Katie + Shannon

Saturday, July 22, 2017

La Salle Street Church + Warwick Allerton

Our Story — When Couple + Planner Meet

Every once in awhile, I’ll get a phone call from a mother of the bride or the groom, inquiring about my services. I love this so much because it shows to me just how excited mom is about her daughter/son’s wedding and how important it is to her that the day is as smooth as possible for the couple. When Katie’s mom called me about working together, I have to admit that I was a little more excited than usual. Reason being, the couple would be hosting their wedding at the very same place that I was going to be saying “I Do” at in just a few short weeks — the Warwick Allerton. It was hard to deny that the timing of talking with Katie’s mom was perfect and we knew that we were meant to be!

The flower petals were a surprise that Katie’s mom, Lorene, and I planned (kinda) together. Mom had mentioned that she really wanted to throw petals outside of the church after the ceremony. Due to timing and a few other factors, we just didn’t think we could make it work. I knew how important it was to Katie’s mom, though, so on my way into the city on the wedding day, I stopped and got a dozen white roses. During the ceremony, I got the petals ready and surprised Lorene with them so that she, in turn, could surprise the bride, Katie. I’m so glad that we did — look at the smile on Katie’s face!

Photos by Jennifer Kathryn Photography

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(That’s me, pinning boutonnieres like a boss!)


(Jennifer Kathryn Photography killing it with this gorgeous shot, per usual.)

(That chandelier…be still my beating heart.)

(A Stem Above knows how to work with color — always so refreshing when a couple wants to live a little and add a pop of color to their day.)

(These little guys just couldn’t wait until dessert!)

(The view from the Warwick Allerton is something you have to see to believe.)


Thank you to Katie + Shannon for trusting me with their once-in-a-lifetime day — it meant so much!


Vendor Love

Wedding Coordinator: A Fresh Event

Church: La Salle Street Church

Venue: Warwick Allerton

Photographer: Jennifer Kathryn Photography

DJ: Toast + Jam

Floral: A Stem Above

Hair & Makeup: Bianca Sansosti Artistry

Video: White Quill Creative

Cake: Vanille Patisserie

Photo Booth: Fotio

Transportation: M+M Limo

Dress: Martellen’s Dress & Bridal Boutique

Groomsmen Attire: Black Tie Formalwear

Bridesmaids: The Crystal Bride

Invitations: Mi-Te Printing & Graphics

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