Emily + John | The Peninsula Chicago Wedding

When a couple is as beautiful and in love as Emily + John, it’s no surprise their wedding day was, well, incredible.

Emily + John | The Peninsula Chicago Wedding
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When a couple is as beautiful and in love as Emily + John, it’s no surprise their wedding day was, well, incredible. This gorgeous Peninsula wedding (designed and planned by the fabulous ladies at LOLA Event Productions) is nothing short of a fairytale, thanks to this couple’s impeccable taste, the dream team of vendors, and of course—true love.

To kick off their breath-taking wedding weekend, Emily + John welcomed guests to a private, post-rehearsal dinner sunset cruise—complete with live music, touching speeches, and incredible views of Chicago’s skyline from Lake Michigan. Since John proposed to Emily on Lake Michigan, this special touch couldn’t have been more meaningful.

The next day, this gorgeous pair said their vows in a ceremony straight out of a storybook with white draping, towering florals, and sparkling chandeliers that highlighted the natural beauty of the day. Emily stunned in a gorgeous strapless gown with a beaded bodice, looking like true royalty on the arm of her dapper groom. Despite a little rain early in the day, these two glowed smiles all day and the sunshine joined the party just in time for the terrace cocktail hour.

The show-stopping reception continued all night long. Stunning pink, cream, and lavender florals from Kehoe Designs adorned everything—the cake, tables, chairs, and don’t forget the chandeliers dripping with florals. Touches of sparkle brought the fairytale to life—from the glittering table clothes to the elegant place-settings.

Artisan Events Principal Amanda Sudimack, along with our senior team members joined this fantastic pair as they celebrated the dream wedding weekend. Thank you for having us, Emily + John! It was an unforgettable weekend and we are thrilled you shared it with us!


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