Glamorous Chicago Illuminating Company Wedding

This Glamorous Chicago Illuminating Company Wedding is one I’ll dream about for a LONG time! I met Kate & Brian in the fall of 2018 thanks to an introduction from a former bride of mine who was also married at Chicago Illuminating Company. It’s so fun to work with multiple clients to plan their wedding day at the same venue where my husband and I were married! Chicago Illuminating Company is the perfect venue for couples that want to take advantage of Chicago’s summer and fall weather by saying “I do” and dining under a clear top tent in a hidden South Loop courtyard.

Kate came to me with lots of style ideas to transform the courtyard into a secret garden in the city. The goal was to create a lux, lush garden party but with some modern elements. Playing off of her personal style we focused on neutrals to accent all of the greenery to keep the look classic and timeless. Revel Décor knocked it out of the park with the lushest ivory roses and dahlias, an abundance of greenery, and a fun addition of pampas grass. Revel Décor also created the most beautiful, modern entrance for guests as they pulled up to the ceremony –shadow boxes with floral explosions inside. One box on each side of Chicago Illuminating Company’s gate made it clear that guests were in the right spot and gave them a glimpse of the evening to come. As guests entered the tent for the ceremony, they were greeted with crystal chandeliers, provided by Frost, dripped in greenery. The aisle was lined with greenery and candles, which were the perfect accent for Nuage Designs’ Maison chairs. All of these details really increased the “lux” factor!

After the couple said, “I do,” the party moved inside for cocktail hour. Limelight provided unique hors d’oeuvres and some of the best-tasting signature cocktails I’ve ever had. Two lounge groupings by Revel Décor gave the space a lovely residential vibe. As guests mingled inside, a massive room flip took place outside in the tent where Revel Décor, Limelight, and Frost were all hands on deck to transform our ceremony into our secret garden reception. Table settings were composed of charger plates, tied napkins, personalized vellum menus for each guest, and gray & gold two-toned flatware. This all adorned the loveliest Dove Gray velvet or Bone faille linens. All of these small details really helped bring Kate’s full vision to life.

It was a perfect evening filled with love under the twinkling café lights and sparkly chandeliers accompanied by the musical stylings of the Lakeshore Encores. Once dinner concluded, guests moved back inside Chicago Illuminating Company to really get the party started. An outfit change by the bride signaled it was time to party and that’s exactly what everyone did! Lakeshore Encores packed the dance floor right off the bat and it stayed that way until the end of the night at 1:00 am. It was truly a night to remember!


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