Craig + Libby's WES ANDERSON INSPIRED Wedding

I knew immediately after meeting Craig + Libby that we would be good friends; they are awesome, creative, sweet souls and they're funny as can be. Craig totally ADORES Libby and It's the sweetest damn thing ever (see for yourself below)!   

Libby's roots are from Texas and Craig comes from Chicago, the universe brought them together while doing comedy in LA (although the both went to Columbia College in Chicago at the same time!). They wanted a wedding that felt like them with a nod to their hometowns and a little Wes Anderson flair. The day was packed with fun details and filled with joy and laughter. Matt Bigelow photographed the event like a pro, they had the best food in town by Blueplate Catering and all the grooviest tunes from Edwin at Style Matters DJs. Craig and Libby trusted me to enlist the creative help of my super talented family (!!!) with graphic design, signage, floral (Root 31) and propping, making the wedding design one for the books! 

Creating a day that captured their love story was truly special for me- I could just burst thinking about it! Craig and Libby- you guys are the bomb and I loved reliving your day. Cheers to you and all the love you have, I wish you the very best! XOXO! 


The sun is out, the skies are blue, and it's damn near impossible to be in a bad mood right now! 

Be creative, be active, and make the best of every day. <3


Located on top of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Cindy's Rooftop boasts an amazing view of Millennium Park, Lake Michigan, and the hustle and bustle of Michigan Avenue. It's a million-dollar view, the drinks are delish, and the decor is on point! 

It'd be foolish to only try one cocktail...

GO outside

Unleash your inner child and roller blade along the lake. Be one with your thrill-seeking side and take a trapeze class. Achieve your dreams and run a marathon (okay...or walk a 5K :)).  If you want to feel good while doing good, participate in a race for a cause. Close to our hearts -->  PurpleStride (raising awareness for Pancreatic Cancer research) and Move for the Kids 5k (benefiting Lurie Children's Hospital). 


Come spring, we all feel our homes are in dire need of some redecorating. So turn that killer Instagram photo you took last summer into a conversation piece! Parabo is an awesome website/app that allows you to turn pics from your camera roll into pieces of art - and it won't break the bank!


Get lost in a good book or discover some new tunes. Bonus points if you can kick back in the great outdoors! 

Books we LOVE:                                                                                                          Artists we DIG: 
   + "Yes Please" - by Amy Poehler                                                                             + Leon Bridges  
   + "Bossypants" - by Tina Fey                                                                                   + Andra Day
   + "I Am That Girl" - by Alexis Jones                                                                         + The Alabama Shakes                                   


Christine Luby (living in CA) and Nick Shalek (living in NY) were married smack dab in the middle at Salvage One in west Chicago on Valentine's Day. The couple charmingly dubbed it "Vowentine’s Day," which played beautifully into their festive decor. This wedding was one for the books; rockin' tunes with the Larry King Orchestra, fab cuisine from Blue Plate Catering, and the fanciest floral by The Flower Firm. Christine, co-founder of Pinrose perfumes, launched a personal perfume called "Lovebug" on her wedding day and gifted each guest a luxury candle with the signature scent. The couple wanted to sprinkle in some of their fun-loving personalities so we added an original neon heart and an outdoor photo shoot with serape blankets :). It was a true pleasure being a part of this memorable weekend with Nick, Christine and their families, and we wish them a happy anniversary and many more to come! 

Photography by: David Lai


Andon + Will's Winter Wedding at Salvage One

After some dating, planning and trips across the pond, Andon (a school teacher in south Chicago) and Will (a risk management professional originally from the UK) decided to exchange vows in Chicago at the eclectic and charming Salvage One. There was a blanket of snow outside, and inside the warehouse was transformed into a classic and comfortable evening affair. Andon added her style with sweet and neutral details and Will brought charm with his warm words of welcome and his swift dance moves. They shared their love, commitment and celebration with their dearest family and closest friends, and it was a true honor to be a part of. Wishing endless years of love and laughter to such a beautiful couple!    Photos by David Lai Photography.

It Takes a Village

The most precious Gerber baby "crashed" his own baby shower by making his entrance almost four weeks early! We celebrated the guest of honor by renting the gorgeous DL Loft in Lakeview, and stocked the bar full with Bloody Marys and mimosas, while we enjoyed the unseasonably warm November weather. We're glad you're here, William Gerber!

Photos by Belen Aquino of Gerber + Scarpelli