Thursday, March 5, 2015

Wedding Planning RECAP @ The MCA

One of the spaces we have been working in for many years is the Museum of Contemporary Art or The MCA in Chicago.  The from weddings to corporate events, we have done quite a few of these over the years.  This past fall, we had a lovely couple host their reception there and wanted something a little different than what we typically see in the space.
First thing was, they wanted to do all long tables for the guest seating.  Normally, it a wide space, it is not a problem.  Long tables actually take up more space and you can fit less people.  What was great was the guest count was low enough to do this in the space.  Not going to lie here, we had to adjust the floor plan slightly on the day of the wedding, but the team at Wolfgang Puck was incredible and were able to make it happen!

The next two pieces to designing here were that they wanted it to feel almost as those we were outdoors, but with a modern twist.  The easiest way we found that was to use lighting projections of leaves on the walls and the dining room.  And thanks to Art of Imagination, we were able to do that, along with the beautiful back drop to highlight the head table.

The next part of the design was what was going on the tables.  Since we were in a Modern Art Museum, the couple wanted to keep everything simple and minimal when it came to floral.  Thanks to Juliet Tan Floral Designs and her team, we were able to do that with tons of candles and jutting calla lilies on the tables.  Simple, but so elegant in this space!  
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Even keeping it minimal on the place card table was perfect!

The one last element we brought into the space was the lounge furniture to keep in the cafe during dancing.  It was important to have some modern furniture for the couple integrated into the design, so this is what we chose.

And there you have it!  Another Wedding Planning RECAP from Liven It Up Events!  More to come next week!

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