Our team at Elegant Event Lighting was honored to be a part of Michelle Durpetti Events 5 Year Anniversary Party at Loft 644. Our team provided gorgeous draping and lighting to showcase the most beautiful Sweet Table from Amy and her team at Sugar Chic Designs. Lillycakes in Naperville made the most amazing desserts for the display. And yes, I was in heaven!
If you want to wow your guests with sweet treats create a table with various jars and pedestals and use colors that pop and awake your senses. I couldn’t believe how perfect all of the candy, pies and chocolates were displayed. Amy took the time to select a unique variety of treats for every palette. Chocolates, Gourmet Gummies, Mini Apple Pie Jars, Red Velvet Cake Pops, gorgeous Caramel Apples, yummy Glazed Mini Donuts and apothecary jars filled with gourmet candy. She even provided cute treat bags so guests could take candy with them for the drive home!
In all of my years in the wedding and event business, I have NEVER seen such a gorgeous display of sweets that tasted even better than they looked! The lighting and draping we provided made the sweets look even more beautiful.
On Sunday March 10, Hilton Garden Inn St. Charles hosted a Bridal & Fashion Show. Our team at Elegant Event Lighting provided a gorgeous fabric backdrop with aqua uplighting, and a beautiful ceiling canopy to bring the ballroom to life. Something 2 Dance 2 DJ Marc Simmons provided the music for the fashion show highlighting beautiful wedding gowns, dapper tuxedos and eyecatching bridesmaid gowns from Bella Bridal & Formal Wear in St. Charles. Suzanne Denee Salon in St. Charles provided the hair and makeup for our models.
Trademan Photography of St. Charles documented the day with amazing photos.
Thank you to Cheryl Cady and her amazing staff at Hilton Garden Inn St. Charles for hosting the event.
It was a gloomy day on Sunday, but inside the Rainbow Room at Hotel Baker was brightly filled with brides and grooms planning their 2013 weddings.
The beautifully lit dance floor was filled with gorgeous displays by Town & Country Gardens and Park Place Interiors.
The Waterfront room was filled with the smells of delicious sweets from Oak Mill Bakery and Kernel’s Gourmet Popcorn of Geneva. Hotel Baker also provided a gelato bar with yummy toppings and Lou Malnati’s provided late night pizza snacks for our brides & grooms. Alex Claney Photography took amazing photos throughout the day to capture the event and kept our team at Something 2 Dance 2 DJ Entertainment company for the day!
If you were looking for wedding and event professionals last week, you would most likely find many of us attending The Special Event Conference at McCormick Place where more than 700 spent their week attending seminars, roaming the trade show floor for new and exciting ideas and products, and of course networking together at amazing events.
Ali Phillips, of Engaging Events chaired The Wedding Event Dinner at Chicago Marriott Downtown where over 50 event professionals came together to create the most amazing evening, with over the top decor, florals, lighting and tablescapes. The amount of time that was spent to make every event so special was truly remarkable and I must say that wedding professionals are some of the most generous people I have ever met. Our team at Elegant Event Lighting and Something 2 Dance 2, were so inspired and we are looking forward to implementing many more creative ideas for our clients this year and beyond. Who knows, maybe you will see an ice DJ Booth at our next wedding!
We had a great time at the ABC Holiday Networking Meeting on December 11. The incredible team at JW Marriott Chicago, wowed us with amazing food, conversation and exceptional service. We enjoyed signature champagne cocktails and delicious hor dourves including mini-latkes on silver spoons and filet mignon grilled cheese bites in the beautiful Grand Ballroom. Our hosts Miranda Thomas & Anthony Micheletti then took us up to the gorgeous JW Burnham Ballroom on the fourth floor for dinner. The menu was stunning…a 5-star dining experience and a feast for the senses: Creamy Butternut Squash Soup to start, followed by a deconstructed Roasted Pear Salad, continuing with a choice of Filet of Beef, Roasted Duck Breast or Truffle Cavatelli Pasta.
My favorite course dessert was not to be missed! Pastry Chef Kimberly prepared a delicious display for each table: pumpkin, chocolate and cranberry Creme Brûlée, Devil’s Food Cake and Red Velvet Snowballs. Each dessert was visually beautiful and tasted even better! She even took the time to provide each of our members with a little treat to take home to our loved ones: Chocolate Peppermint Bark & Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix in adorable little jars. Now that’s the icing on the cake!
