Vintage, Romantic, Eclectic…Nathan and Amanda’s Wedding at Old Oak Tap


Nathan and Amanda's Chicago Wedding - Vintage Eclectic Brit Pop Travel Old Oak Tap - Pastiche Events

Saturday, September 6th, I had the pleasure of styling the Chicago wedding of Amanda Czernecki and Nathan Suh. If you live in Chicago, you have probably heard Amanda’s voice on the radio or have seen her pretty mug on TV, as one of our own Chicago traffic reporters. As a talented musician, it is no surprise that Nathan finally met Amanda at a Brit-Pop music night in 2011. Apparently, the two frequented the same music events and establishments for years, but never crossed paths until Parklife at Lucky Number Grill. Their love of music brought them together and this was clear on their wedding day.

Even more, their love of travel played a part. The two fell in love in Chicago, became engaged near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and visited London for their honeymoon. How very proper, considering the music that brought them together…

I loved that my friends were so willing to make their day their own and cast aside the typical traditions and expectations. To begin, I designed their invitations and told their love story via a Chicago L Map.

Traffic, travel, the city they love, and music were all prominent players from the get-go.Chicago L Map Wedding Invitations with Love Story and Vintage Postcard Response by PAPERandPASTICHE

The beautiful photos taken by Photographer, Amy Aiello will tell the rest of their wedding story…stacks of vintage books, mobs of romantic candles, warm, deep-red flowers, postcard love notes and a Union Jack cake, made this particular Chicago wedding one-of-a-kind for a truly unique couple.

I am available to hire for custom invitation design, wedding signage, favors, homemade cupcakes, dessert tables and unique day-of ceremony and reception styling. Amy Aiello, whom I have been fortunate to have worked with before, is an extremely talented, Emmy-Award winning, professional photographer and I can not promote her services enough…she has the best eye in the city.

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Bride and Groom: Amanda Czernecki and Nathan Suh

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Old Oak Tap

Photography: Amy Aiello

Bouquets and Boutineers: Sprout Chicago

Smash Cake: Delish Cakes

Cupcakes, Brit-pop Toppers and Smash Cake Topper: Pastiche Events

Polish Kolaczkis and Apple Tarts: Kathy Czernecki (Amanda’s Mom)

Centerpieces and Floral Arrangements: Pastiche Events

Dark Matter Coffee Favors: Pastiche Events

Custom Invitation Design: Pastiche Events

Postcard Love Notes (in lieu of Guest Book): Pastiche Events

 

My FROZEN Christmas Wreath | For Sale at the Highland Park Artisan Market


Because FROZEN is the most popular thing on Earth (besides Taylor Swift) and Selling out never bothered me anyway…

Disney's FROZEN Christmas Wreath by PAPERandPASTICHE.etsy.com

Disney’s FROZEN Christmas Wreath by PAPERandPASTICHE.etsy.com

Disney's FROZEN Christmas Wreath by PAPERandPASTICHE.etsy.com Elsa and Olaf

The Grace & Lyric Holiday Artisan Market in Highland Park

Sat Nov 15th 10-4 & Sat Nov 16th 11-4

Design Quartet at Ravinia

595 Roger Williams Drive in Highland Park, IL

Come to the Highland Park Holiday Artisan Market this November!


Highland Park Holiday Market November 2014

From the Grace & Lyric Artisan Market Pop-Up Shop!

Featuring hand made items and gifts from Infinite Warrior, Randellas, Pastiche Events, PAPERandPASTICHE, Yep, It’s Personal, Enchanted Greetings and MORE!

Saturday, November 15th 10 AM to 4 PM

and

Sunday, November 16th 11AM to 4PM

Held at Design Quartet of Ravinia

595 Roger Williams Drive in Highland Park, IL

No Entry Fee – Free Event

This is just a portion of what will be available for sale at this festive event. Click on any of the photos to be brought to the Grace & Lyric Artisan Market Facebook page.

Happy Holidays!

Festive Ornaments from Randellas   Infinate Warrior Yoga Inspired Jewelry More Gifts from Yep, It's PersonalInfinite Warrior's exclusive holiday line Kitschy Cupcake Toppers by PAPERandPASTICHE  Woodland Glam - Green, Gold and Turquoise by PAPERandPASTICHE.etsy.com Wine Country by PAPERandPASTICHE.etsy.com Santa Sparkle by PAPERandPASTICHE.etsy.com Pretty in Pink by PAPERandPASTICHE.etsy.com North Pole Sweets Shoppe by PAPERandPASTICHE.etsy.com Mid Century Reds by PAPERandPASTICHE.etsy.com Raffle Prize! Gift Basket valued at $500 Personalized Gifts by Yep, It's Personal Onesies by Randellas

Vintage Baseball Baby Shower | Fall Colors, Vintage Players and Retro Concessions


Vintage Fall Baseball Baby Shower by Pastiche Events | Floral Centerpieces

Styled for new mom and dad-to-be, Brynn and Justin – their party host, Amber, requested a fun, unique, vintage baseball theme. Since the Baby Shower took place in late October, we were inspired by a Fall color scheme and a ballpark themed menu.

Peruse the gallery to view our retro concessions stand, Cracker Jacks Cupcakes, Sporty Pennant Flag Toppers, Baseball Cards and Ticket Stubs Centerpieces, Balloon Thumbprints Guest Book and Baseball Sugar Cookie Favors!

