Category Archives: j and l catering


Chicago Wedding Venues, Different Couples, Different Ways: Prairie Productions
Prairie Productions Wedding
March 6, 2013

Today we are looking at Prairie Productions.  This is a unique venue in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.  This venue has a unique layout where you can host your ceremony and reception in the same space.  Continue reading




Wedding Recap – Summer Weddings Part 2
December 13, 2012

Last week we posted four pictures from summer weddings that we have done in the past. Since summer in Chicago is beautiful, it is a popular time for weddings. We made this a two-part series so that you could see all the different types of weddings that can happen with the right venue! We hope these pictures give you inspiration as you plan the wedding of your dreams this summer!

Ceremony and Reception at the Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier with catering by Stefani’s and event decor by Event Creative.

This wedding took place at The Nature Museum with catering by J&L Catering.

This reception was by Radisson Blu Aqua with floral by Cattleya Designs and lighting from Art of Imagination.

Prairie Production hosted this wedding with catering by J&L Catering and floral by Exquisite Designs.

Here is a reception at the River East Art Center with catering by Jewell Events and floral and decor by Flower Firm.




Wedding Recap by Season – Fall Weddings
November 1, 2012

This next series that we are featuring is a wedding recap by season!  The first season we are looking at is one of my favorites, the Fall!  What you are going to see if a combination of fall like weddings, in hotels, venues, and unique spaces.  Take a look!

Here’s a wedding at the MCA, with Wolfgang Puck Catering and Cattleya Designs for decor!

This great reception took place at Lake Shore Country with Event Creative

This fall wedding took place at Cafe Brauer with Entertaining Company and Kloeckner’s Floral.

This amazing wedding at A New Leaf featured food by J&L Catering and floral by A New Leaf.

This wedding at Loft on Lake features floral by Jozef Cross Designs & draping by Art of Imagination. 




Wedding Recap @ A New Leaf
October 4, 2012

One of my favorite wedding venues in Chicago is A New Leaf.  Those longing for a wedding there in 2013, keep watching.  We have our fingers crossed they they will start booking soon!

This wedding just happened to be one that we did there this year.  It was so great to work with Briana there, along with Rachel from J and L Catering, reception music by Toast & Jam Deejays and ceremony music by Dolce Strings.  There were some many family friends that also became involved with the wedding as the bride’s family acted as make-up and hair artists and uncle officiated the wedding!  It was really a great day and the snap shots I got were pretty AMAZING!  Take a look and how fabulous the wedding was!

The Chuppah for this wedding was STUNNING!

We used the Storefront for the dinner as well as the mezzanine!

The garden was a perfect place for cocktails!

This was the centerpiece for the buffet & bar.  Pretty amazing!




Sally, Senior Planner at Liven It Up Events
August 16, 2012

Liven It Up Events is truly lucky to have the planning talents of Sally Collar on the team!  Sally has been working in the event world for about 15 years!  She is knowledgeable, has an eye for design, and is a calming voice on wedding day!  See how Sally can help make your wedding day a memorable one!

 
Photo Copyright Stephen Garrett Photography

 Sally Collar, Senior Planner, has turned out phenomenal weddings and corporate events for fifteen years, the last twelve in the great city of Chicago. She brings a true passion for combining venue, food, décor and entertainment to find the perfect creative expression of her clients’ vision. Leveraging her personal network and experience in restaurants, hotels, venues and catering, she helps to realize those plans with flawless and budget-conscious execution. At the end of the day, she believes connecting personally with her clients is what makes it all possible.

 Here are some of Sally’s weddings & events she has done below!

Sally worked at The Chicago Botanic Gardens with an amazing crew!  Event Creative made this wedding magical and memorable!

This wedding was at the Museum of Contemporary Art with a great spread provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering and floral by Davenport Designs.

Here you will see a co-planned this fundraising event at The Zhou B. Art Center for Lakeside Community Development.  J and L Catering provided food for this amazing cause.




Misha, Senior Planner at Liven It Up Events
August 14, 2012

 Liven It Up Events is delighted to have Misha Newgren on the team!  Misha is a talented planner, loving mother, and as professional as they come.  Learn more about Misha on how she can make your wedding day a memorable one!

Photo Copyright Stephen Garrett Photography

“I feel that I have been an event planner my whole life, it is what I love and it is what I do. I believe that your event is not just an event. I genuinely enjoy each aspect of the event coordinating process. Getting to know you is important to me, as it helps me to understand your personal style and vision. From weddings, to Corporate Galas to intimate dinner parties, each event is given the same amount of time and care and is driven by my passion to create a successful and memorable occasion!”

-Misha Newgren
Here are just some events that Misha has planned!  Take a look!

 Here you will see one of Misha’s wedding this year at Cafe Brauer!  It was gorgeous with florals by Stems & catering by Blue Plate.

Another fabulous wedding at The Chicago History Museum with beautiful floral by Scarlet Petal & catering by Blue Plate. 

This whimsical wedding took place at The Nature Museum with J&L Catering and floral by Fleur
Watch on Thursday for events that feature the planning talents of Sally Collar!



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