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Hi there! Welcome to the SoiréeSmith blog, a journal about our lives in Chicago's North Shore, local Weddings & Events, as well as a little  fashion, and business/life advice & updates.
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Hi, I'm andrea.

A Summer Wedding at Michigan Shores

Jul 3, 2019

Today we’re featuring one of our favourite weddings from 2018.

Bride getting ready in her family home
Bride getting her makeup done
Back of Daalarna Couture wedding gown
Bride Getting Ready in her Daalarna Couture wedding gown
Bridal Portrait
Groom
Wedding Ceremony at Saints Faith, Hope and Charity in Winnetka IL
Bride and Groom at Elder Lane Park
Packers Fan Groom
Saints Faith, Hope and Charity in Winnetka IL
Bride & Groom at Saints Faith, Hope & Charity Church in Winnetka
Bride on pier at Elder Lane Beach in Winnetka IL
Bridal Party at Elder Lane Beach
we leaned into the combination of the blue found just outside the club's lakeside views, all while layering in the creamy whites, and greens, and the small pop of pink in the garden roses and peonies found in garden's in early June.
we leaned into the combination of the blue found just outside the club's lakeside views, all while layering in the creamy whites, and greens, and the small pop of pink in the garden roses and peonies found in garden's in early June.
Bride & Groom see their reception space for the first time.
Portraits at Elder Lane Beach
Head Table Design
Dancing to Front of House Band at Michigan Shores Club

They could have never talked again – after their first connection, Molly had given Matt the wrong number. It’s safe to say fate played its hand and something told her to go back and check.

Molly grew up in Winnetka and spent her teen years swimming and hanging out at Michigan Shores Club. Such a special place would serve as the perfect backdrop for where they would say “I do” in the presence of their closest family and friends.

We woke up that day to rain however, it quickly cleared and later that morning the sun came out for this sweet couple. Following a beautiful Catholic ceremony, Molly & Matt made a photography stop at Elder Lane Beach. There they captured absolutely STUNNING photos out on the pier as a fog rolled in off the lake.

Back at Michigan Shores Club, guests were invited to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the dining room and East porch, followed by a beautiful dinner and dancing (to the amazing sounds of Front of House) in the Stone Ballroom & Canterbury Room. The setting moved Molly to tears during their sneak peek of the ballroom just before we let guests in.

Decor wise, we kept the focus on seasonal and timeless floral elements, and leaned into the combination of the blue found just outside the club’s lakeside views, all while layering in the creamy whites, and greens, and the small pop of pink in the garden roses and peonies found in garden’s in early June.

Thank you to the wonderful vendor team who brought this wedding to life:

Business Goals Indian Hill Club Michigan Shores Club North Shore Wedding Personal Saints Faith Hope & Charity Winnetka Wedding

Weddings

  1. Rhiannon

    July 15th, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    What a stunning and classic event! The bride’s look is so timeless and the tablescapes are beautiful. Well done, team SS!

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