Wedding Highlight: Margo + Jared

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These two...if looks could kill! This October day was everything a wedding day should be. Warm, but not hot, with a perfect breeze to keep the Illinois humidity at bay. It took place at Allerton Mansion and the details were classic and beautiful. The cool blue tones of the groomsmen were perfectly countered by the rose blush tones of the bridesmaids dresses and the styling of the reception inside the mansion. All of this was captured beautifully by the awesomely talented Blaine + Kelsey at Wright Photographs. We love them. 

The ceremony took place outside the arboretum on the back terrace surrounding the koi pond.  The landscape beyond the large pond outside was the perfect backdrop as the sun set and the families joined together. The dancing afterward was adorable and funky, just how we like it. With a dessert bar by yours truly and a sparkler send-off, it was a truly memorable night. 



Artists who collaborated on this event :

Cake + Dessert Bar: Hopscotch

Photography: Wright Photography

Venue: Allerton Mansion + Retreat Center

Florals: Cabbage Rose Floral Market

Wedding Highlight : Anna + Chris

When I first met Anna + Chris, I felt like we had known each other for years. I can easily see why their wedding was so much fun, and felt so customized to the pair. Little touches like golden dachshunds, flower crowns, happy bridesmaids and golden locks of hair abound. It truly felt like two families were coming together that day, and they were pumped about it! 


The artists whom worked on this gorgeous event include:

The bride had an adorable grooms cake made from the college they attended together. The dessert table looked amazing with the tiered cake stands and boxes. Props make a huge difference in the depth of a dessert table.

Anna + Chris's wedding was in October and I loved how they incorporated pumpkins and other fall foliage while still looking romantic and classic. 

Anna + Chris chose this adorable cake topper with their even cuter new last name! We LOVE cake toppers, they're very nostalgic of old fashioned wedding cakes and bring personalization and added height to a tiered cake. 


Congrats to Anna + Chris! 



Wedding Highlight : Andy + Talia

Photograph by Rachael Schiriano

Photograph by Rachael Schiriano

Even though I'm not related to anyone in this wedding, and have only known the bride and groom a short time, I get teary eyed every time I look at their photos from their wedding day. A perfect example of classic and timeless is portrayed with each photo, each design element, and each surrounding.The whole event reminds me of a Jane Austen story. 

I'm sure a lot of this has to do with the bride's vision for the day- and the endless planning that went into it, but the eye of their photographer, Rachel Schiriano, is key to capturing all of it. Andy and Talia are entranced by each other throughout the whole day and you can feel it being around them and their families.

Every once in a while we get to be a part of these amazing events that are truly the highlight of what we do. Thank you Andy + Talia for letting Hopscotch be a part of your vision. 

Planner: Gwen Wilson

Florist: Flowers by Kristine

Dessert: Hopscotch Cakes and Confections

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Allerton Park

Music: Erik Swanson

Bride’s Dress: Watters from BHLDN

Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Jenny Yoo

Groom’s Suit: Banana Republic

Calligraphy: Letters from Lindsey

Stationary: Alexa Nelson Prints

To view the rest of the photos click here.

Photograph by Rachael Schiriano

Photograph by Rachael Schiriano

Photograph by Rachel Schiriano
Photograph by Rachael Schiriano. Desserts by Hopscotch

Photograph by Rachael Schiriano. Desserts by Hopscotch

Photograph by Rachael Schiriano. Desserts by Hopscotch

Photograph by Rachael Schiriano. Desserts by Hopscotch

Photograph by Rachael Schiriano. Desserts by Hopscotch

Photograph by Rachel Schiriano

XO, Kaya