Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wedding RECAP @ A Private Residence

Thinking about tenting a back yard and then having your wedding right there?! Well, the team at Liven It Up Events sure knows how to do that for you! This wedding we had this fall, we worked with the couple to have the wedding right in their own backyard! We teamed up with J&L Catering who helped with all of the rentals and we worked together to figure out the tent logistics and the Stu Hirsh Orchestra came in and was able to play for the guests all evening!

Take a look at this great design and clear tent that made this backyard wedding, festive, fun, and enjoyable for all of the guests!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Wedding RECAP @ Ida Noyes

One of the best things of having a wedding in Chicago, is it is a city full of history and interesting story for the venues that serve as a backdrop for a wedding or event. Ida Noyes Hall, on the University of Chicago, is just one of those spaces. Ida Noyes is a 3 story, Neo-Gothic, building that was designed in 1916 and when it first opened, it was a gymnasium and Women’s Club. And then look today, 2013, we are using it to celebrate an amazing couple’s wedding day!

This day will filled with a class act from Entertaining Company as the caterer, Scarlet Petal as our floral company with Frost Lighting, Sway Chicago, Sweet Mandy B’s, and a full team of pros that helped make the day come together!

Take a peek at some of the snap shots we took!

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Wedding RECAP @ Cafe Brauer

Café Brauer is one of Chicago’s premiere wedding venues. It’s nestled in the heart of Lincoln Park and a part of the Lincoln Park Zoo. It does seem that the team at Liven It Up Events is there often for weddings and corporate events. Café Brauer is historic landmark that at one time in the early 1900’s was a restaurant. It was not until the 1940’s where the restaurant closed and the second floor ballroom was used for recreation until the great zoo restoration in the 1980’s where the second floor ballroom, also known as the Great Hall, would be used to rent for private events.

This particular wedding, you can see from our snap shots below, featured a great team of professionals to make it come to life. The team at Café Brauer made it, as always, set the tone with their friendly staff to assist with guest arrival. Entertaining Company created a memorable and decadent menu, while Scarlet Petal created lavish floral arrangements for tables. We had the privilege of working with Bethany Fritz with Maypole Studios, JJ Kim with Orange Weddings, Toast & Jam kept the dance floor packed and Sonia Roselli’s Team enhanced the natural beauty of all of the ladies!

Take a peek at some of the shots we took that evening!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wedding RECAP @ Sofitel Hotel (Again!)

Looking back over the summer, we had quite a few weddings at the Softiel Hotel. This is one of our favorite hotels in Chicago. Just love when you walk in and you are greeted by Guest Services with a peppy “Bonjour!” You cannot help but grin, even if it just a little. Not only that, the ballroom offers a modern back drop for wedding or event and the food! Oh my, it is just out of this world!

The wedding we are looking back at today was for a great couple! They, like most of the folks at the Sofitel, always had smiles on their faces! They selected a great team to work for their wedding. Nadine and Tori with Fragrant Design created the florals for the wedding, while Dennis Lee Photography and JJ with Orange Films captured the day! Al Okyne with Okyne Media Lab kept the dance floor rocking all night long!

Take a look at some of our snap shots we took from the night!