Anything you see here, including the invitation, can be customized for your baby shower or birthday party – just request a custom order through PAPERandPASTICHE.etsy.com.  Vintage Fall Baseball Baby Shower by Pastiche Events - Concessions Stand Vintage Fall Baseball Baby Shower by Pastiche Events | Floral CenterpiecesVintage Fall Baseball Baby Shower by Pastiche Events | Chicago Style Dogs  Vintage Fall Baseball Baby Shower by Pastiche Events | Floral Centerpieces Vintage Fall Baseball Baby Shower by Pastiche Events | Cracker Jacks Cupcakes Vintage Fall Baseball Baby Shower by Pastiche Events | Thumbprint Balloons and Sugar Cookie Favors Vintage Fall Baseball Baby Shower by Pastiche Events | Basbeball Invitations

Family Tree Pull-apart Cupcakes


Family Tree Pull-Apart Cupcakes by PASTICHE EVENTS, Chicago

My friends ask me to make the cutest things…I made this cupcake tree for an Indiana Family Reunion a few weeks ago. I made two dozen chocolate cupcakes from scratch and created the tree shape. I designed the scrolls and the heart and had them printed on nice card stock. It really was easy!

You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Birthday Cake | Leo’s Jaws Birthday Party


My son LOVES the movie, Jaws! And, as his parents, so do we! And it’s Shark Week next week?! YES. This party could not have come at a more perfect time.

All of the cute party details and themed eats were provided by Pastiche Events (*ahem* Mom), the Jaws Cake was made by Delish Cakes of Bloomingdale and the main course (not pictured) was provided by Rocco Vino’s Pizza. :)

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Love is a Journey | Amber’s Travel Bridal Shower


Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events

Alayson hired me all the way from Portland to help style and cater her little sister’s bridal shower here in Illinois. Alayson and the other bridesmaids asked me to execute their collective vision: a vintage travel, adventure concept for Amber’s May 3rd shower in Homer Glen.

Amber and her fiance, David, love to travel together and the notion that Marriage is a Journey { Not a Destination } was so inspiring: A little English Patient, a smidgen of Roman Holiday and a bit of Before Sunrise (I tend to pull my inspiration from my love of film), this shower looked and felt as beautiful as I had hoped it would…

It always helps when your new clients have amazing taste and pitch-in to help! They were a delightful family to assist and I hope they have a wonderful time at the upcoming June wedding. All the best to the beautiful couple! { Le meilleur! }

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Mimosa & Bellini Bar

Mimosa and Bellini Bar for the In-Flight Cocktails

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Centerpieces

Hydrangea Centerpieces with touches from the couple’s engagement photo shoot, as well as vintage paper airplanes.

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Cupcakes

Chocolate and Sea-Salted Caramel Cupcakes | White Chocolate on White Vanilla Cupcakes

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events |Favors Display

Baggage Claim { Favors } – Luggage Tags from Etsy { VeryVerdant } and Suitcase Sugar Cookies from Mrs. Campbell’s Cookies. 

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Advice for the Couple

Vintage-looking Postcards were used to write advice, well wishes or travel recommendations to the happy couple.

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | The Pretty Bridal Party and Guest of Honor

The Pretty Bridal Party and Guest of Honor

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Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Luggage Tags by VeryVerdant on Etsy

Love is a Journey Bridal Shower by Pastiche Events | Luggage Tags by VeryVerdant on Etsy

The Tide is High Collection on Etsy | by PAPERandPASTICHE


Anchors Away and all that nautical stuff…lately, I have been very inspired by the thought of an All-American summer, sandy beaches and that salty sea air. Featured are my two invitation designs, coordinated, whimsical lined envelopes, registry cards and handmade, patriotic rag swags. My designs are available on Etsy in the PAPERandPASTICHE shop. Here’s to, what will be, a wonderful summer!

The Tide is High Celebration Invitations by PAPERandPASTICHE on Etsy, $1.80 ea. { Sail Boat Vintage Inspired Nautical Sailing Anchors Way All Aboard Patriotic Americana } The Tide is High Celebration Invitations by PAPERandPASTICHE on Etsy, $1.80 ea. { Sail Boat Vintage Inspired Nautical Sailing Anchors Way All Aboard Patriotic Americana } Rag Garland Swag by PAPERandPASTICHE on Etsy $38 { Sail Boat Vintage Inspired Nautical Sailing Anchors Way All Aboard Patriotic Americana } The Tide is High Celebration Invitations by PAPERandPASTICHE on Etsy, $2.00 ea. { Anchor Sail Boat Vintage Inspired Nautical Sailing Anchors Way All Aboard Patriotic Americana }The Tide is High Celebration Invitations by PAPERandPASTICHE on Etsy, $2.00 ea. { Sail Boat Vintage Inspired Nautical Sailing Anchors Way All Aboard Patriotic Americana }

The Adventure Begins Collection on Etsy | by PAPERandPASTICHE


As featured on Etsy, “The Adventure Begins” collection is perfect for Bridal Showers, Baby Showers or Retirement Parties. Inspired by Mid Century Vintage colors and bold typography, this set was designed for those searching for something playful, while still remaining cool and current. Some items are available instantly, via digital download, but everything seen here can also be made for you and shipped to your home.

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Once purchased, these designs are for personal use only and not for resale. Please contact me here or on Etsy if you have any questions.

35th Wedding Anniversary Party | Coral and Jade for Spring


Coral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoThe Guests of Honor were Gary and Kathie and the event was hosted by their very thoughtful children, Amanda and Greg. The event took place in a family member’s private penthouse suite in River North, Chicago.

Graphic design, sweets table display, floral arrangements, pretzel treats and cupcakes provided by Pastiche Events. Coral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | ChicagoCoral and Jade 35th Wedding Anniversary by Pastiche Events | Chicago