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Monday, December 23, 2013

Rustic Christmas

This Rustic Christmas dessert table was decorated with plaids, pinecones, old sleighs, pieces of cut wood, old rustic windows, shutters, wooden ladder, frames and burlap. The desserts I made were red velvet cake pops, red velvet cup cakes with cream cheese icing, mini cheesecakes, chocolate covered pretzels, cake batter chocolate chip cookies, Oreo truffles, sugar cookies, peanut butter chocolate Ritz cookies,  and Chocolate Cake mousse cups.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Rustic & Shabby Chic Wedding/Hartmann Wedding

This wedding was beautiful!  It was such a joy to be able to decorate and to be a bridesmaid. The day of the wedding turned out perfect! It was a warm sunny day, which was perfect for an outdoor ceremony. From start to finish this wedding was gorgeous including the bride Caryn.  I’m so excited to share with you photos from their wedding. All professional photographs were  by:
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The beautiful couple Caryn & Alex Hartmann

This barn we went to for photos is my favorite! It was the perfect place for a wedding photo shoot!

Caryn is one of the sweetest, kind hearted girls I know. I'm thankful for her friendship! It was an honor that she had me decorate and stand up in their wedding. Love you both!

I still cannot believe I was 38 weeks pregnant and in her wedding! 

Loved using my vintage tea cart that I found at a second hand store. It was perfect for their communion table. 

My husband had the honor of officiating their wedding. Caryn and Alex use to be apart of our youth ministry years ago and we they have remained in our lives ever since and have become great friends of ours. They currently are on staff at the church my husband is a lead pastor at. We are so proud of them!

This was the ceremony aisle: Wild flowers with spray painted vases, pieces of wood & lemons

I used all of my old vintage windows. All of my wooden wedding signs were made by Joanie Ennessy. Check out her Facebook page at:

My husband officiated their wedding. Us friends gathered to bless their marriage 

Wedding programs

More decorations

And we pronounce to you Mr. & Mrs. Hartmann

I used a bunch of old vintage drawers and place mason jars with flowers in them

Windows, spray painted frames and bales of hay

This little rustic set up was for guests to see and direct them towards the wedding ceremony 

Another one of my favorite wedding signs that I use at each of my weddings that I decorate/design

We used 12 different size and styles of chalk boards throughout their wedding. 

This 8x10 sign was designed by the graphic designer that I use for my business, Lauren Haddox Designs.

If you are looking for a reception for your wedding check out the Metropolis Ballroom in Arlington Heights IL. This is where the reception was held and it turned out beautiful!!

I LOVED working with the staff at the Metropolis. We did a mock set up two days before the wedding. We decorated everything and took pictures and labeled all of it. The staff had to on the day of the wedding set it up exactly how I decorated it. I was SO impressed that they pulled it off with EVERY detail in place just perfectly. This was hard for me to trust them to style it exactly how the pictures were, and they did it! It was a pleasure working with Michael who runs Metropolis. A HUGE thank you to their team. Wonderful job!! 

Here is their little photo booth I designed for their wedding reception

Here are some of my own photos