Modern weddings? They’re kind of my jam. Clean lines, chic details and black + white palettes always feel fresh, and Chicago museum wedding is the latest object of my affection. Planned by Soiree Weddings & Events with blooms by Sweet Petal, it’s black tie gone gorgeous, and Diana Lupu captured every last bit. More right here.
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From Diana Lupu Photography
….Taking place at the fabulous Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, this wedding was truly one beautiful, stylish affair. It was modern, elegant, and as classic as they come, with one stunning couple as the focal point.
From The Bride…Our wedding was a dream from the beginning to end….from our proposal to all of the celebrations with family and friends to the ultimate end, our wedding day. The night we got engaged we decided three things about our wedding: We wanted it to be soon; we wanted it to be small and intimate; and we wanted it to be a representation of us, simple, classic and beautiful.
That being said, the day was perfect…. Being able to marry my best friend in the center of our beautiful city followed by a celebration filled with candles, flowers, lights floating about our heads, and a long white table filled with our closest family and friends. With the help of our amazing vendors, the entire day was carried out flawlessly. Tiffany, from Soiree Chicago, was a huge help as she and her team provided great recommendations throughout the process and made sure our day went smooth. The wedding meal, by Wolfgang Puck, was impeccable, light and delicious. Our uber-talented photographer, Diana Lupu, captured each special moment.
The night was black tie affair and our wedding party fit the bill. My bridesmaids chose their own dresses and the groomsmen wore tuxes. I found my amazing dress from Nicole Miller. Long, silky, sexy but simple. Doug wore his own tux by Hugo Boss, so classic and handsome. After eating and dancing under the stars, the night ended by leaving under a canopy of sparklers into a surprise horse-drawn carriage. And then, we lived happily ever after.
Photography: Diana Lupu Photography | Florist: Sweet Petal | Bakery: Magnolia Bakery | Catering: Wolfgang Puck Catering | Bride Dress: Nicole Miller | Ceremony & Reception: MCA Chicago | DJ & Instrumental Musicians: Cage And Aquarium | Groom Tux: Hugo Boss | Lighting Design: MDM Entertainment | Wedding Planning: Soiree Weddings & Events
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Real weddings are the heartbeat of our content on SMP, but every now and again we like to focus in on stand-alone design inspiration that pushes the envelope. It’s the result of vendors like SQN Events who dreamt up this modern tablescape with bold prints from BBJ Linen that managed to steal the show. One part pink, one part teal, one part gold, one part coral, and all parts fabulous. More from Kina Wicks‘ lens right here.
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From SQN Events…Our inspiration for this shoot was putting a modern, urban spin on what could have turned into a very “beachy” theme based on the color palette we used (teal and coral). Of course we added a touch of gold since everything looks better with a little sparkle and metallics are hot right now. We selected a bold, pattern linen (it’s brand new from BBJ this year), but paired it with classic hemstitch napkins. The oversized white leather chairs added yet another element of the sleek and modern feel we were going for.
We also challenged our cake designer to mimic the pattern of the linen on the cake and were beyond thrilled with the results. While the floral featured some romantic and lush varieties such as peonies, ranunculus, and hydrangea, spray painting some of the flowers and foliage, including succulents, added an unexpected modern twist. Choosing a linear “script” for the paper suite was also intentional; even the “script” had a twist to it since it lacked the traditional curves generally associated with calligraphy. The private dining room at NoMI (one of Chicago’s top restaurants, located in the Park Hyatt) was the perfect venue for this as it features crisp white walls, windows overlooking bustling city life, and a gorgeous bold and bright art piece.
Photography: Kina Wicks Photography | Floral Design: Fleur | Cake: Cake Chicago | Stationery: Magnificent Milestones | Calligrapher: Kelle McCarter | Chair Rentals: AFR Event Furnishings | Charger Rentals: Tablescapes | Linens: BBJ Linen | Planning & Design: SQN Events | Venue: NoMi Restaurant
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A soiree layered with blush tones is inevitably bound to warm me up like a sweet, late summer sunset. And when it’s woven with classic details from La Belle Fleur Events like these Chicago I-do’s are? It’s all over. From the fluffy, pink cherry blossom portraits to the stunning Bride’s crown lace veil, Cristina G Photography snapped every inch of lovely up right here.
From Cristina G Photography… Some weddings are so so so fun that you wish they’d last for weeks! And some clients are so sweet and so amazing to work with that when their wedding is over, you shed a tear cause you are going to miss them so much. That was Megan & Ray’s wedding! And the pictures are here to prove it. Plus I really love a wedding at Fulton’s on the River. A great venue, great location and great staff. Oh, did I mention, great food! Delish! And last, but definitely not least, this wedding had an incredible lineup of vendors. The very best of everything!
Lots of special, unique little details made this wedding an unforgettable one. The place cards were displayed on a bed of lavender in Megan’s parents antique drawers! They not only looked good, but smelled really amazing too! The head table was sprinkled with beautiful custom made coasters with sweet messages on them. The drinks had Happily Ever After flags in them and the decadent cake was decorated with fresh flowers and custom gold cake topper with the newlyweds names on it.
Sunset on the river for their outdoor cocktail hour, dancing the night away to the beats of some of the very best DJs in Chicago and dashing into the night through a tunnel of sparklers down the bridge… the elements of a truly amazing celebration. As unique and fun as Megan and Ray!
Photography: Cristina G Photography | Wedding Planner: La Belle Fleur Events | Floral Design: Fleur | Ceremony Venue: Saint James Cathedral | Reception Venue: Fulton's On The River | Jewelry: The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery | Hair And Makeup: Vanessa's Art Of Beauty | DJ: Toast And Jam
The Left Bank Bridal Finery
, Toast and Jam
, Cristina G Photography
and La Belle Fleur Events
are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page