8 Apr

Whimsical ballroom wedding: Kathryn + Sean

categories Details + Decor, Flowers + Greenery, Real Weddings

We have a super sunny fun lovin’ wedding for you today. It’s bursting with flavor and touches that will have you reminiscing of the good old days of summer. Hangin out in the park, flirting with your boyfriend and getting 7-11 slurpees with your girls.

Kathryn and Sean wanted their wedding to be whimsical, kitschy and fun–we think they accomplished their mission with style.


Ceremony: Double Tree Hotel, Arlington Hts. IL / Reception: Metropolis Ballroom, Arlington Hts. IL / Photographer: Kris Kasperek of iKLiKphoto / Videographer: Ben Mahoney Productions / Florist: Flowers with Feeling / DJ: Nate from Style Matters / Photobooth (guest book and favors): 312 Photobooth / Cake and cupcakes: Deerfields bakery / Cake topper: Ann Wood / Cupcake flags: Buttercream Bee / Invites designed: Cheerup Cherup / Bride and bridal party makeup: Jill Gosser

Dress: Melissa Sweet Hallie, altered into sweetheart neckline and veil purchased at Vanessa’s modern bride / Shoes: J.Crew / Clutch: Emma Gordon / Jewelry: Iridesse / Groom’s shoes: Vans / Groom’s suit: custom from Bachrach / Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal / Bridesmaids necklaces and earrings: Rachelle D on Etsy / Matron of Honor’s coral hair flower by Nomsa on Etsy

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  1. This is so fun and whimsical! Love that they are having fun with the big day!

  2. Great details! Just LOVE the slurpee shot, very unique and cute!

  3. Hi!
    I just wanted to know where they got the beautiful scalloped seating card! I love them!

  4. i love the overall color palette! The bouquet is especially fun with all of those bright colors!

  5. OH my goodness. I love this so much! It totally reminds me of my childhood summers – complete with slurpees….of course!!! Each and every shot is utter perfection.

  6. THIS IS ADORABLE!! i love the cake toppers, place cards, setting, and 7-11 picture!! to die for! 😀

  7. So adorable! Those cupcakes are just so sweet. Love the photo at 7-11, priceless!!!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous!

  9. Thank you so much for featuring our wedding! It really was the best day ever!

    To answer Kelly McKee’s question, I couldn’t find anything that I really liked so I bought plain white place cards from Michael’s and used the Martha Stewart punch (also from Michael’s) to scallop the bottoms.

    I think this is the punch I used: http://shop.marthastewart.com/Martha-Stewart-Edger-Punch-Doily-Lace/A/B002R6EAU6.htm

  10. The 7-11 idea came from our wedding date. We got married on 7-11-09, so we thought it would be neat to take some fun pictures there. :)

  11. looks like so much fun!!!! I wish I was there.

  12. Great colors :) Very fun and warm. I love the outdoor setting. I hope the weather is as nice for my wedding :)

  13. I was lucky enough to be there, and it was as amazing as the photos show it to be. Kathryn was gorgeous, Sean was handsome, and the details of the event were perfect. The photographer did a great job of capturing “the magic”! :)

  14. Beautiful wedding! Question- is that a card box that looks like a cake? Its adorable! Please tell me if you made it yourself or bought it on etsy!

  15. Gorgeous wedding, love the details!

    100LC – why aren’t your images loading in my google reader?

  16. beautiful pics!

  17. Even in front of a 7-Eleven, the wedding party looks posh and polished! I love the vintage touch to the photos, a perfect complement to their color palette. The mix of pale pink and burnt yellow is insanely beautiful and unique.

  18. I think these wedding photos are so fun with a vintage look and feel! The pic at the 7Eleven with a slurpie – LOVE IT! Fantastic ideas – thanks for sharing!

  19. Thanks, Libbi. You are too sweet.

    DD, my Mom made the cake box. It was what we used to hold our cards. It was such a hit that she is making one for my girlfriend’s wedding this summer. She was thinking of opening a shop on Etsy.

  20. Kathryn — where did you get the perfect white flower that you wore after you took the veil off? is it also from Nomsa on Etsey? thank you!

  21. I love the yellow details!

  22. Tashia-My mom made that too!

  23. Love this photoshoot! The happy colors, the bride’s shoes (want these!!!) and all of the pretty details. We adore whimsical weddings! Thanks for sharing :)

  24. 1. I do not own a pair of yellow shoes. This post has showed me the absolute error of my ways.

    2. I do not own a pair of badass sunglasses that coordinate with my wedding colors. Obvisouly, another serious oversight.

    3. The photo in front of 7Eleven is complete perfection.


  25. Ashleigh,
    We’re not having any problems seeing images in Google Reader. Anyone else having this issue with this post?

  26. Such a beautiful couple! I love all of the details and the photography! Looks like it was such a wonderful day.

  27. Kathryn, if your mom opens that Etsy shop before July, please let me know! I am very interested in a cake/card box & I live in the chicago suburbs :) Thanks!

  28. So much to look at for inspiration! I agree that the 7-11 photo is amazing!

  29. Hi DD,

    You can e-mail me at colormewed@gmail.com and we can talk more about the cake/card box. I think this would be possible for July. :)


  30. i love the yellow shoes i see they are from jcrew but i dont see them on the jcrew website. I would love those shoes for my wedding

  31. Ashley,

    they are from last season. I think i saw some on Ebay though. :)

  32. Absolutely gorgeous! Both are looking very good…I love her wedding gown very much.

  33. Wow! What an adorable wedding. The photos are refreshing and fun and the bride look gorgeous. I love the vintage look that each photo has. What an awesome day.

  34. How was the staff at the Metropolis? I’ve read very mixed reviews.


  35. Diane,

    The Metropolis was great. We had a good experience.

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