Lauren + Mike at Adler Planetarium

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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 over the Lake Michigan vista. With classic floral design from StemLine Creative and live music from Arlen Music Productions, guests danced the night away under the stars while Angela Renee Photography captured every special moment. Check it all out below!


 AFE Bridesmaid Turned AFE Bride!

Lauren had the opportunity of seeing Jen “in action” while standing up in another A Fresh Event wedding as a bridesmaid a few years before she got engaged. So when it was her turn to say “I Do” her first call was to us — if feels so special when we get to work with friends or family members of past clients. Once Jen heard about their vision: a classic (but very lively) Chicago wedding with city views, black tie attire, elegant decor and a kick-ass band, she knew she would be in wedding planner heaven helping them create this incredible day.

Kind Words from Lauren 

“I cannot say enough good things and Jen and her team! They ensured our wedding day went off without a hitch! Jen was so wonderful to work with during our entire wedding planning journey – she guided us through the process with expertise and compassion. Hiring Jen was the best wedding decision we made! My mom loved working with Jen so much, she hired her to plan my brother’s wedding!” (Read Lauren’s review and more on WeddingWire!)

Four Things We Loved About This Wedding 

  • The guys did a morning of grooming at the Gentleman’s Cooperative — we love when the entire wedding party gets to be pampered!
  • Jen is now working with Lauren’s brother, CJ, to plan his 2021 wedding.
  • Lauren and Mike’s adorable dog Sadie met the couple out for photos in the city.
  • The weather was in their favor that day, and everyone enjoyed the most INCREDIBLE sunset over the city — it was truly magical!

Lauren and Mike, we loved working with you, and wish you all the best!

Vendor Team

Ceremony: St. Vincent DePaul // Reception Venue: Adler Planetarium // Catering: Food For Thought // Photographer: Angela Renee Photography // Videographer: Poetic Productions // Music: Arlen Music Productions // Floral: StemLine Creative // Lighting: Luxe Productions // Cake: Bittersweet // Hair + Makeup: Bianca Sansosti Artistry // Men’s Grooming: Gentleman’s Cooperative // Getting Ready Hotel: The Ambassador // Transportation: Signature Transportation // Paper Goods: Minted // Wedding Dress: Nordstrom // Menswear: The Black Tux // Bridesmaid Attire: Bella Bridesmaids