Anthony Navarro & Jeff Miller October 20, 2018 Loft on Lake Photography by Ingrid Bonne Photography
For Anthony Navarro and Jeff Miller, timing was everything. “We first met 12 years ago at Le Colonial in Chicago,” Anthony says. “But we were so young and needed to grow up a bit. When we finally reconnected, we didn’t waste any time—just five months from our engagement to our wedding day.” Lucky for the grooms, they knew a thing or two about planning a wedding, and no detail was forgotten. At the helm of event- planning firm Liven It Up Events, the couple enlisted a slew of industry veterans and went to work transforming Loft on Lake into a whimsical jungle for their fall nuptials. With Jeff’s brother officiating the intimate ceremony, and live music transporting guests to a romantic place, the wedding was a feast for the senses.
THE LIST Wedding Planner Liven It Up Events, livenitup.com Grooms’ Tuxes Zeglio, zeglio.com Grooms’ Hair & Makeup Kate Johnson Artistry, katejohnsonartistry.com Florals & Decor Art of Imagination, artofimagination.com; Juliet Tan Floral Design, juliettanfloraldesign.com; Kehoe Designs, kehoedesigns.com; Stems, stemschicago.com Catering Blue Plate Catering, blueplatechicago.com; Cocktail Hour: 5411 Empanadas, 5411empanadas.com; Alcohol: Binny’s,binnys.com Rentals Tablescapes, tablescapes.com Linens Windy City Linen, windycitylinen.com Lighting & Draping MDM Entertainment, mdmentertainment.com Entertainment Ceremony & Dinner: Magnificent Events, magevents.com; Reception: Brent Rolland, Fig Media, figgy.net Videographer LEAP Weddings, leapweddings.com Transportation Windy City Limousine, windycitylimos.com; Valet: V.I.P. Valet, vipvaletservices.com