Beauty + Vibrant Color + Antique Style, Mixed with Hot Locations = A Miller + Miller Vintage ♥ Love Story in Chicago with Shaun + Julia
“During our Chicago engagement photo session discussion, Julia mentioned she’d love to take her engagement session “vintage”. And WOW, do we LOVE how fabulously vintage this engagement session got!
Julia and Shaun definitely took a little time shopping, researching and ordering antique items online in preparation for their shoot. Lauren Le Pine of Ryan Alexander Events added a few vintage accessories for Julia and not to mention, did an amazing job styling Julia’s hair and make up. She looked stunning, straight out of the 40’s ! We’re looking forward to working with Lauren again ( she’s also J+S’s wedding day coordinator.) How do we get so lucky to work with such wonderful engaged couples? When we paired together our vintage inspired Chicago location stops with J+S’s 1940’s era clothing, we really couldn’t have asked for anything more… well except for maybe a little bit of a warmer day. : )
Both Shaun + Julia work downtown in the Chicago Loop, but outside of their 9-5 jobs, they each definitely have artistic sides and creative interests. Julia currently works for a Chicago property management firm, but is also a graduate from pastry school and has aspirations to evolve her passion for baking with the possibility of creating her own online business. We can’t wait to see her selection of tasty sweets the day of. Shaun is an accountant and Julia says he’s far from beyond the usual accountant stereotype, as he’s also a very talented artist.
S+J’s ceremony and reception are set for this June in Chicago at Salvage One www.salvageone.com – which from what I hear is one ultra, unique wedding space! Nearly every event at Salvage One is different because they allow reinventing of the event space uniquely for every wedding. For example, we learned that Julia + Shaun get to “go shopping” a couple weeks before the wedding to pick out what items we want to use for their day and plan out the space. It’s an awesome concept, where Salvage One let’s the couples stage their space with handpicked chandeliers, furniture, chairs, etc. – how cool is that making it your own? : ) I love this idea and of course Julia and Shaun will definitely be incorporating their own individualized pieces and adding some vintage flair into the space.
Shaun + Julia are originally from North Carolina and they met in high school. After attending college at the University of North Carolina, they decided to venture to Chicago a little over two years ago. They say they enjoy Chicago, living in the city and are excited to bring many out of state guests into Chicago for their wedding. As you know, Julia loves all things vintage and has chosen her wedding day’s theme colors to be of a yellow + gray palette. The bridesmaid’s will be dressed in yellow, Shaun in a grey suit, and his groomsmen suited in gray vests – we can’t wait! We’re definitely excited and ready to get vintage-y again working with these two for their wedding. Shaun + Julia we hope you enjoy the photos and in addition your family + friends away from Chicago viewing the blog in North Carolina!”