Archives for May 2013

Hitched: Nik & Sheila’s Chicago Illuminating Company Wedding – Part 2

Click here you missed Part 1 of Sheila & Nik’s wedding ceremony at the Chicago Illuminating Company… photos by David Wittig Photography.

As I previously mentioned, Sheila & Nik were inspired by some classic Japanese Hiroshige art prints, similar to the ones you see here below. Their unique color scheme of royal blue, greens, and reds were all beautifully tied in with their decor.

Chicago Illuminating Company. David Wittig Photography. Sweetchic Events. Red Escort Cards. Asian Trellis Guest Book.

 The Chicago Illuminating company is such a gorgeous, white, lofty venue!

Chicago Illuminating Company. David Wittig Photography. Sweetchic Events. Scarlet Petal. Wedding Reception. Blue Uplighting.

 Gorgeous submerged floral by Scarlet Petal

Chicago Illuminating Company. David Wittig Photography. Sweetchic Events. Scarlet Petal. Glass vessels with submerged. Green Spider Mums. Green Hydrangea.

Chicago Illuminating Company. David Wittig Photography. Sweetchic Events. Scarlet Petal. Tall Glass Vessel Centerpiece. White Hydrangea, Green Spider Mums.

Pin spotting the centerpieces really make them *pop*! And don’t you just love the square dining tables and vertical table numbers?!

Chicago Illuminating Company. David Wittig Photography. Sweetchic Events. Scarlet Petal. Wedding Reception. Dramatic Blue Uplighting. Square Tables.

Blue and purple uplighting created such a dramatic ambiance and tied in with their color scheme.

Chicago Illuminating Company. David Wittig Photography. Sweetchic Events. Scarlet Petal. Reception. Head Table.

Sheila’s bridal bouquet looks as if it is floating in air!

Chicago Illuminating Company. David Wittig Photography. Sweetchic Events. Scarlet Petal. Bridal Bouquet. White Garden Roses, Gardenias, Geranium Leaves

Chicago Illuminating Company. David Wittig Photography. Sweetchic Events. Scarlet Petal. Pocket Menu

Bride & Groom chair details.

Chicago Illuminating Company. David Wittig Photography. Sweetchic Events. Bride and Groom Chair Signs

This may be one of my favorite cakes by Amy Beck Cake Design! I love the blue ombre cascade of cherry blossoms!

Chicago Illuminating Company. David Wittig Photography. Sweetchic Events. Amy Beck Cake Design. White Wedding Cake with Blue Ombre Flower Waterfall.

Chicago Illuminating Company. David Wittig Photography. Sweetchic Events. Wedding Reception. Cake Cutting.

Chicago Illuminating Company. David Wittig Photography. Sweetchic Events. Wedding Reception. First Dance.

Chicago Illuminating Company. David Wittig Photography. Sweetchic Events. Wedding Reception. Dancing

Chicago Illuminating Company. David Wittig Photography. Sweetchic Events. Scarlet Petal. Chicago L Tracks. (2)


Thank you Sheila & Nik for letting us share in your amazing day! 

VENDORS

Venue: Chicago Illuminating Company
Photographer: David Wittig Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Jessica with Sweetchic Events

Caterer: Food For Thought
Florist: Scarlet Petal
Ceremony Musicians: Accolade Musicians
Ceremony Officiant: Bruce Otto, Spirited Weddings

Bakery: Amy Beck Cake Design
Photobooth: Shutterbooth
DJ: Cage & Aquarium
Make-Up & Hair: Crizen Hasegawa 

Transportation: Crystal Limousine Group 
Lighting: Spin Light Design

 

 

Happy Anniversary Kris & Alicia and Shianne & Jim!

Happy Anniversary to two of our wonderful 2012 couples who tied the knot last Memorial Day Weekend!

Happy Anniversary Kris & Alicia!

Chicago Millennium Park wedding photos I Luv Photo, (see the rest of Kris & Alicia’s Newberry Library wedding here, and here)


Happy Anniversary Shianne and Jim!!

35. Park. Kapsimalis.  Chicago History Museum. Tim Tab Photography. Sweetchic Events. Tim Tab Studios, (see the rest of Shianne & Jim’s Chicago History Museum wedding here, and here)

Chicago Wedding Venues with Outdoor Space – Part 2

In case you missed it, check out Part 1 of our blog post about Chicago wedding venues with outdoor space! In this post, Part 2 is dedicated to the more raw, urban, and unique venues in Chicago that also have a great outdoor space… perfect for your wedding ceremony and/or cocktail hour!

Architectural Artifacts

Right outside of the main-level Atrium is the Architectural Artifacts outdoor courtyard. The courtyard is adorned with massive stone columns — a beautiful and dramatic ceremony backdrop!

outdoor-ceremony-at-architectural-artifacts-chicago1 olivia leigh photography Olivia Leigh Photography 


Prairie Productions

This beautiful blank canvas loft in Chicago’s West Loop has an outdoor courtyard for ceremonies or cocktail.

prairie-production-courtyard steve koo photography Steve Koo Photography


Greenhouse Lofts
In the middle of the Green Exchange Building – right outside Greenhouse Lofts – sits a lovely nature filled courtyard.

ceremony-outside greenhouse loft Greenhouse Lofts


Salvage One
This outdoor space was meant for ceremonies.
Hinojosa Photography. Salvage One                 Hinojosa Photography 

How beautiful is this trellis?

Hinojosa Photography. Salvage One (3) Hinojosa Photography

Stay tuned for Part 3 (and our final installment) of Chicago Wedding Venues with Outdoor Spaces!