Rachel & Mike’s Blush & Gold Chez Wedding

On a beautiful summer day last June Rachel and Mike were joined by family and friends for their wedding ceremony and reception at Chez. Prior to the ceremony, the couple had their first look at the rooftop of the Ivy Hotel, and then headed off to Promontory Point and Kinzie St Bridge with their wedding party and photographer Megan Saul.

Back at Chez, event designer, Christine Janda was busy putting the finishing touches on floral arrangements and the unique blush and gold wedding design. After the wedding ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a cheese bar by Limelight Catering and relaxed in the custom lounge with all-white furnishings.

Once the room flip was complete, guests were invited to take their seats. Long feasting tables, covered with blush linens and lined with mirage ghost chairs, created a unique arrangement so every guest was sure of a view of the happy couple. The stage was set for a wonderful evening of celebration. Event designer, Christine Janda’s delicate floral arrangements looked beautiful set in gold and clear containers of varying shapes and sizes. A collection votive candle holders and pillar candles stands completed the design.

After cake cutting, first dance, speeches and dinner the newlyweds and their guests danced the night away to music by Cage and Aquarium before being treated to a late night snack of “Insomnia Cookies” that the couple enjoyed on their very first date! Congratulations Rachel and Mike!
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Photography: Megan Saul Photography | Bride’s Dress: San Patrick from Dimitra’s Bridal | Maids’ dresses: House of Brides | Groom’s suit: Formally Modern Tuxedo | Groomsmens’ suits: Formally Modern Tuxedo | Floral, Design, Planning: Christine Janda Design & Events | Caterer: Limelight Catering | Cake: Alliance Bakery | Music: Cage + Aquarium | Menus & escort cards: LBrown Design & Paperie | Lounge groupings & Chandeliers: Modern Event Rental | Linens: Windy City Linen

Chez Wedding Pop-Up 2016

The February 27 Chez Wedding Pop-Up offered brides, grooms, and wedding professionals a day of indulgence and inspiration in our contemporary, light-filled loft space. The ladies from LK Events and Big City Bride offered wedding planning advice and created beautiful tablescapes to showcase their design talents alongside the Chez ghost mirage chairs. Guests sampled delicious bites from the 5 Chez catering partners; Blue Plate, Entertaining Company, Jewell Events Catering, Food For Thought, and Limelight. Vanille Chicago offered sweet bites and macarons while Black Dog Gelato brought along their very trendy gelato cart for root beer floats! The teams from Tablescapes and Windy City Linen kindly provided all of the rentals for the event. Tablescapes brought along their display tower and their new bar with a boxwood front. White sequin linens were custom made for the event by Windy City Linens.

Guests were pampered with a braid and lash bar from the talented team of Kate Johnson Artistry. DJs Brent Rolland of Fig Weddings and Tyler Huffman of Cage + Aquarium brought their musical talents and energy. Photographer Genevieve Lauren offered advice on wedding day shot lists while taking photos of each beautiful vendor station. Joshua Jones of Kehoe Designs and the team from Art of Imagination created two incredibly unique wedding décor designs. It was a day filled with inspiration, laughter, pampering, and fun. We can’t wait to do it all again. Thank you so much to all of the attendees and each wedding professional that made the event a success.

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Images by Genevieve Lauren Photography