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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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One year ago today was too beautiful and magical a day to not look back over these photos from Andrew & Marianne Nicodem (with their eponymous firm Nicodem Creative). This was my second 2019 that preemptively (design began in 2018) became one of 2019’s ‘Pantone Color of the Year Weddings’: infusing “Living Coral” as the […]

O & B’s Country Club Coral Chic Wedding.

Jun 2, 2020

Skokie Country Club wedding

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Happy Anniversary to R&T – here is a look back at their Bridgeport Arts Center – Skyline Loft wedding last March (2019)

A Living Coral Pantone 2019 colour of the year wedding.

Mar 9, 2020

Blog feature - Rachel & Tyler's Wedding

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When the grandfather (in this case the Groom) wrote the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – it just makes sense that Christmas holds an extra special place in your heart! And what better day to get married then on his anniversary (at Christmas-time) no less. Excited to share this stunning wedding on the first […]

Christmas at Cuneo

Dec 21, 2019


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Is there anything more beautiful than a wedding at Christmas time? I think not! I cannot wait for you to see the beauty (as captured by Elena Bazini) of this beautiful December Chicago wedding. So excited to share this stunning wedding with you today. Sending huge first anniversary wishes to Rachel + Aaron today. 365 […]

A Christmas Wedding in Chicago

Dec 16, 2019


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I’m so excited to share this special wedding from last September with you today! This was the first “full planning” wedding that SoiréeSmith produced. I was all kinds of excited with Sarah’s mom first contacted me a mere 6-months prior to Sarah & Mike’s wedding. I was eager to dive into the planning process with […]

Late Summer Wedding at Indian Hill Club

Jul 16, 2019

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

A Summer Wedding at Michigan Shores

Jul 3, 2019

Michigan Shores Club Wedding