While we enjoy a beautiful Chicago Fall, it’s fun to look back on some of the details of one of our favorite Chicago summer weddings.
The Columbia Yacht Club was dressed to the nines, for this summer wedding ceremony and reception of Fiona and Bob. Their nautical chic vision was curated and executed by our wedding designer Lauren and her talented team. Gold and White paper lanterns, hung above the guests’ chairs for the ceremony. Our lush wedding arch was an ethereal masterpiece, composed of seeded eucalyptus, variegated pit, Italian ruscus, salal, white stock, white spider mums, and Vendela and Tibet roses, created an intimate scene for our bride and groom to say their “I dos” under. The exuberant arch of blooms was an impressive feast for the eyes. Golden bamboo chairs for the ceremony were decorated with small lavish arrangements of Tibet roses, green hypericum berries, green hydrangea, bupleurum, white stock, white lizianthus, white ranunculus, and white astilbe. They were finished off with navy blue silk ribbon and vintage inspired gold brooches. Juxtaposed by docked sail boats and the fresh lake breeze, Lauren’s regal white and gold designs produced an exquisite scene.
After the ceremony, the team worked quickly to transform the space into an exquisite reception hall. Each dinner table included a tall stoic centerpiece, displaying an array of white gladiolas coming out of a cluster of green and gold painted Italian ruscus and seeded eucalyptus set atop gold embellished iron risers. To compliment the whimsical, contemporary centerpieces, our wedding team set each table with mercury votives, adding to the romantic ambiance.
The bride’s bouquet comprised Tibet and Vendela roses, seeded eucalyptus, green hypericum berries, white lizianthus, white astilbe and bupleurum.
This exquisite transformation made for an unforgettable day for our bride and groom.
Photography by Amanda Kowalski. Written by Anna Waskowski.