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Wedding colors say a lot about your wedding theme and vibe - if you're looking for some lovely ones, you can see 6 of th...
03/20/2024

Wedding colors say a lot about your wedding theme and vibe - if you're looking for some lovely ones, you can see 6 of the ones people love the most here!

Colors like these are popular for a reason - they are gorgeous! Take a look at what is popular right now.

Looking for a loft wedding venue in Chicago? These are our favorites: Lacuna Events By Lm Lacuna LoftsThe ArborySalvage ...
03/13/2024

Looking for a loft wedding venue in Chicago? These are our favorites:

Lacuna Events By Lm Lacuna Lofts
The Arbory
Salvage One Events Salvage One
The Joinery Chicago
Loft Lucia
Wildman BT
City View Loft Chicago
Greenhouse Loft
Ravenswood Event Center

Looking for wedding venues that match your style can be tough, so here are some of our favorite loft-style wedding venues. Photography: Fox & Ivory

If you're looking for ways to start figuring out how to save money on your wedding, here is the method to figuring out w...
03/06/2024

If you're looking for ways to start figuring out how to save money on your wedding, here is the method to figuring out ways to save costs!

Saving costs for your wedding is definitely a hot topic. If you want to figure out ways to save costs without sacrificing too much on your wedding day, read along here for planning a budget friendly wedding.

One of our favorite Chicago wedding venues hosted one of our favorite weddings - check out photos and read more about Mo...
02/28/2024

One of our favorite Chicago wedding venues hosted one of our favorite weddings - check out photos and read more about Molly and Tom's wedding day here!

We couldn't have done it without this amazing team too:
Venue: Salvage One Salvage One Events
Photo: Loren Weddings
Coordination: Firmly Rooted Events
Makeup: Denise Makeup Artistry - Brides by Denise
Florist: Flowers for Dreams
DJ: Toast & Jam
Catering: Big Delicious Planet
Alcohol: Prestige
Transport: Premier Trolley
Hotel: Pendry Hotels & Resorts Pendry Chicago

This Chicago wedding at Salvage One was fun-filled, classic, and a blast! See more photos and read more about how we made it happen here. Photography: Loren Weddings

Want to know how to figure out where you should get ready the morning of your wedding? Read how to know here:
02/22/2024

Want to know how to figure out where you should get ready the morning of your wedding? Read how to know here:

There are a few options for your getting ready locations the morning of your wedding, and here are the places and things to consider when looking into where you want to start your wedding day morning!

Worried about having a great wedding day and don't know how to make sure it happens? Read this blog post to make sure yo...
02/14/2024

Worried about having a great wedding day and don't know how to make sure it happens? Read this blog post to make sure your wedding day is amazing:

Worried about having a great wedding day? Here are the things that you need to keep in mind and do for you to have an amazing wedding day.

Planning your wedding in Chicago or the suburbs? Here are 7 things that you can't forget!!
02/08/2024

Planning your wedding in Chicago or the suburbs? Here are 7 things that you can't forget!!

Planning a wedding in Chicago or the Chicago area can be tricky and come with its own logistical problems, so here are 7 things you can’t forget to account for when planning your wedding in Chicago.

Want to include your pets in your wedding day and don't know how? Read this blog for 7 ideas how:
01/31/2024

Want to include your pets in your wedding day and don't know how? Read this blog for 7 ideas how:

As your pets are part of your family, it might be something to consider to adding them into your wedding day. Here are 7 ways to include your pet in your wedding day to add more of a personalized feeling.

This wedding was an iconic, fun one from September that you HAVE to see!! Check out the blog for photos and a rundown of...
01/24/2024

This wedding was an iconic, fun one from September that you HAVE to see!! Check out the blog for photos and a rundown of one of the most beautiful, fun weddings we have had to date!

We couldn't have done it without our amazing vendors:
Venue: Canvas Venue
Photography: Kayla Dutcher
Coordination: Firmly Rooted Events
Makeup: Glam Atelier
Design and Decorator: Yanni Design Studio
DJ: Music By Design, Ltd.
Photo booth: Pixster Photo Booths
Catering: Chic Chef Catering
Dessert: The Quintessential Cake
Hotel: Westin Chicago North Shore

If you’re looking to have a fun, beautiful wedding in the Chicago suburbs, this is the best place to to be. Look at real wedding photos and read more about the day here. Photography: Kayla Dutcher Photography

Planning a grand exit? There's a lot more logistics involved than you think. Read more about what goes in to a wedding g...
01/17/2024

Planning a grand exit? There's a lot more logistics involved than you think. Read more about what goes in to a wedding grand exit AND see some real life examples from our weddings here:

There are a lot of logistics involved with planning a grand exit for your wedding day. Here are the things you need to know when thinking about a grand exit, along with some real-life examples.

