We are just having the best time in Chicago. When we first sent our precious (precious as in the way Gollum feels, not the other less desirable context) Alana to Chicago to start our bridal hair and makeup team out there, I think all of us had some separation anxiety. I don't have kids yet, but I have to imagine this is how moms feel when they drop their kids off for the first day of school. Will the other wedding vendors be nice to her? Will see fit in? Does she miss me like I miss her? Is her lunch packed?
Nearly a year after we sent her off to make our Windy City brides gorgeous, I'm happy to report that all is well in the midwest. In fact, Alana's basically over there living her best life. After finding some incredible top-talent makeup artists and hair stylists, she began working with the fantastic Alexandra Lee on some incredible Chicago-based styled shoots. The best way to get to know a community is to get out there and play with them, and our team isn't holding back. Squadding up with bridal hair stylist Tamara H turned out to be a great life-choice, as you'll see in the photos below. These two have the kind of magic Alana used to have with Daileny here in Las Vegas... but don't tell Daileny that. I think she's still licking her wounds from Alana's departure.
Speaking of licking, this creative collaboration with wedding photographer Alexandra Lee and 'Co model favorite Anna DeBlecourt features everyone's favorite kind of licking; puppy kisses! Puppy Love inspired this sweet, V-Day-esque styled shoot featuring a hound after our own hearts, Frye. We can't honestly say we've been in an LTR with him, but with a mug like that, do you really need more than a handful of hours to fall madly in love? Us neither.
Chicago Wedding Vendor Dream Team
Hair by Tamara H, Makeup by Alana G
Venue - Chicago Illuminiating Company
Photographer - Alexandra Lee Photography, Alex Marquardt
Models - Anna DeBlecourt, Patrick Page
Florals - Jackson Floral Design
Cake - The Quintessential Cake
Videography - Claudia Bixler
Dress - Abby Bella Couture