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  Izzi and Chris’s destination Cancun wedding at Finest Playa Mujeres was an exciting adventure for the AFE team, and one of our most memorable weekends ever — and not just because a week after their wedding went off without a hitch, the world shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their bright and bold […]

Izzi and Chris at Finest Playa Mujeres, Cancun

Destination Weddings

  A Stunning November Day at Artifact Events Isabelle and Joe’s late fall wedding at Artifact Events was the epitome of an A Fresh Event wedding: it was a complete and total reflection of them as a couple. Every detail was infused with personal flair — from a menu that fused French and Midwestern cuisine […]

Isabelle + Joe at Artifact Events


Jennifer and Richard got married on a cozy December evening at a ceremony at St. Vincent DePaul Parish, followed by a stunning reception at the Blackstone Hotel in downtown Chicago. They danced the night away to music expertly curated by Cage + Aquarium surrounded by their families, bridal party and friends, plus a special appearance by their dog Luigi! With Flowers For Dreams incorporating rich tones of deep navy, green and white in all of their designs, the historic Crystal Ballroom was the epitome of a romantic winter city wedding. Angela Renee Photography was there to capture the beauty and emotion of the day, and we’ve chosen some of our favorite shots below. Check them out!

Jennifer + Richard at The Blackstone


  Callie and Sal’s celebration last December was a winter wedding filled with heart — with a rich palette of gold, green and sparkling white, every corner of Venue Six10’s Crown Hall was filled with cozy touches of warm candlelight and so much joy. The couple began their day by getting ready at The Gwen […]

Callie + Sal at Venue Six10


  Lauren and Mike’s wedding took place last September at the beautiful St. Vincent DePaul Parish, followed by a vibrant reception at a classic Chicago landmark: the Adler Planetarium. Following sunset cocktails on the terrace overlooking the city skyline, guests celebrated in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Solarium with floor to ceiling windows […]

Lauren + Mike at Adler Planetarium


What makes a couple getting married an AFE couple? Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of helping many couples with their wedding planning and, as a result, have spent a lot of time with them. So, although we don’t know whether we can accurately tell you where they shop, what they eat, or what […]

7 Characteristics of an “A Fresh Event” Couple

Planning Advice

  Rikki and Geoff were married on a cozy November day at Artifact Events, one of our favorite industrial loft spaces on the north side of Chicago. Their glamorous style was reflected through rich tones of burgundy, gold and blush throughout the day, culminating in a reception filled with dazzling floral at every turn. Ed […]

Rikki + Geoff at Artifact Events


  Kathryn and Heath were married last September at City View Loft, a beautiful space on the west side of Chicago. These California dwellers brought effortless early autumn style to their celebration, embracing bold flowers and warm colors throughout their entire day. The smiles never stopped throughout their celebration, which was incredibly heartfelt and joyous […]

Kathryn + Heath at City View Loft


  Jeordon and Bobby were married last August at the Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft on the southwest side of Chicago. Their elegant taste shined throughout their day: with their acrylic signage, classic floral scheme, and stylish neon accent sign, their wedding was incredibly thoughtful and perfectly showcased their love for each other. Erin Hoyt […]

Jeordon + Bobby at Bridgeport Art Center


The ceremony … remember the ceremony? You know, the whole reason we’re getting 200 of your closest peeps into the same room on the same day? Well, the times they are a changin’, and so is how couples handle this very important part of the day. Whether or not it’s religious-based, some couples are choosing […]

So, You’re Not Getting Married in a Church?

Planning Advice

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