We adore ballroom weddings at SMP. Adore. And when that ballroom wedding has a bit of a modern, yet elegant spin – we can barely contain our excitement. So we basically can’t get enough of this beauty below. With beautiful blooms and styling from Hello Darling and gorgeous pictures from Dawn E. Roscoe, it goes without saying that this gallery shouldn’t be missed. See even more here.
From the Bride…From the moment we got engaged, we knew we wanted to have a Chicago wedding. It is where we met and live so we wanted to share the city with our guests. The JW Marriott in the heart of the city was a great location, and the Burnham Ballroom was a gorgeous setting for our ceremony and reception. The ballroom held some of Chicago’s history (the original ceiling from 1914), while adding elegant, modern touches such as the beautiful chandlers.
Even though our wedding was in October, we wanted to stay away from traditional fall colors. Our ceremony & reception took place in the same room, so we needed a lot of guidance and creativity to make the space unique for each event. I had envisioned a romantic garden scene for the ceremony. Something I wasn’t sure would be possible inside a ballroom. Natalie, from Hello Darling, along with her team helped to make my general ideas so much more than I could have ever imagined. The reception room was then transformed into a beautiful romantic setting and we danced the night away to music performed by the Stitely Orchestra.
Photographer: Dawn E. Roscoe | Invitations: Magnificant Milestones | Bridesmaids dresses: Monique Lhuillier @ Bella Bridesmaid | Hotel: JW Marriott | Escort Cards: BHLDN | Floral & Event Styling: Hello Darling | Make-Up and Hair: Nika Vaughan | Musicians: The Stitely Orchestra | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother