Art Institute of Chicago Wedding by Birch Design Studio + David Wittig Photography
February 13, 2012

Oh.  My.  Goodness.  Have you ever seen a more beautiful gown?!?  Elegant, sophisticated and all kinds of fabulous, this Monique Lhuillier creation is absolute PERFECTION.  To say I am in love with this dazzling dress would be an understatement... which really comes as no surprise, since every.last.detail of this gorgeous Chicago soiree has completely captured my heart.  From the fabulous stylings of the oh-so-talented Birch Design Studio to dazzling images by David Wittig Photography, I can't seem to get enough.  I'll definitely be spending my Monday wrapped up in all of this beauty... and you should do the same.  Join me in the gallery for more!

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From Marina of Birch Design Studio... The design concept for Amanda and Colin’s wedding was a fresh twist on classic patterns in vibrant colours, inspired by a selection of photographs they loved featuring garden trellises, striped textiles, chinoiserie porcelains. These patterns inspired their paper goods, which juxtaposed a variety of crisp patterns in blue and green to create a fresh take on the coordinated invitation suite. We translated this into the décor for their wedding by mixing and matching tailored napkins in bold patterns at each table. On a larger scale, we used oversized stretched canvases featuring these same patterns to punctuate the white walls of the Art Institute. The tailored white dinner tables showcased vivid purples, greens and blues to tie this modern twist on a classic approach to mixing patterns. Even Amanda’s spectacularly timeless wedding gown was juxtaposed with vibrant blue peep-toe heels as a nod to her own chic style. It was such a pleasure to create a wedding for Amanda and Colin that spoke to their personal style, and I feel in the end, their wedding truly was a reflection of their unique personalities: clever, modern, fun, and bold, yet also elegant and sophisticated. 

Wedding Photography: David Wittig Photography / Wedding Ceremony: Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois / Wedding Reception: The Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois / Event Design, Planning + Production: Marine Birch of Birch Design Studio / Flowers: Renee Price of Kehoe Designs / Wedding Cinematography: I Do Films / Wedding Invitations: Suitor / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Custom Linens: Private Label Linens / Hair: Robyn Tornabeni Productions / Makeup: Rosie Scianna / Lighting, Fabric Panels + Production: Frost / Entertainment: Entourage from Arlen Music