

The wedding was held at Ravenswood Event Center, one of my favorite venues in Chicago. Decked out with cool sports cars and vintage vehicles, this is a large open space that offers a fun & festive atmosphere.

One of m
y favorite details is all the funky vintage signs! Don't you just love the winking Buster Brown?!

the wedding, the first floor space was decorated with hanging paper lanterns, and hot pink flowers and table linens. There were also coordinating flower centerpieces (with fresh fruit!), created by a family friend.

The ceremony, which was held on the second floor, took place in front of a wall of windows. An aisle lined with rose petals and tall vases of branches helped create a more intimate feeling.

Another delicious detail? The cup cakes! I think by now everyone knows I love cupcakes, right? Check out the beauties served at this wedding. My only regret is not having a chance to eat one.... or even two.

This wedding had so many fabulous details that I'll have to write more in another post. So, stay tuned for Part 2.

Next time, I'll feature more pictures of the gorgeous bride
and her handsome groom. Here's a teaser - she had a stunning dress with a lace-up back - and sassy hot pink shoes!

And I have pictures of both!