Bates & Piasta Wedding | Chicago, IL

This October we traveled back to Chicago for Kevin and Jacquie's wedding. We enjoyed planning all the details with the couple and working in the city where Anne (Owner & Event Planner) started her event career. It was great to work with new vendors and in the amazing venue, Danada House in Wheaton.

Kevin and Jacquie embraced the time of year, incorporating fall colors and accents throughout the wedding decor. As guests arrived they gathered in the Danada House foyer where the mothers of the bride and groom each had a hand in the guestbook items.

A mailbox for cards from the Bride’s Mother & a display of custom pumpkins from the Groom’s Mother

A mailbox for cards from the Bride’s Mother & a display of custom pumpkins from the Groom’s Mother

The ceremony took place outside within the beautiful white gazebo area, overlooking the grounds of the Danada House. A harpist greeted guests and provided melodies throughout the ceremony. The occasion was intimate with close friends, immediate family, and aunts & uncles in attendance.

Back inside guests enjoyed a cocktail hour before being ushered into the Glass Atrium for the reception. With an early sunset the all glass atrium had an amazing glow as the guests entered. Take a look at our snapshots of the reception space and details before and after the sunset.

Our Chicagoland Vendors:

Officiant: Joanne Gaddy of Amethyst Engagements

CateringAngeli’s Fine Italian Restaurant & Catering

Venue: Danada House

DJ:  Angels with an Edge

Harpist: Juliana Henry

Floral: Groom's Mother & Sister

Rentals: AnnaBelle Events & Rentals and the Danada House


Details: Highboy tables filled the parlours and sun porches during cocktail hour
Guest favors were enclosed in saffron tins
Sweetheart chairs were accented by large sunflowers

What did everyone have to say...

"Anne made sure my wedding was perfect. We could not have done it without her. She worked hard but was always available to answer my questions and help me out on the day of the wedding. The whole day ran so smoothly for us and we could not ask for anything more! Our caterer wants to work with her on future events." - Jacques, the Bride
Anne Churchill