Wedding Inspiration & Trends From This Year’s Chicago Weddings at Chez

wedding party luxe bouquetsA round up of wedding inspiration and wedding trends from 2017 weddings at Chez. Like many Chicago wedding venues, we’re continuing to see the blush and gold trend holding strong, but we’ve also seen a move towards towering wild and loose floral centerpieces, and dramatic, moody wedding themes this year.
candles and head table in moody wedding decor themeMoody Wedding Decor Themes.
Deep burgundy and purples tones, layers of texture, and warm rose gold or copper metallics bring this moody wedding decor theme to life.  We expect to see a lot more of this wedding trend in 2018.purple-copper-wedding-place-settingflower ceiling wedding trendsmoody textured pink purple wedding bouquetagate plate settings wedding trendsburgundy-bridesmaid-dressesTowering Loose & Wild Wedding Florals.
Creating drama for ceremony or reception, towering wedding florals were a big hit at Chicago wedding venues in 2017. Think apple or cherry blossom branches for a warm contemporary look in Spring, or loose arrangements on decorative gold or wooden pedestals to add height and drama to your wedding day decor.tall wedding centerpiece trendsloose wedding floral trendtwo grooms wedding ceremony tall apple blossom branchestowering green pink wedding flower trendsBlush.
While we expect to see lots of new twists in wedding decor trends in 2018, the blush wedding isn’t going anywhere fast. Blush brings a classic, elegant, feminine feel to wedding decor and can be easily paired with metallics and other colors for contemporary and romantic wedding themes alike. pink gold indian wedding dress south asian wedding venuesgrey pink gold wedding stationery trendsblush gold wedding tablescape trendsblush-gold-wedding-table-settingbridesmaids bride wearing blush bridesmaid dressesgold wedding table numberbirthday wedding cake with geometric pattern trend

1 -2. Images: Moonhouse productions, Floral + Design: Kehoe Designs | 3.  Image: Riverbend Studios Photography, Design: Big City Bride | 4-5. Images: Moonhouse productions, Floral + Design: Kehoe Designs | 6. Image: Riverbend Studios Photography, Design: Big City Bride | 7. Image: The Carrs Photography | 8. Image: Kent Drake Photography, Floral + Decor: Kehoe Designs, 9. Image: The Carrs Photography | 10. Image: Couple of Dudes Photography, Floral: Flowers For Dreams | 11. Image: Cattura Weddings, Floral: XO Design Co. | 12. Image: Sarah Crost Photography | 13 – 14. Image: Christy Tyler Photography, Stationery: Jenn Heller Design Co., Florals: The Petal Chicago, Rentals: Chicago Vintage Weddings | 15.  Image: Tim Tab Studios | 16. Image: Christy Tyler Photography, Florals: The Petal Chicago | 17. Image: Courtney Cimo Photography.


Meghan & Connor’s Wedding Day with a Twist

summer weddingWhen we heard that Meghan and Connor were planning their June 9th wedding around the blooming season of Meghan’s favorite flower, we understood. Everyone loves perfectly pink peonies, right? But there was a deeper meaning. The peonies Meghan had in mind were growing in both grandmas’ gardens in Green Bay! And so, two days before the wedding the blooms were cut and escorted to Green Bay florist, Divine Nature, to be arranged in textured golden vessels. Meghan and her family drove the precious peonies to Chicago and on June 9th the grandmas’ garden-grown peonies took pride of place as centerpieces and floral toppers on the geometric patterned wedding cake. And here’s the other twist, this was no ordinary wedding cake but also a birthday cake! Meghan was a bride and birthday girl all in one day. After making their grand entrance and blowing out the birthday candles, the newlyweds joined friends and family for dinner served by Jewell Events Catering. As special dances got under way, guests were invited to enjoy the delicious doughnut display. Congratulations Meghan and Connor … and to the Grandmas on their beautiful peonies!Bride grand entrancesummer wedding summer wedding summer wedding summer wedding summer wedding summer wedding summer wedding summer weddingPolaroid Guest bookpeony centerpiece birthday cake with peoniesBride blowing out candles summer wedding summer weddingPhotography: Courtney Cimo Photo + Film | Catering: Jewell Events Catering | Floral Arrangements: Peonies – Divine Nature, Bouquets – The Petal, Vow-inscribed canvas backdrop – Stephanie Fiore.