Category Archives: mca


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. 




Tuesday’s Tip: Professional Wedding Photographers Know How to Bare the Elements
September 25, 2012

In Chicago, for those of you who know this, the weather is always unpredictable.  Last week, one of the weddings we had was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, or the MCA.  The day before, we had the rehearsal and we were outside in the sculpture garden.  It was gorgeous outside.  The wedding day, it was 57, damp, and raining.  

There are a couple of lessons here….

1.  There was a back up plan that the bride and groom were happy with!

2.  The bride and groom did not get their hopes set on having the wedding indoors or outdoors.  They were happy to have space with their family and friends to get married!

3.  Having a photographer who can quickly change the plan from going on location to outdoor locations to indoor locations.

We were lucky to have Matt Haas & Sarah Olsen with Matt Haas Photography be the photographers for the day, making sure that the bride and groom were still getting all of the shots that they wanted and dealing with the rain coming on and off. 

TIP:  Have a rain plan on the day of for your wedding photographs and work with a photograph who knows how to be flexible on the day of!




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.




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