Colleen & Joel: St. James Chapel & The Union League Club

Dear Colleen and Joel,

We will never forget:

… Joel and Jack holding back tears as Colleen walked down the aisle.

… how you creatively incorporated personal touches of blue and white porcelain.

… Colleen's father's heartfelt toast.

… your tight-knit and supportive families.

... the Thielen's starting a conga line.

Your family and friends made us feel so welcome. Thank you for allowing us to capture such a memorable time in your lives.

Consultant: Hope Weis, Ceremony Venue: St. James Chapel, Reception Venue: The Union League Club, Florals: Fleur De Lis, Band: Ken Arlen Orchestra, Dress Designer: Liancarlo, Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade New York Bridesmaids Dresses: J.Crew Weddings




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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