Whitney and Eric’s November wedding was full of laughter, wonderful family and friends, hilarious toasts and stories and a stunning setting. I will never forget how much fun I had planning their Wedding at The Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing. Whitney and Eric met working together on Michigan Avenue and knew they wanted a city wedding. The Modern Wing a very special place for Whitney and her family as her mother was a volunteer docent there for over 25 years.
Whitney had an impeccable sense of style and knew she wanted a classic wedding with a rustic and earthy feel to reflect her and Eric’s love of the outdoors. Jessica at Botanicals took Whitney’s vision and produced a gorgeous ceremony and reception setting. The ceremony aisle in Griffin Court was lined with large paper lanterns that illuminated as Whitney walked down with her parents. The tables in Terzo Piano were set with moss runners lined with mason jars, mercury glass, organic seasonal floral and French café lights strung across the dance floor. It felt as though we were outside in a garden café in Paris; absolutely breathtaking. Whitney and Eric made their own table numbers from chalkboard painted wine bottles, photos of them from childhood decorated the dining tables and Whitney’s mother made her wedding cake. Every detail enhanced the overall look and feel of their wedding and captured the beautiful couple Whitney and Eric are. Entourage kept the dance floor packed all night long and Peter Thompson Photography captured every moment. We had an incredible team of vendors, a perfect wedding day and Whitney and Eric’s Wedding was the best way to end our 2011 Wedding Season!
Special thanks to our vendors:
Wedding Photography: Peter Wynn Thompson
Wedding Venue: Terzo Piano at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago
Flowers, Decor + Lighting: Botanicals, Inc.
Catering: Bon Appetit
Wedding Cake: Mother of the Bride
Chalkboard-Painted Table Number Bottles: DIY by the Bride + Groom
Band: Entourage via Arlen Music
Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta
Hair Flower: The Left Bank
Hair: Anna Gowler of Beauty Bar by Anna (630-945-4532)
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo +TOMS
Bridal Party Getting Ready Location: Affinia Chicago
Groom + Groomsmen Getting Ready Location: The Hard Rock Hotel Chicago
Family Welcome Dinner Venue: Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
Rehearsal Dinner Venue:Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse