Congratulations to Naomi and Derek, who tied the knot on Friday August 15th at the Madison Concourse Hotel. The couple decided to treat guests to a fun Candy Bar, which was a big hit! Friends and family were able to fill silver “to go” boxes with candies and take them as a wedding favor.
The bride made the event even more special and intimate by incorporating lace from her mother’s wedding dress into some of the floral arrangements and laying it on the candy table.
Table centerpieces alternated between bright flower arrangements and three cylinder vases with a single flower in each.
Dragonflies were meaningful to the bride, so she decided to scatter them throughout the reception as a decorative element.
And on the 16th of August, we celebrated with Caitlin and Nathan at the Concourse Hotel. This couple had a sentimental zoo themed wedding, in honor of their special relationship with the zoo. The bride grew up going to the Henry Vilas Zoo, and now the couple lives in Chicago and regularly visits the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Each place setting had a box of animal crackers wrapped in gold paper, along with a gold animal figurine that corresponded with the table at which they were seated. Each table had a picture of that designated animal.
Centerpieces were a lovely mix of tall and short fresh flowers. The flowers were bright – including sunflowers, roses and greenery – and created a largely natural look. Votive candle clusters adorned each table.
Other fun elements of this wedding included a photo booth, an appearance from Bucky Badger, and an opportunity for guests to share wedding advice with the couple in a special guestbook “picture box.”
COLORS: Coral & Ivory
CUPCAKES: GiGi’s Cupcakes
ENTERTAINMENT: Celebrations, Geoffrey
PHOTOGRAPHER: Pierre’s Portraits
VIDEOGRAPHER: Shawn Christensen
PHOTOBOOTH: The Photobooth
FLORAL: Floral Expressions, Brad
FAVORS: Animal Crackers w/ animal figurine
Another fabulous wedding on August 16th was that of Ben and Nick. These guys chose a BOW TIE theme.
- Entrée choices were denoted by different colored bow ties.
- The card box was an oversized bow tie.
- The grooms wore matching blue and yellow striped bow ties.
Eighteen different kinds of candy in apothecary jars sat at the candy table, with bags for guests to fill to the top and dance the night away with plenty of sugar. At the center of each table was a cake on a pedestal. Guests could then serve themselves for dessert and “barter” with other tables for desired flavors.
The room setup was elegant, with floor length white linens and white chair covers, and blue and yellow table runners. Accompanying each table was either a blue or yellow number, fitting the color scheme. Guests were able to sign a painting as a modern guest book. There were four different custom cocktail napkins at the bar.