Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wedding Planning RECAP @ The Sofitel

When you have a couple tell you that they want their wedding to feel creative and different, what do you do?  All weddings have similar elements, what really makes the difference is in how you put them together.  What was great about this couple who were married last year at The Sofitel Hotel in Chicago, was there were a few things they knew for sure.  They wanted with their decorscape to have some bling, white in the flowers, some modern touches and then from there, were open to suggestions.  Here's what happened.
After careful considering, the couple chose to work with our friends at Revel Decor.  The first part of the wedding we started to design was the ceremony. They wanted to make sure the aisle had an impact, but also conscious that the floral did not block the guests view of the ceremony.  They also wanted a little more of a unique chuppah so the chose this design.  It was magical!
Sofitel 1

For the reception, they wanted to make sure there was a little more of a wow, so bring in just four giant floral statement pieces was the way to go!
Sofitel 2
Also playing with the head table, we incorporated some fun candelabras that were more on the modern side that had a big impact on the table and the room as a whole.  You can also see the amber colored up lighting throughout the room.  It was the perfect way to warm up the space!
Sofitel 3
With lighting one of the things we also had to do was to pinspot the centerpieces to illuminate the arrangements in the room.  Can can see the white colored light here in this photo on of these tall statement pieces.
Sofitel 4
We also looked for some bling in the floral pieces along with some more bling on the wedding cake!  Thanks to Cake Sweet Foods, Mary and Gretchen made this cake come to life!
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We made sure to finish the look with the crystal chivari chairs to hold true to the modern value of the hotel!
This was such a fun wedding to plan, what a great couple to work with, and could not ask for better partners here!  Big thanks to all who made this wedding come to life.  As always, more to come from the team at Liven It Up Events next week!

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