Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ali + Josh

It's such a great compliment when a couple refers you to a friend! Meagan, whose wedding I coordinated in June, referred me to her bridesmaid, Ali. It was great to be able to hang out with Ali and Josh and get to know them a bit better before their own big day. They were a great couple to work with!
Cake: Cake Girls
Ceremony + Reception: Museum of Contemporary Art
Caterer: Wolfgang Puck
Photographer: Agnes Malorney
Videographer: Megan McDonough
Hair: Kiva Salon
Makeup: Adriana Aude
Musicians: Dave Ivaz Music
Florist: Asrai Gardens
Lanterns: Event Creative

All photos by Agnes Malorney.


Many of our couples meet for the first time before the ceremony begins. These private moments are very sweet. And, from a practical standpoint, you often have more time for photos. Here they are in the honeymoon suite at the Ritz-Carlton.



The ceremony and reception were held at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The front steps make a bold backdrop.



Each of Ali's bridesmaids purchased their own short black dress, one they truly will wear again! The variations make for some interesting pictures. (Have you noticed that I love photos? If I were only a bit taller, I may have become a photographer!)



This looks like it was taken on a romantic tree lined street somewhere in Europe.


How adorable is this?!


Ali and Josh chose to get married in the garden behind the museum. The rocks are laid out in a geometric pattern. We actually had an aerial view from the suite at the hotel. The cocktail hour was held on the patio above.


This was the guests' view during the ceremony. I heart Chicago!


Can we discuss Ali's fabulous dress by Amsale? Pale pink, shorter in the front with a beautiful brooch... I've never seen a dress like this before. Not off the runway, at least.



The dinner took place in an exhibit hall featuring color panels and light installations. Ali also had some paper lanterns strung throught the space. It created a softer, more intimate feel perfect for dinner.




Josh's siblings gave a joint "toast".
Their funny skit explained to the guests how the bride and groom met and fell in love.



They shared their first dance as husband and wife to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".


Tomorrow, I'll highlight some of the details from their wedding.

3 comments:

Ali said...

Marilyn:

Thank you so much for this post. It is adorable. You were such a fabulous planner - thanks for making the "big day" as stress- free as possible! Ali & Josh

Marilyn said...

Thank you!!! This was a fun wedding to write up :)

Misse said...

Here is a link from the photographer's blog post.

http://agnesmalorny.blogspot.com/search?q=honey+bee+weddings

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