Carrie & Josh's Chic Celebration

Carrie and Josh's sophisticated Chicago wedding is now featured in Style Me Pretty.

Their wedding was the epitome of chic elegance. The Waldorf Astoria Chicago was the perfect blend of Paris and Chicago. These two sister cities share a love for world-class architecture, the culinary arts, their bridges and urban rivers. The Waldorf provided a warm, intimate, luxurious vibe, with attentive service and delicious food in the heart of downtown Chicago.

Carrie’s stunning Marchesa dress, paired with Valentino shoes was exquisite. Josh looked like a modern day Cary Grant in his perfectly fitted Ermenegildo Zegna tux and his Crockett & Jones shoes.

Adding to the European vibe, Bukiety Floral created the most gorgeous bouquets and centerpieces. Waldorf’s Executive Pastry Chef, Andrew Johnson, filled the late night dessert table with fresh macaroons, brittle, and chocolate tarts. The Bradley Young Orchestra entertained the couple and their guests on the dance floor all night. Definitely an affair to remember!

Make-up artist: Sean Stevenson, Hair stylist: Aaron Scott, Videographer: VDO Productions, Invitations: Stationery Stephanie

See more photos from the full feature here!


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We feel fortunate to live and work in the beautiful, Chicago neighborhood of Logan Square, among many talented artists and entrepreneurs. We believe in the beauty of blending historic with modern. Built in 1916, our European style live-work building, is land-marked by the city of Chicago, full of character and modern style. It is a dream come true to have a charming studio, surrounded by beautiful boulevards, as the foundation of our creative endeavors.

"It is a pleasure to get to know our couples, become part of their inner circle, understand their connections, and hone in on what matters most. Every celebration has its own personality, vibe and feeling. To interpret and translate the feeling, love and joy, we look for the split-second glances, tender touches, belly laughs and genuine smiles. Emotionally connected, we sense magical moments; one must first feel, and then see to be able to interpret. This is the foundation of our creative process."

"Inspired by all art forms: paintings, architecture, fashion, cinema, music and food, we incorporate our sensibilities into everything we do. Blending emotional imagery with a modern and elegant viewpoint is how we tell very personal stories in a nuanced way. We do this so that you may savor your celebration, long after it ends, and remember those feelings forever. It would be our privilege to interpret your unique story."

Heather KingenSmith