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Welcome to the White Quill Blog—your one stop shop for wedding planning tips + inspiration. Because, as a 6w5 with over 100 weddings under my belt, my number one goal is to make sure you're prepared in advance so you can live your wedding day to its fullest.

Hey, I’m Chelsea

Bride and groom walking through viaduct in Chicago IL

Sam and Pat are the kind of couple that you want to be friends with as soon as you meet them—they’re down-to-earth, ridiculously cool, and adorably nerdy. From a rooftop first look involving a Pikachu onesie to their dogs stealing the show during their ceremony, everything about their wedding at Room 1520 perfectly reflected their lives together

The best part? Most of this glam-meets-nerdy wedding was DIY.

Sam made her own necklace. She also handmade earrings for all her bridesmaids. Her mom made their amazing Game of Thrones-themed cake. And those amazing flowers? Sam and her Matron of Honor arranged them. All in all, this wedding is proof that DIY can be done well.

Keep scrolling to see some of my favorite photos from Sam & Pat’s wedding:

The Wedding Vendors

Coordination: An Event Less Ordinary // Groom Prep: The Ivy // Venue & Bride Prep: Room 1520 // Flowers: Wholesale By Fiftyflowers, Arranged DIY // Video: Wedit // DJ: Just Press Play // Caterer: Jewell // Jewelry: DIY // Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas // Marauder Map Programs: Etsy // Bride’s Dress: Watters // Bridesmaid Dresses: Rent The Runway // Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse // Wedding Cake: DIY by the Bride’s Mom // Transportation: Second City Trolley

Hey, I’m Chelsea

Growing up, I had big dreams of being a writer—but one screenwriting seminar over mac and cheese pizza changed everything. Now, with a film degree and over 100 weddings under my belt, I get to tell your real-life stories (and, trust me, they put my made-up ones to shame). 

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