In order to create the most perfect Residential Mixed Metal Matrimony at Cafe Brauer, you first need to start with the right couple who may or may not have just accidentally bought a house and needed some furniture to fill it with! Sarah and Phil are an ideal couple in any sense of the word. They are kind, caring, generous, have exceptionally amazing taste, and are always open to any ideas thrown their way. These characteristics can lead to a perfect storm on a wedding day, and a vendor team that falls absolutely in love with their clients.

The day started at the iconic Ambassador for the ladies with hair by Gia Tovar and makeup by Joanna Bastermajian in full force. When I showed up to the suite, I looked at Sarah and exclaimed “This is exactly how I imagined you’d look on your wedding day!” She was simply stunning in her Pronovias gown that she had bought from Mira Couture. The men had a little bit of a later start, as they typically do, and Phil looked dapper in his tux from Daniel George Custom Clothier, and in true Phil style, Louboutins completed the look.

Now, I know I mentioned the men had a later start of the day than the ladies, but I forgot to mention one small detail. In order to truly bring our residential feel to life, we needed the perfect piece of furniture to be the center focal of our design and you might not be surprised by the fact that when you have such great taste, renting a piece of furniture like this can be kind of tricky. So, the only solution? Let your crazy wedding planner convince you to buy a bookcase from Restoration Hardware that will serve as the most perfect ceremony backdrop and deliver it yourself; and since that turned out to be the perfect solution to our problem, that’s exactly how Phil got his wedding day workout in!

To complete the look, HMR Designs filled that bookcase with candles and “knick knacks” galore! The goal was to make it feel as we were actually sitting in Sarah and Phil’s home, where this bookcase would eventually land permanently. To complete the ceremony look, Frost Chicago suspended an abundance of candlelight overhead to glisten in the late summer sun. The design was simplistic yet ornate, and definitely made a statement.

After vows were exchanged with Bruce Otto, photos were snapped by Amanda Megan Miller and Character D Films, and cocktails were passed by Tiger Lily Catering, it was time to invite guests into our warm, mixed metal environment. Candelabras spanned the room, surrounded by candlelight, fresh white orchids, lush florals and additional knick knacks. These pieces came together to create your not so average centerpieces a top a multitude of metallic linens from BBJ, Gold rentals from Hall’s Chicago, and bright white paper goods from Steracle Press. The cake from Flourish Cake Designs was a showstopper for sure and tied our entire design together. Dinner was fantastic, toasts were heartfelt, and Sarah and Phil truly felt the love that day, and ended the night snapping fun photos in their Shutterbooth and tearing up the dance floor to the tunes of Okyne Media Lab until their feet couldn’t move anymore! This Residential Mixed Metal Wedding at Cafe Brauer was one we’ll never forget


A Residential Mixed Metal Wedding at Cafe Brauer Vendor Team

LOLA Event Productions 

Amanda Megan Miller Photography

Cafe Brauer

Tiger Lily Events

Character D Films

HMR Designs

Frost Chicago

Steracle Press

Gia Does Har

Joanna B Artistry

Flourish Cake Design

Bruce Otto

Shutterbooth Chicago

Okyne Media Lab

Windy City Limousine

BBJ Linen

Hall’s Chicago


Mira Couture

Daniel George Custom Clotheir

White by Vera Wang


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