Modern Dinner Party at the Museum of Contemporary Art

A wedding reception without flowers might surprise you, but just wait until you scroll down to see the major beauty in candlelight, greenery, lucite accents and velvet chairs. Yes, velvet chairs.

Leigh and Brandon have this effortless modern style that I picked up on the second I met them and it was easy (and so fun) to carry it through to their wedding day design. The Museum of Contemporary Art was a perfect setting for their intimate wedding that felt more like a dinner party at your stylish best friend’s house than a traditional wedding reception. The highly curated menu which included a fresh pasta course paired with wines inspired by their travels transported guests into what I imagine will be many dinner parties with Leigh and Brandon throughout their marriage.

Leigh and Brandon curated a perfect vendor team to execute their vision. Magnificent Milestones perfectly captured their modernist style and translated it into an impactful, yet sleek, wedding paper suite. The paper goods complimented HMR’s greenery heavy style to a T. Guests dined on two 64 foot fresh boxwood greenery tables with a seemingly never-ending candle arrangement.

Matt and Stevi from Averyhouse have such a calming presence and direction that led to the most beautiful and loving portraits of Leigh and Brandon.  It was an unforgettable day and night starting with a beautiful ceremony at Fourth Presbyterian Church, followed by guests dining in the museum after dark before dancing all night to the Blue Water Kings.

Wishing you all the best, Leigh and Brandon!

“We truly can’t thank you enough for all that you did to make sure we had the wedding of our dreams! From day one, you were so great in making sure our vendors and we were on track, and more importantly, we felt like you really understood us and pushed for what we cared about most. We think you are absolutely the best of the best, and feel truly blessed to know you!” – Leigh & Brandon


Planning: LK Events
Hair and Makeup: Nika Vaughan Artists
Getting Ready Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton
Photography: Averyhouse
Transportation: Windy City Limo
Venue and Catering: Museum of Contemporary Art
Rentals: Hall’s Event Rentals
Paper Goods: Magnificent Milestones
Décor and Lighting: HMR Designs
Band: Blue Water Kings
Church: Fourth Presbyterian
Cake: Alliance
Additional Sweets: Sweet Mandy B’s