January Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center

Anyone who knows us, knows that we love a good winter wedding.  Especially a January wedding! A January wedding is perfect for intimate, glowing candle-lit wedding ceremonies because it is already dark (at least in Chicago) by like 4:00pm so it is easy to create that warm cozy vibe.  This mood pretty much sums up Sara and Jack’s January wedding at Bridgeport Art Center this past winter.  With plenty of greenery, garlands, candles, votives, and uplighting throughout the space, Bridgeport Art Center became a warm and inviting oasis in the midst of a snow-globe that is Chicago.  And we were lucky to work with such fabulous vendors who made their day so special.  Wrap It Up Parties was the planner for the wedding. Tim Tab Studios captured all of the beautiful moments from their big day.


The Vision

For their January wedding,  Sara and Jack wanted candles, candles, and more candles.  For floral, they wanted to keep the palette simple with plenty of greenery. Their overall floral palette consisted of neutral colored blooms with small pops of burgundy and lavender which complemented the napkins and bridesmaids dresses perfectly. Let’s take a peak, shall we?


The Personals

Sara carried a stunning bouquet of burgundy Scabiosa, burgundy Ranunculus, white Ranunculus, Sweet Escimo Roses, Silver-Dollar Eucalyptus, Dusty-Miller, Brunia Berries, and touches of Wax-Flower.  Such a unique, elegant, and winter-inspired wedding bouquet! Also, it smelled incredible!

The men wore boutonnieres made of Olive, white Ranunculus, Eucalyptus, and Blue Thistle.  The Blue Thistle was the perfect winter winter texture!Winter Wedding Winter Bouquet January Wedding January Wedding Bouquet Inspiration January Wedding January Wedding in Chicago January Wedding Bouquet Winter Wedding January Wedding Winter-Inspired Wedding January Wedding Purple Flowers January Wedding flowers

The Ceremony

As guests stepped off of the elevator of Bridgeport Art Center, they stepped into a warm and inviting space.  As snow covered the streets outside of Bridgeport Art Center, inside the space was aglow with string lights suspended above the ceremony aisle and candles lining the way.  At the end of the aisle, with the help of Art of Imagination, we suspended a large greenery focal consisting solely of Smilax. Running the length of the aisle, we put a Salal garland on each side. The warm and cozy vibe was why we LOVE a good January wedding!

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The Reception

After cocktail hour, guests found their seating assignments in the Skyline Loft pinned alphabetically upon a large fresh boxwood wall.

The room was set with both round and rectangle tables. On the rectangular tables, Salal garlands spilled over the tables and onto the floors in an a very artful way. Of course we surrounded the garlands with a heavy treatment of candles and votives. We designed floral centerpieces in a mercury glass footed compote for the round tables which were surrounded by votives.

The head table was strategically located so that the couple could sit right beneath the suspended greenery piece from their ceremony.  We then accented their chairs with a blush cloth tie-back and a clutch of olive on each.

Lastly, we further decorated the gorgeous cake by Amy Beck Cake Design with touches of greenery and more burgundy, blush, and white blooms.

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