It is not often that the team at Liven It Up Events receives phone calls to help plan a wedding for under 50 people. When we received this call from this couple, we were so delighted to learn more about what they were planning. They were moving from Europe to Chicago and planning on having a destination wedding to Chicago with their closest friends and family. The total guest list was right around 50 people and the perfect setting was the smaller ballroom at Trump Hotel Chicago.
The first part of the wedding we had to think about was the ceremony. The ceremony space was not that large, however, the bride had a big vision! She wanted a large circular structure that would make a grand impact as the guests came into the room. Thanks to Alexandra and her team at Exquisite Designs, we figured out how to make that happen! When we were all finished with the set up, we were all wowed!
The next piece to think about was what were we going to do for the escort card table?! With only 50 place cards, we did not want to over power the table with anything too large, so we used a smaller round table and had a floral piece that was large, but not overpowering to the table. It came out great!
The last item to think through were the table centerpieces. With only 7 tables, we decided to do the same floral piece on all of the tables. And this bride wanted to go big (which we love!) so we did it. We went big on the arrangements! These pieces were so great. Sometimes, in a room where there are great views, people think to scale back on the florals. We tend to think by adding some elegant florals and pieces to the tables, it only enhances the amazing views!
The final touch in all of this was adding on the pinspots to the centerpieces to make them stand out, and the uplighting completely changed the mood of the room as the sun set. It was just stunning!