Beautiful Lithuanian wedding

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Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Evelina + Marty took a ‘less is more’ approach to their wedding, opting for a timeless feel with Lithuanian traditions throughout, instead of getting lost in trends and details that weren’t super authentic. With hearts set on a garden wedding, they managed to find a divine reception venue at Palm Court Loyola Univerity Chicago–one that was like being outdoors without gambling on the weather. Sounds like the best kind of compromise!

Photog Lauren Balingit‘s work was an Instagram discovery by the bride. She only needed to see a few photos before knowing Lauren was the gal to book!

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Totally into this soft makeup look by Evelina’s friend + makeup artist Marla del Angel.

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Isn’t Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Chicago stunning?!

Very early in our wedding planning we knew we wanted to have something symbolic and personal during the ceremony. We decided that my father will walk me half way down the aisle where my father will hand over my hand to Marty and we will walk the rest of the way together.  

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

They didn’t want to book a garden venue just to put up tents if it rained, so after searching for an indoor setting that still felt natural (and getting a bit discouraged), they checked out the Palm Court atrium. Evelina says, The beautiful atrium with the abundance of natural light and wrap-around outdoor terrace was a perfect solution for the unpredictable summers in Chicago. Such a good find!

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

Evelina, on incorporating their Lithuanian heritage:

As a traditional Lithuanian wedding extends over two days and is filled with beautiful traditions and endless festivitie,s it was hard to choose just a few. We decided to incorporate some of the oldest and most symbolic traditions to us such as greeting of the newlyweds and passage of the parents’ hearth fire. As we arrived at the reception venue we were greeted by our parents with rye bread, salt and water. Bread is a symbol of wealth, abundance of food and fulfilled lives. Salt is a symbol of longevity and eternal love.  Water is a symbol life and new beginning. 

Beautiful Lithuanian wedding | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Beautiful-Lithuanian-wedding

PS: Evelina enjoyed the planning process so much, she recently decided to help other couples plan too! Find her at Ethereal by Evelina.

Cheers you guys!

Photographer: Lauren Balingit / Videographer: TVS Digital Media / Ceremony Venue: Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Parish / Reception at Palm Court Loyola University Chicago / Event Design & Styling: Ethereal by Evelina / Florist: Windy City Lily / Hair: Salon Buzz / Makeup: Marla del Angel / Invitations: Minted / Cake: Vanille Patisserie / Catering: Aramark /Chairs: Halls Rental / Sofa: Shadow Box Dreams / Votive Holders: Ulrapom / Ribbons: Frou Frou Chic / Film Developing & Scanning: PhotoVision / Bride’s Dresses: Dolce & Gabbana & Custom by Ausra Kasperiuniene / Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Veil: BHLDN / Earrings: J. Crew / Rings: Custom by Family Friend / Lipstick: NARS ‘Dolce Vita’ / Groom’s Suit: Burberry / Shoes: Hugo Boss / Bow Tie: Calvin Klein / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ML Monique Lhuillier from Bella Bridesmaids / Groomsmen Ties: Calvin Klein

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Brittani Rose Paper on Mar 11, 2015

I absolutely love the simplicity and elegance of this wedding.

Gillian on Mar 11, 2015

Stunning! I love the draping in the church and the simple yet elegant details.

Linn - Festfolket on Mar 11, 2015

Love all those natural elements like the wooden chairs and the green garland!

Yours Truly Wedding Albums on Mar 11, 2015

The church is really stunning! Simple but elegant!

Frida Island on Mar 12, 2015

What a beautiful church and then reception hall. It was all absolutely stunning. I also think it's great that Evelina enjoyed the planning so much, she is now helping others with their wedding!

Elisabeth on Mar 12, 2015

So much beauty ! thank you for sharing , i just love it !

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