If you're looking for venues in Chicago, these 9 are our absolute favorites!! If you want to have a space that is a litt...
01/10/2024

If you're looking for venues in Chicago, these 9 are our absolute favorites!! If you want to have a space that is a little more unique and really going to stand out, you HAVE to see these.

Shoutout to all of them, they are absolutely incredible spaces to work!
Lacuna Lofts
The Arbory
Salvage One
Greenhouse Loft
City Hall Events
The Rookery
Columbus Park Refectory
Ignite Glass Studios
The Adler Planetarium

If you’re looking for a wedding venue in Chicago that will really stand out to your family and friends, these are the 11 most fun, unique wedding venues in Chicago that we highly recommend. Photography: Loren Weddings

Recently engaged? Here are 6 things you need to do after you get engaged!
01/04/2024

Recently engaged? Here are 6 things you need to do after you get engaged!

Congrats on your engagement! Here are 6 things you should do when you get engaged to make sure you have an enjoyable time.

This real wedding feature was from such a beautiful Chicago day. You definitely want to see the photos they have at the ...
12/28/2023

This real wedding feature was from such a beautiful Chicago day. You definitely want to see the photos they have at the Arbory and in the Chicago parks!

And the amazing vendors that made it happen:
Ceremony: Church of the Holy Family - Chicago
Reception: The Arbory
Photo/Video: Fox & Ivory
Coordination: Firmly Rooted Events
Catering: Maison Cuisine
Alcohol: Garfield's Beverage
Rentals: Tablescapes Event Rentals
Hair/Makeup: BlushandBurgundy
Florist: Cresco Stems
DJ: Okyne Medialab, Inc.
Dance lessons: SWAY Chicago
Transport: Best Chicago Limo Service and Absolute Dream Limousines
Accommodations: The Emily Hotel

Chicago has a ton of venues, but the Arbory is one of the best for weddings. Read more about this August wedding and see the beautiful gallery here. Photography: Fox & Ivory

Looking for an extra cool and unique venue outside of Chicago that you and your guests will love? Here are 8 of my favor...
12/20/2023

Looking for an extra cool and unique venue outside of Chicago that you and your guests will love? Here are 8 of my favorites in the Chicagoland suburbs!!

Shoutout to them all here, they are rockstars!
Redfield Estate
Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook
The Crawford
Revelry 675
Ravisloe Country Club Ravisloe Weddings
Danada House
Providence Vineyard
Canvas Venue

If you’re looking for a wedding venue that has an edge and is a little more unique than a ballroom, here are 8 wedding venues you need to look into in the Chicago suburbs. Photography: Kayla Dutcher Photography

Don't plan on inviting all children to your wedding day? Here is how to properly prepare and have your wedding without i...
12/13/2023

Don't plan on inviting all children to your wedding day? Here is how to properly prepare and have your wedding without inviting kids:

It’s hard enough deciding if you want to have children attend your wedding day, but there are many layers that come after the fact. Here is how to navigate with your friends and family that you don’t want to have children at your wedding.

The stairs at the Rookery are intoxicating to look at! When you have a venue as beautiful as this one you HAVE to make s...
12/12/2023

The stairs at the Rookery are intoxicating to look at! When you have a venue as beautiful as this one you HAVE to make sure to spend some time getting to get photos there!

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The age-old question - how do you make a wedding budget?! We broke it down for you here:
12/06/2023

The age-old question - how do you make a wedding budget?! We broke it down for you here:

Setting a realistic wedding budget is one of the hardest parts about wedding planning, so here are the exact steps you need to take to set a total wedding budget and a budget for each of your wedding vendors.

Saturday marked the last wedding we had for the year under Firmly Rooted Events!! We have had at least one wedding every...
12/04/2023

Saturday marked the last wedding we had for the year under Firmly Rooted Events!! We have had at least one wedding every weekend from August 19 to now which was so much fun!!! I personally loved getting to know such wonderful people this year and getting to witness such sweet love.

It has been an AMAZING year. I can't believe how awesome it was! My couples are the reason I get so excited for weddings - everyone is so incredible to work with.

We truly cannot thank everyone enough that made this year so special! Thank you to the lovely couples and the amazing vendors we got to work with. There are already 31 weddings for 2024 - we can't wait for what's to come!!

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If you're planning on having children at your wedding and want to make sure that they have an enjoyable time, here are 9...
11/29/2023

If you're planning on having children at your wedding and want to make sure that they have an enjoyable time, here are 9 ways to include them in your wedding day.

If you decide to have children at your wedding, there are many things you can do to ensure they enjoy their time and are occupied. Here are 9 things that you can do to make the kids at your wedding feel included and have something to do.

If you’re looking to incorporate color into your wedding day but don’t know how, here are 5 places to add pops of color ...
11/22/2023

If you’re looking to incorporate color into your wedding day but don’t know how, here are 5 places to add pops of color into your wedding!

