Chic Summer Wedding at Chicago Illuminating Company

On a warm summer day, the Chicago Illuminating Company was transformed into nothing short of a dream. Jenni and John started their day taking photos in the most beautiful gardens surrounded by their bridal party. Everyone dressed in their chic, black ensembles and Jenni in a stunning white gown with an illusion lace neckline. We created a beautiful summer wedding palette for their florals that encompassed chic, timeless, and garden all in one. Each one described in more detail below…


Touches of anemone brought in hints of black (technically navy) that contrasted with the white we had for the remainder of the florals. Likewise, dark foliage such as ruscus, smilax, camellia and more were used to create the bouquets, centerpieces, boutonnieres, dinner sprigs, and elevated pieces. Jenni’s summer wedding bouquet was an organic shape that we just adore. Trailing greenery and even some hints of fern brought a hint of the unexpected to her bouquet.


A stunning white, sheer fabric arch set the ceremony effortlessly. The smilax draped down it and puddling at the base. At the back of the ceremony, simple garlands lined the last row of chairs. White, green, and romantic draping will never go out of style.


The reception was absolutely dripping in greenery. Just look at these shelves. The Ruscus poured out of the shelves which also acted as the ‘escort card table’ . The elevated piece on the head table gave you the feeling that Jenni, John, and their bridal party were sitting in a secret garden in the city. Low, lush garlands on the tables and the Chicago Illuminating Company’s landscaping all around completed the gorgeous summer wedding. How do you combine chic and garden you may be asking? Dark greenery, arranged organically.

We wish Jenni and John all the best with their new beginning together. Thank you to the talented Ashley Bosnick for these incredible photos and Storybook Weddings and Events for planning the entire day.

Venue: Chicago Illuminating Company | Photo: Ashley Bosnick Photography | Planning: Storybook Weddings & Events | Catering: Limelight | Draping: Frost Chicago | Linen: BBJ Linen | Band: Beatmix | Rentals: AFR | Video: 312 Films | Makeup: Rarebird Beauties | Hair: Holli Beauty Bridal |



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