As much as I adore a beautiful rustic or traditional wedding, modern parties are my happy place. Clean, sophisticated lines, simplistic + breathtaking stylings, bold + dramatic details… I can never get enough. And when that contemporary pretty makes it way to me as a mesmerizing photo shoot from a talented team of vendors that includes CityGirl Weddings, Greenstar Paperie and Ann & Kam Photography, that’s an entirely new level of happy. See it all right here in the full gallery.
From Ann & Kam Photography… When dreaming about this shoot we, along with Sharokina from CityGirl Weddings, asked ourselves what a truly modern city wedding could look like. One of the wonderful things about a city like Chicago is the variety of styles and venues available, including wonderfully modern spaces like Venue SIX10. From the first time we visited, my husband, Kamran, and I were in awe of the open spaces, clean lines, wonderful light, and, of course, the amazing Michigan Avenue location of Venue SIX10.
Shar and I wanted to create a shoot that reflected the light and airiness of the modern space, with a pop of fun and whimsy. We chose a metallic silver with pops of yellow for our main colors. Adriana from Life Made Pretty provided the spectacular florals, from sophisticated calla lillies to light and delicate orchids. These provided a wonderful pop of color for the centerpieces as well as the lounge areas. Our outdoor lounge area, in particular, provided cozy chairs and an array of sophisticated florals that really popped against the cool blue of Venue SIX10’s outdoor balcony.
The beautiful gowns by VWIDON really set the tone for sleek sophistication. Venue SIX10 provided many of the accessories used in the shoot, including most of the jewelry and the sleek toasting flutes. Couples can purchase these unique and chic items right in the Venue SIX10 gift shop. What a cool way to remember your venue!
Our thanks to our lovely models Erin Thompson, Alexandra Pinheiro, Matt Hansen and Ryan Crice!
Photography: Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema | Floral Design: Life Made Pretty | Stationery: Greenstar Paperie | Jewelry: Spertus Shop | Makeup: Flawless Beauty | Hair: Jen Johnson | Suits: Formally Modern Tuxedo | Venue: Venue SIX10 | Design + Coordination: CityGirl Weddings | Dress Design: VWIDON | Linens: Windy City Linens | Modeling Agency: Inyrigue Talent | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother