Event Creative

Real Wedding: Kristen & Charlie

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Being in this business, we get the true honor of getting to work with gorgeous decor, 5-star cuisine, dreamy details and, most importantly, we get to meet so many amazing people. And wow... does this wedding capture all of these honors and so much more. Kristen and Charlie look straight out of Hollywood... Kristen's a stunning, tall blonde with the most infectious smile and impeccable style. Charlie is dapper and dashing and loves Kristen (and golf!) in the ways that you see in the movies. But on top of it all, they are a thoughtful, incredibly fun couple who wanted their wedding weekend to celebrate their families coming together in a chic and personal manor. Kristen and Charlie were married at Kenilworth Union Church - a church that was a big part of both of their childhood's, followed by drinks, feasting and a wild dance party at the {gorgeous!} Peninsula Hotel. The inspiration for the day was elegant but cozy and the palette of ivory, cream and gold complemented the perfect fall day. To celebrate Charlie's love of golf, we (Jesse Deckard and the Event Creative team) transformed the cocktail party in to a smart little golf party - with a custom mini-golf set up and personalized golf balls, golf-flag drink stirrers and green and white custom fabrics for the pillows. The playful golf details were left behind as guests entered the ballroom for dinner {to the incredibly talented and lively tunes from Colby Bessera!} where white orchids draped down long feasting tables, thoughtful details by Cheree Berry Paper graced the tables and thousands of candles flickered around the room. After a surf and turf dinner, guests twirled on the dance floor, enjoyed the terrace at the Peninsula (where we arranged for a cigar bar in light of Kristen's dad's love for them!) and even enjoyed a surprise performance from the groom's brother. It was a night of beauty and love and we were honored to be a part of it all!

 

 

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Real Wedding: Carey & Matt

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]  Take a look at the stunning Fall wedding of Carey & Matt planned by Renny on October 13th.  The Chicago Illuminating Company served as the venue for both the dramatic and modern ceremony as well as the glamorous reception that had guests celebrating well into the night!  Jeffrey & Julia Woods Photography was on hand to capture every beautiful moment from the stunning couple to all the little personal touches sprinkled throughout the event in the couple's color scheme of rich navy, bright pink, grey and white.  The vibrant colors of Fall were also in full force to set the backdrop for some breathtaking bridal party shots in the courtyard of the Illuminating Company.  Even though it may have sprinkled a little earlier in the day, the weather cleared up just in time for the emotional ceremony set under a dramatic Chuppah created by Event Creative.  Guests were whisked to the cocktail hour in the cozy bar off of the courtyard  and greeted with a pink hued signature cocktail.  Dinner was served under the 40 foot ceilings of the main dining room complete with lucite candelabras and seemingly floating white hydrangea centerpieces adorning the tables.   The beaming couple and their guests then danced the night away only stopping for quick breaks to sit in the glossy white modern victorian lounge set up bordering the dancefloor!   Congrats to Matt & Carey!

 

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Romantic Reception: Behind the Scenes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We have been patiently waiting to be able to share with you all the behind-the-scenes look at our CS Brides shoot for their new issue out today! We were thrilled when CS Brides asked us to be one of three wedding companies to create a tablescape around the color scheme of "Blood orange and tangerine". Our creative juices instantly started to flow. Renny had just gotten back from a beach vacation with her family and we were obsessed with the idea of incorporating tortoise, that mimicked a pattern on some shells she had picked up along the beach. Here are the inspiration boards we came up with:

We enlisted the help of the creative genius, Jesse Deckard from Event Creative and hit the pavement! After much collaboration, Jesse was able to turn all our ideas into a reality. He created the beautiful white lacquered scalloped table, the antique chairs with the adorable peach and white stripe cushions, the beautiful flower arrangements and he even added in his personal tortoise vase collection! What a guy!!

It all took place at the gorgeous Public Hotel on their Ava Terrace that provided the perfect city backdrop! It was the perfect mix of preppy, romantic and city charm.

The classic charm from the original 1926 building still exists. Our romantic reception setting was a flawless fit.- Renny

The Bliss Belles working their magic!

Elizabeth Grace stepped up to provide all our pretty printables for the day, used to label our candy in our candy caddy, the notes for our welcome boxes given to all the guests, and the placement cards to ensure our guests were seated correctly. Multiple vendors help to create the perfect welcome box that awaited each guest in their rooms. So Cute & Cozy personalized not only our guests' napkins but also their robes so they could relax after the big night. Carols Cookies provided the perfect late night sweet while Mother Butters covered the savory aspect. we think both would pair perfectly with a night cap of Grand Marnier! A Jo Malone travel candle and Laura Mercier body scrub also had a place in our welcome box to insure that each guest can indulge to the max!

Our finished product!

Our candy caddy to calm your sweet tooth!

 

Obsessed with the peach and white stripe chairs that Jesse created!

Thank you for everyone who helped make this happen. We had a blast and hope you all enjoy this pristine partyscape as much as we do!!

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Belle Vie Bridal Couture's Fashion Show

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Renny, Kara and Katie stepped out on the town at the Belle Vie Bridal Couture and CS Brides Fashion Show this past Thursday at Chicago's very own Waldorf Astoria. The show featured 2012 couture bridal collections by Lanvin, Valentino, J Mendel and Elizabeth Filmore. The girls sat first row sipping on bubbly and indulging in macarons. The event was stunning, with décor by Event Creative, music by DJ Megan Taylor and of course, the Bubbly by Dom Perignon! Here are some of our favorite pieces, all available at Belle Vie!

 

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