Amira’s 5th Birthday Party | August 2015
Chicagoland Photographer Christina Marie Photography
Balloon Arch and Floating Centerpieces by Balloons by Tommy
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.
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.
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
Custom Invitation Design: Pastiche Events
Postcard Love Notes (in lieu of Guest Book): Pastiche Events
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.
My son LOVES the movie, Jaws! And, as his parents, so do we!
And it’s Shark Week next week?!
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. 🙂