The degree of service was absolutely amazing from each and every JW Marriott staff member. I cannot wait to tell my clients all about this beautiful gem in the heart of our wonderful city of Chicago. Thank you Miranda and Anthony for being the perfect hosts and for creating such an amazing evening for our ABC Illinois members!
It was a beautiful November day for Mae & Joie’s Wedding at Venuti’s in Addison. And as always our team loves working with the Venuti family to create unique and memorable weddings. The space is the perfect canvas for room uplighting and ceiling draping which can truly create that “Wow” effect at your wedding. Much like our company, Venuti’s is a family owned business who prides themselves in providing five star service to each and every bride and groom. If you are in need of a venue for your wedding or special event, please visit our friends at Venuti’s!
Our team at Elegant Event Lighting had a blast creating a “vision in blue” for Lindsay & Mike’s fairytale wedding at Hilton Garden Inn St. Charles. We transformed the entire ballroom by creating a gorgeous ceiling draping complete with hanging blue lanterns, white fabric backdrop behind the head table, royal blue uplighting around the perimeter of the room, and our signature brilliant white dance floor as the icing on the cake!
Here is what Lindsay & Mike had to say the day after their wedding: ”The colors, lighting, and drapery were absolutely stunning! It truly was like something from a dream. Thank you for everything!”
We couldn’t have been happier with the way we made their vision come to life! If you would like to know how we could transform your wedding, please visit us at: www.eleganteventlighting.net
After a year of planning, the beautiful wedding of Kelli & Eric finally took place on September 22, 2012 in an outdoor tent on the grounds of Royal Hawk Country Club in St. Charles. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, and Jane Spair and her entire staff were wonderful to work with.
Kelli looked absolutely stunning in a strapless white gown adorned with a crystal band and Eric was handsome as can be in his tuxedo and white vest.
Our team at Elegant Event Lighting provided ceiling draping, crystal chandeliers and lighting in the tent. And our DJ Andrew Keefe kept the dance floor packed with Kelli & Eric’s family and friends including former Something 2 Dance 2 bride and groom Colleen & Jeff!
After months of planning, our first Wish Upon a Wedding took place on September 4, at the beautiful Chicago History Museum. For those of you who are not familiar with the organization, Wish Upon a Wedding’s mission is to provide free-of-charge weddings, allowing couples facing serious life-altering circumstances to concentrate on the issues affecting their lives. From the venue to the cake, and most everything between, they take care of all the wedding planning and details.
DJ Jay Sims had the honor of working closely with wish recipients Kristy & Tony, along with Chicago wedding planner Kelly Cavanaugh of Clementine Custom Events to bring their wedding wish to life. Hilda Burke of Angel Eyes Photography captured this beautiful event on film & Jason Groh of Lexoria Wedding Films was the cinematographer. The gorgeous centerpieces were designed by Andrew’s Garden in Naperville.
The day after their wedding wish was granted, Kristy & Tony had this to say about the numerous Chicago wedding professionals who donated their time and love:
“Thank you all for being a part of our special day! All our dreams came true last night! It was beyond anything we expected! All of you are very special people. It’s people like you that make this world a better place! With much gratitude and appreciation, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you! It was the best night of our lives!”
To learn more about this amazing organization please visit: www.wishuponawedding.org
Tags: Ali Phillips, Andrew's Garden, Angel Eyes Photography, Chicago History Museum, Clementine Events, Hilda Burke, Jason Groh, Jay Sims, Kelly Cavanaugh, Lexoria Wedding Films, Something 2 Dance 2, Wish Upon A Wedding
Summer in Chicago is such a fun time of year. There is so much to do and see in our beautiful city…from Millennium Park, to countless outdoor festivals and museums, baseball, and let’s not forget the delicious food.
When planning your Chicago Style Wedding be sure to share your favorite things about the city with your guests. Chicago Landmarks as table numbers, Garrett Popcorn for your guests to enjoy or even bags of peanuts would showcase a fun Chicago vibe.
And don’t forget the cake! One of my favorites this year was the Chicago Skyline Cake!