Bridal Event: Evening of Bridal Luxury

Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago
14th Annual Evening of Bridal Luxury
Sunday, February 23rd 6-9pm
The Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago

Join Modern Luxury Weddings to preview the upcoming designs of wedding dresses, featuring the unveiling of Monique Lhuillier’s Fall 2020 bridal collection

Brides-to-be, don’t forget to grab a luxury swag bag on your way out!

Tickets are $50 to $100. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Bright Pink.

Lauren + Charlie – The Details

Earlier this week, we featured Lauren and Charlie’s ceremony and reception. Now we’ll highlight some details from their event.

All photos by Dennis Lee Photography.

Lauren wore a beautiful lace dress by Monique Lhuillier.

Her shoes added a playful touch.

Lauren carried a beautiful umbrella. This usually guarantees dry weather… and we did avoid rain for most of the day!

Their color scheme was black and white with pops of bright yellow. Here is the ceremony set up.

The flower girl basket and ring bearer pillow.

Runners on the dinner tables coordinated with the damask pattern. Vibrant flowers brightened up the space.

The cake perfectly matched the color scheme.

Lauren made the rosettes on the escort cards. It was such a pretty DIY project.

Congratulations again on a fabulous wedding!

Real Wedding: Meagan + Matt

In the middle of our engagement, one of my friends from college (and former roommate), Meagan, was engaged in my FAVORITE city in the States, New Orleans. Tres romantic! When they came back to Chicago, the planning began. Meagan and Matt wanted a modern wedding where everyone could have a great time. They succeeded. The wedding was centered around the celebration of the day. It was a beautiful celebration. I was so happy for the both of them!
Of course, Meagan needed a coordinator but I wasn’t available since I finally got to be a wedding guest. (I love attending weddings!) I suggested that she use Marilyn, who coordinated my wedding. Marilyn did a fabulous job!

Band: Maggie SpeaksBridesmaid Dresses: Vera Wang
Ceremony + Reception:
Hotel SaxDress: Monique Lluilier
Anna Held
Marianne Storkirk
Adriana Aude
Officiant: Chicago Weddings
Accolade Musicians
Agnes Malorny
Chicago Trolley

All photos by Agnes Malorny.

Meagan got ready in her suite with her bridesmaids. I loved this picture of her with her sisters!

Meagan took some gorgeous portraits. Agnes, the photographer, has a true talent for portraits. While I usually enjoy photos that are less posed, these portraits are stunning.

The groom, Matt, went for a modern looking tuxedo. I like the photo against the brick wall.

The bridal party headed out on a trolley to take some photos.

A fabulous bridge shot. Meagan was smart to bring black umbrellas. They bring out her black sash accent.

I am totally biased Chicago allows for some of the best architecture!

Meagan and Matt in the loop!

Meagan and Matt ham it up in front of the Board of Trade.

The entire bridal party looking fabulous! Meagan’s dress stands out with all of the black.

The couple heads back to the Hotel Sax to take some photos at the Crimson Lounge.

Photos of the ceremony and reception will be coming tomorrow!