Many couples are opting to add color into their wedding day, but they may not know where they can add it in. Here are 5 ways to incorporate color into your wedding day.

I love real wedding blogs for inspiration and getting to go through the details of such lovely weddings! See all of the ...
11/15/2023

I love real wedding blogs for inspiration and getting to go through the details of such lovely weddings! See all of the photos and read about Jenissa and Christian's wedding at Providence Vineyard here:

And we couldn't have had such a lovely day without these amazing vendors:
Ceremony: St. Mary Catholic Church - Huntley, IL
Reception: Providence Vineyard
Photo/Video: Brooke & David Photo and Video
Coordination: Firmly Rooted Events
Catering: True Cuisine
Bar: Open Bar Catering
Dish Rentals: Dish & Decor Vintage Rental
DJ: DJ Rel

This beautiful wedding in Hebron, Illinois at Providence Vineyard was modern, sweet, and fun! See more of the gorgeous photos and read about how this wedding day went from start to finish.

Want a late night snack at your wedding? Here are 8 ideas for your late night snack options:
11/01/2023

Want a late night snack at your wedding? Here are 8 ideas for your late night snack options:

Your wedding guests that are there to party will go hard on the drinks most likely, but a late night snack will help them party all night without getting too sloppy. Here are some ideas that you can use for your late night snack on your wedding night.

Wedding day timelines are known to be important, but there are some extra things you need to consider to add to your tim...
10/25/2023

Wedding day timelines are known to be important, but there are some extra things you need to consider to add to your timeline to have a truly stress-free day. Here are 8 of those things to add to your wedding timeline:

Building your timeline intentionally is so important to make sure you have a day that you can enjoy. Here are some things to add to your wedding day timeline that will elevate your experience on your day.

Many couples feel overwhelmed with the idea of being the center of attention on their wedding day. Here is the complete ...
10/11/2023

Many couples feel overwhelmed with the idea of being the center of attention on their wedding day. Here is the complete guide to having a wedding day that helps you and changes the day so you don't feel like all eyes are on you:

If you’re an introvert and you’re nervous about how to enjoy your wedding without being too much of the center of attention, here are the things you can adjust about your wedding day to make it feel less overwhelming.

After all of your planning for the wedding day, there are actually a few more things you have to think about after the w...
10/04/2023

After all of your planning for the wedding day, there are actually a few more things you have to think about after the wedding day is over! Here are the things to consider after the wedding:

While there are countless things to plan for your wedding day, here are the things that you need to plan for for when your wedding day is finished and over.

We had an incredible styled shoot a few months ago and I thought it would be fun to walk through the design process and ...
09/27/2023

We had an incredible styled shoot a few months ago and I thought it would be fun to walk through the design process and planning as if it was for a wedding! If you’d like to see more photos and hear about the process, read below:

https://www.firmlyrootedevents.com/blog/styled-shoot-planning

I also couldn’t have done it without these awesome vendors:

Venue: Lacuna Lofts
Photo: Majo Muñoz Photography
Video: DiMaggio Productions
Planning: Firmly Rooted Events
Florist: Floral Bar
Live Painter: Kraneil Fine Art - Live Wedding Painting / Paint Party Service
Stationery: Eloquent Impressions
Charcuterie: Kscott Charcuterie
Dessert: Nadiya's Cupcakes
Officiant: Forever Incredible
Rentals: Marquee Event Rentals
Wedding Dress Shop: Here Comes the Bride
Dress: Maggie Sottero Designs
Formalwear: Monitor Formal Wear -
Veil: JJ's House
Models: Danielle Larsen and Craig Cabrera

After planning a styled shoot or fake wedding, I wanted to run through the thought process on making a wedding fit your personality.

If you're not a cake person but you want desserts for your wedding, here are the alternative things that you can have fo...
09/20/2023

If you're not a cake person but you want desserts for your wedding, here are the alternative things that you can have for your wedding!

Desserts can be tough to figure out if you’re not sure about having cake. If you’re looking for some alternatives to a wedding cake, here are some options that you will love.

Are you planning on mis-matched wedding party colors or choosing a color palette instead of one color? Here is the compl...
09/13/2023

Are you planning on mis-matched wedding party colors or choosing a color palette instead of one color? Here is the complete guide on how to plan for your mis-matched color scheme for your wedding party.

When planning for a mismatched color palette for your wedding party, there is a lot to consider. Here are the things to do to make sure it is smooth for you and them both.

Once your wedding is said and done, there actually is more decision-making to be done! Even if the choice is to do nothi...
09/07/2023

Once your wedding is said and done, there actually is more decision-making to be done! Even if the choice is to do nothing at all, there are many things that you can do with your wedding dress after your wedding. Here are the 7 things that you can do with yours.

It can be hard to know what to do with your wedding dress AFTER the wedding is over. Here are the options for you.

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