Want to ensure a day that is literally dripping with romance? Hold your wedding at the beautiful Murphy Auditorium in downtown Chicago, just like these two cuties did. Because this wedding? This dreamland of Parisian-inspired details and beautiful blush hues? It’s wonderful. And it’s just the kind of affair that I know you are all dreaming of. So, sit back, relax and prepare to soak in every last amazing moment captured by Cristina G Photography. You won’t regret a single second.
From the Bride… The easiest decision of the entire wedding planning process was our first (after deciding to get married, of course!). We walked into The Murphy, the first venue we looked at, and booked it on the spot. The ornate Parisian cathedral style blew us away, and it became the inspiration for our wedding. The style, as we defined it, was “Midnight in Paris/Van Gogh’s Starry Night.” For florals, we went with soft, romantic colors such as white, peach, and pink, with dusty miller accents. To add to the ambiance we also chose amber uplighting around the perimeter and tall candelabras for the center tables to fill the space and draw our guests’ eyes up towards the gorgeous ceiling.
Our food also had French accents – from the chicken confit appetizer to our espresso creme brulee cups for passed late night snacks. Music during cocktail hour and dinner was French cafe-inspired, including many Django Reinhardt jazz pieces. And finally, to add to the formal, romantic mood, we chose black tuxedos for the men, and I chose a lace Liancarlo dress and pearl accessories. We couldn’t have been happier with how the event turned out and were able to enjoy all of the romance we had worked so hard to create!
Photography: Cristina G Photography | Floral Design: Meetinghouse | Cake: Alliance Bakery | Stationery: Stationery Station | Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG Max Azria | Catering: Blue Plate | Hair & Makeup: Sonia Roselli | Lighting: Meetinghouse | Tuxes: Jos A Banks | Officiant: Rev. Barry | Limo: Stretch Limousine Inc | Wedding Venue: The Murphy Auditorium | DJ/Music: Toast and Jam | Dress Designer: Liancarlo | Dress Store: Dimitra's Bridal | Getting Ready Hotel: InterContinental Hotel Michigan Ave | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother