Entries by Chez Team

Emma & Tunji’s Wedding

After their first-look on the rooftop of the Ivy Boutique Hotel, Emma and Tunji strolled east along Ontario St to Chez where they said their vows in front of family and friends. Dozens of white calla lillies and candles set the tone for the elegant event. A menu influenced by traditional Nigerian dishes was served […]

Empire Fashion House Scenes

When the production team from Fox’s tv hit show, Empire, visited Chez we were excited to imagine how the space would be transformed by their set design team. Fast forward a few weeks and Chez became the home of fashion label ‘Antony & Cleopatra’ for Empire scenes featuring Taraji P. Henson, Naomi Campbell and other […]

Top 10 Chicago Event Planners To Follow On Instagram

A curated list of Chicago event planners with the most inspiring Instagram accounts. From photos of extravagant events to behind-the-scenes details of event planning action, this group of planners covers it all. Follow this list for the best quality wedding and event inspiration. DEBI LILLY @debililly | 10.5K Followers A daily dose of the most incredible […]

Sarah & Christian’s Romantic October Wedding

On October 15th, 2016 Sarah and Christian were joined by their loved ones for their ceremony and reception at Chez. Their day began at the W Hotel Lakeshore for their first look, and then headed to Lake Michigan with their wedding party and photographer, Louie A Weddings. Every detail of the day was planned by Linsday […]

Vendor Spotlight: Gabriel Garavaglia of RED Weddings

Name: Gabriel Garavaglia Title/Position: Director of Wedding Services at RED Weddings Specialty: Production Manager & Lead Cinematographer CHEZ: How long have you been in the events industry?   G.G.: 7 years CHEZ: Describe what you/your company does in one sentence? G.G.: RED Weddings is a premium wedding cinematography, photography, music and entertainment service firm for today’s most […]

ILEA Master’s Dinner

In early March, The International Live Events Association, welcomed leaders of the industry to Chez for their second annual ILEA Chicago Master’s Dinner. The team from HMR Design and MDM Entertainment created an inviting and intimate environment with textured linens, colored lighting, and organically-arranged floral. Signature cocktails and dinner were served by Catering by Michaels. It was […]

Vendor Spotlight: Erin McDonald of Erin McDonald Co

  Name:  Erin McDonald Co Title/Position: Creative Director Specialty:  Design and décor CHEZ: How long have you been in the events industry?  E.M.: More than 25 years. CHEZ: Describe what you/your company does in one sentence?  E.M.: EMC designs unique spaces that are influenced by the clients’ desires and direction but finessed by our knowledge and […]

Sarah & Konrad’s Elegant Wedding

After saying their vows at Queen of All Saints Basilica in Sauganash, newlyweds Sarah and Konrad stopped at Lurie Garden and the Wrigley Building to capture some urban wedding photographs. From the Wrigley Building, they made the short trip to Chez, where they joined friends and family for their wedding reception. Rectangular dining tables were […]

Vendor Spotlight: Lindsay Gaeta of Storybook Weddings and Events

Name: Lindsay Gaeta Title: Senior Planner and Designer with Storybook Weddings and Events Specialty: Weddings, Corporate Events, Parties CHEZ:  How long have you been in the events industry? L.G.:  Since 2009 CHEZ:  Describe what you/your company does in one sentence? L.G.:  We create wonderful memories by planning and coordinating weddings and celebrations, so you and your […]