When modern meets traditional at the ever-wonderful Fulton’s On The River, this, my friends, is exactly what happens.  A drop-dead gorgeous love fest featuring a sophisticated color palette (hello black and white), lush (+ crazy amazing) florals from Chalet Floral and ombre details a plenty.  In other word, it’s the epitome of awesome and you can see it all captured beautifully by Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema right here in the full gallery.

And a little something special from Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema?  Yes, please.


From Ann & Kam Photography & CinemaSpending the day with Darcy and Todd pretty much made us feel like the luckiest people in the world. Darcy and Todd are both such kind, thoughtful, people that they are an absolute pleasure to be around. They enjoyed every moment of their wedding day just as it was, undeterred by a little rain and a little Chicago traffic. Their wedding day was absolutely perfect just as it was.

Darcy and Todd started the day at the JW Marriott, getting ready surrounded by friends and family. Darcy chose a sophisticated black and white color palette, with carefully thought out ombre details. The hangers for the bridesmaid dresses were decorated with carefully selected ombre ribbons, ranging from light gray to black. The bridesmaid bouquets and groomsmen’s ties were also ombre with each bouquet and tie in a different shade of gray! Finally, the cake was a beautiful white to black ombre cake by West Town Bakery. The day also brought in a “Chicago” theme with a sleek skyline design created for the invitations.

Darcy and Todd exchanged gifts before they saw each other, each revealing that they knew the other perfectly with Darcy choosing a Movado watch for Todd and Todd choosing a Louis Vuitton for Darcy!

They held their first look in the grand hallway of the JW Marriott, and then we took off with the bridal party and families for photos around the city. In the afternoon we arrived to Fulton’s on the River for an elegant ceremony. Elegant Event Lighting softened the urban space of Fulton’s event room with beautiful white draping, and Chalet Floral brought white birch logs from Michigan to create a white, textured, setting.

After the ceremony, guests stepped outside to the patio on the river for cocktails as the room was converted into a reception space. Chalet Floral hung an amazing birchbark and floral display above the head table, and the room was accented by beautiful lighting designs that reflected Darcy and Todd’s city theme. This theme was also carried into the seating chart, which used a map of Chicago’s “El” line and stations to list the tables.

We couldn’t imagine a more perfect day for this perfect couple!

Floral Design: Chalet Floral | Dress: Martina Liana | Cake: West Town Bakery | Hair & Makeup: Salon 312 | DJ: Style Matters DJs | Ceremony Music: Park West Strings | Ceremony And Reception: River Roast Private Events | Getting Ready Hotel: The Aspen Institute At Wye River | Guys Suits: Formally Modern Tuxedo | Lighting & Drapery: Elegant Event Lighting | Photography & Cinematography: Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema

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