Laura and Elliott’s summer wedding at the Chicago History Museum was classic understated elegance. Ivory and green with the subtlest hints of blush and champagne – this is a design that stands the test of time.
The bride and groom exchanged vows under a chuppah that was designed to look as elegant in front of the Frank Lloyd Wright windows inside the museum as it would have looked on the terrace in better weather (heat – not rain!). The reception tables executed by Kehoe Designs held collections of low feminine arrangements in vintage styled containers and chic cande“lamp”ras hosting small dupioni shades with black piping. Finishing each place setting was a silver beaded charger plate topped with a white hemstitched napkin and custom menu and a black Chiavari chair that anchored the design in the room.
The custom made cake topper was a perfectly replicated wood carving of the bride and groom – the details were perfect down to the blue sash on Laura’s gown and the glasses Elliott’s replica was wearing.
Gorgeous Photos: Olivia Leigh Photographie
DJ: Toast and Jam
Cakes: Bittersweet Bakery
Hair and Makeup: Sonia Roselli
Catering: Food for ThoughtRead More
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