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A New Leaf Wedding Chicago | Rustic Chicago Wedding


A New Leaf Wedding Chicago | Rustic Chicago Wedding

A New Leaf Wedding Chicago | Rustic Chicago Wedding

A New Leaf Wedding Chicago | Kelly and Alex

“Playful” is the perfect word to describe Kelly and Alex as a couple. They are sweet, genuine and both completely selfless. Their wedding day was more about bringing joy and excitement to their guests than it was “all about them”.They had a whimsical theme on their wedding day filled with bright pops of color! Their wedding ceremony and reception were held at the stunning A New Leaf. The charming and colorful atmosphere of the space brought out Kelly and Alex’s theme even more!The couple’s tables were draped in a calm light grey with pops of celedon and buttercup colored napkins by BBJ Linen. Their mason jar place cards escorted each guest to their seats. The were then greeted by an old friend of the past which took their place as menus. Do you remember those paper fold-able “fortune tellers” that we played with as kids? – what a cute idea!There was no traditional music playing during dinner, but rather a fun and personal game of trivia where guests answered questions about the bubbly couple and their sweet wedding party. It made for such a fun time for all the guests. They also were able to learn so many fun facts about the couple and their wedding party!After dinner music by Toast and Jam DJ’s began! Also, a game shelf was provid fun for all with various board games, bubbles and mini golf! It kept every child and child at heart making new memories throughout the evening.It was a beautiful and and we were honored to be a part of it! Congratulations to Kelly and Alex.

Kelly’s Review of Storybook

We love sharing our memories of our couples and we love sharing their words about us too! Read Kelly’s review about Storybook below!

“I am not exaggerating when I tell you that, after we hired Nicole, every phone call my mom and I had about the wedding ended with the two us agreeing that booking Nicole was the best decision we made for this event. Nicole and her team are competent, insightful, creative, accommodating, and supportive. They are so organized, so purposeful, so precise that meeting with them always clarified my vision and ideas. Anyone planning a wedding knows how overwhelming those little decisions (menus, guest book, cake topper, signage, on and on and on) can be. My habit was to get carried away with those decisions, descending into a Pinterest and Etsy coma as I overcomplicated each step. Whenever I spoke with Nicole, our conversation refined my ideas, helping me to remember my overall vision and start to see how all of these little pieces would come together in the final schedule and setup. The day before the wedding, Nicole dropped by our hotel to pick up our favors, centerpieces, family photos, games, sand ceremony jars, again on and on and on (the trunk of her SUV was completely packed), and, because Nicole had proven to be so capable and meticulous through every step of the planning process, I felt an instant wave of relief.Review Cont…

Now, the wedding my family and fiance and I had worked for was in her competent hands and I could just relax and soak in the next two days. Nicole is keyed in and proactive throughout the process. For example, as my bridesmaids and I were getting hair and makeup. I asked my maid of honor to check in on a groomsman and his missing suit. Nicole heard me ask and immediately took over, again leaving me free of any worry. On the wedding day, when we needed the DJ to adhere more to our list, Nicole was again our ally. Nicole is as warm as she is professional, making me feel comfortable to email about any detail and to bounce ideas off of her and her team. She understands what a bride and groom need: her suggestion to spend some time alone with my husband after the ceremony (with a cocktail and a plate of hors d’oeuvres in a loft space just up the stairs from where our guests where cocktailing) provided some of my favorite moments of the night. That time alone was so necessary and so memorable, and is just one of the many reasons I wish Nicole could coordinate my entire life.” – Kelly

Vendors:

Planner: Storybook Weddings & Events, Nicole Hensley

Photography: Joshua Albanese

Floral: A New Leaf

Catering: Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group

DJ: Toast and Jam DJs

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