Elyse & Steve: Our Lady of Pompeii & The Langham Chicago

Dear Elyse and Steve,

We will never forget:

….your sweet dog Ella being with Elyse all morning and walking down the aisle.

…how your wedding ceremony was very personal and important to you.

…how fun it was taking you around Chicago for photos on such a gorgeous day.

...what incredible dance moves you, your family and friends busted out on the dance floor.

…how you danced under "the stars" together all night long.

It was was such a pleasure getting to know both of you and your families. We are excited to see what the future holds for you!

Consultant: Jennifer AndersonCeremony Venue: Our Lady of PompeiiReception Venue: The Langham ChicagoFlorals: Kehoe DesignsBand: Cagen Music, Tables, Linens & Lighting: BBJ LinenCake: Scafuri BakeryDress Designer: Ysa Makino, Dress Shop: Dimitra's Bridal, Bride & Groom's Dresser: Caroline ShawBride's Shoes: Jimmy ChooHair & Make-Up: Patrick Daniels, Aniko Salon


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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