Chicago Wedding Venues, Different Couples, Different Ways: Cafe Brauer

Liven It Up Events is featuring a new blog series called “Different Venues, Different Ways!” Every Wednesday, we are going to show different ways a venue can capture the style and vision for your wedding. Any space can be transformed into something new and different! Today we are looking at one of our favorite locations,… Continue reading Chicago Wedding Venues, Different Couples, Different Ways: Cafe Brauer

Wedding Recap @ A New Leaf

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,… Continue reading Wedding Recap @ A New Leaf

Just A Thought: The Four Mothers

It’s not best photograph that I have ever take, I will admit that.  But, when I saw this unfold, I could not resist taking this photo.  At this wedding, both the bride’s parents and the groom’s parents were divorced and remarried.  That can easily lead to disaster, feelings hurt, or some super drama at the… Continue reading Just A Thought: The Four Mothers

Receptions of All Sorts, Part 1 Lofts

Receptions of All Sorts is a follow up series to Ceremonies of All Sorts!  I figured looking at some of the ceremonies we have done, it would be fun to see the reception come to life as well! In this first series we will look at the loft weddings that we have done and transformed… Continue reading Receptions of All Sorts, Part 1 Lofts

Ceremonies of All Sorts (Tradtional Weddings Part 3)

This installment of the look at Ceremonies of All Sorts focuses on Traditional Ceremonies.  You will see two shots below.  One was a Catholic Wedding that was taken in a church and another was a Jewish wedding taken at a synagogue.  Take a look! Here you are going to see a wedding snap shot at… Continue reading Ceremonies of All Sorts (Tradtional Weddings Part 3)

Ceremonies of All Sorts (Garden Weddings Part 2)

This next group of photos you are going to see are from ceremonies that have taken place outdoors.  I am always cautious of weddings outdoors in Chicago.  The heat, the rain, the snow (you never know!), can be the cause of ceremonies not happening outside.  Having a back up plan is a must and most… Continue reading Ceremonies of All Sorts (Garden Weddings Part 2)