As wedding planners in Chicago, we work with lots of couples that are trying to infuse their wedding ceremonies and receptions with elements of multiple cultures and religions. This is exactly what Shreya and Phil accomplished with their fresh modern wedding ceremony and reception at the Intercontinental O’Hare in July. A Hindu ceremony under a fabulously chic mundap was followed by a reception that incorporated an Indian/American dinner and dessert buffet. The escort cards were sprouting from a bed of wheat grass in front of one of the hotels modern art collection pieces, and the ballroom was decked out in mango and white centerpieces so fresh and inventive that their guests couldn’t stop commenting on the exciting décor. The bride and groom changed from their traditional South Asian attire into western fashion before their first dance.
Photography: Wedding Creativo Photography
Entertainment: MaryMonica Music
Video: Chicago Video Works
Menus and Lamp Graphics: Visual ViewsRead More
We LOVE a bride that isn’t afraid of color. Lauren and Michael’s hot summer wedding was full of vibrant oranges and fuchsias that were perfect for the venue and season, and Epic Restaurant was the perfect backdrop for this bride and groom’s modern sense of style. They wanted the soirée to have a chic feel and Chicago flair – well LOLA delivered on both fronts.
The invitations were clean and elegant, and the REAL CTA map envelope liner added an unexpected Chicago twist. Following the Chicago theme in the print goods – each table was named after a stop on the CTA Elevated trains.
Fabulously original centerpieces marched down the centers of the long narrow feasting tables – some with orchids soaring overhead to create height without obstructing conversation.
Dancing took place under the monogrammed gobo (or as Michael called it – his “Bat Signal!”) on the rooftop terrace of the restaurant. Completing the late night cupcake and candy display… yes – those are glow sticks!
Photography: Paul Morse
Entertainment: Style Matters DJ’s
Décor: Kehoe Designs
Invitations: Magnificent MilestonesRead More
As a wedding planner in Chicago, we are ALWAYS flattered when an industry colleague recruits us to help them make their wedding dreams reality. So when Katie Thome of the über-talented quartet known as Dolce Strings called us – we jumped at the chance to help her out!
Katie wanted a garden feel for her wedding to fiancé, Justin – but was also hoping for the convenience of a wedding downtown Chicago. Well – lucky for all of us, this place actually exists! The Crystal Garden at Navy Pier offers the ambiance of a garden with no worries about the weather report, city views your guests will die for, the fabulous cuisine of Phil Stefani Catering, and to top it all off – Fireworks! How can you go wrong? I would also be remiss if the Sci-fi nerd in me didn’t mention that she used the Game of Thrones theme music for a portion of her ceremony processional – the woman knows a good piece of music for a string arrangement when she hears it (and we spent many a meeting discussing the finer plot twists of the show as well!).
Floral and Décor: LOLA Event Productions
Entertainment: Final Say
Photography: The fantastic Tricia Koning
Cupcakes: SwirlzRead More