Elegant Event Lighting Year in Review | Room Transformations

Elegant Event Lighting Year in Review | Room Transformations

We cannot believe our 2015 Year in Review Blog Series is coming to an end! We had fun recapping some of our favorite lighting and décor designs with you to highlight what a wonderful year we had at Elegant Event Lighting Chicago!

For our final post, we are sharing some of the amazing room transformations that we had the opportunity to create for our couples this year!


Hoskins Wedding

Schenieka & Will had a beautiful Wedding Reception on Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge, IL!

Schenieka & Will’s guests entered their reception through a dramatic white fabric curved drape entrance that was illuminated in beautiful Oasis Blue uplighting.

Wedding Drape Entrances & Uplighting | Grill & Gallery Rooms - Seven Bridges Golf Club

The couple’s custom lighting and décor design continued with gorgeous white fabric draping that lined all of the window walls in the Gallery & Grill Rooms.

Wedding Draping & Uplighting | Grill & Gallery Rooms - Seven Bridges Golf Club

Wedding Draping & Uplighting | Grill & Gallery Rooms - Seven Bridges Golf Club

The Elegant Event Lighting Team incorporated an ornate design behind the couple’s head table.

Wedding Draping & Uplighting | Grill & Gallery Rooms - Seven Bridges Golf Club

We love the pop of color that the Oasis Blue uplighting added to the Gallery & Grill Rooms!

Wedding Draping & Uplighting | Grill & Gallery Rooms - Seven Bridges Golf Club

To put the finishing touch on Schenieka & Will’s lighting and décor design, Elegant Event Lighting shined the couple’s custom bride and groom monogram on the dance floor!

Wedding Draping, Uplighting & Custom Illuminated Monogram | Grill & Gallery Rooms - Seven Bridges Golf Club

Click here to see Schenieka & Will’s Wedding Reception Room Transformation!


Katie Biedess & Sean Bock Wedding

Katie Biedess & Sean Bock hosted their beautiful Wedding Reception on Saturday, August 15th, 2015 at Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL! We loved with working with this wonderful couple and the Mother of the Bride, Pat to bring their lighting and décor visions to life!

Guests were welcomed into the Red Oak Ballroom at Eaglewood Resort with a beautiful white fabric backdrop that adorned the bridal party head table. The backdrop’s beautiful swags and pleated design were highlighted with lavender uplighting.

Head Table Backdrop & Lavender Uplighting | Eaglewood Resort & Spa

The couple shared their first dance on a brilliant high gloss white vinyl dance floor.

First Dance on White Vinyl Dance Floor | Eaglewood Resort & Spa

We love the jade blue peacock feather overlay the couple chose for the center of the dance floor!

Wedding Cake Table Swagging & White Dance Floor with Feather Overlay | Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Downlighting in soft blue and white shades accentuated the high gloss vinyl cover, feather overlay and wedding cake. We love how this lighting element brought the dance floor into focus for Katie & Sean’s guests.

The band stage was highlighted with a white fabric backdrop bathed in jade blue uplighting.

Band Backdrop & Jade Blue Uplighting | Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Matching jade blue uplighting illuminated the perimeter of the Red Oak Ballroom.

Jade Blue Room Uplighting | Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Katie & Sean’s floral table centers were accentuated with pin beam lighting.

Pin Spot Lighting | Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Pin Spot Lighting | Eaglewood Resort & Spa

To put the finishing touch on the couple’s custom lighting and décor design, our team swagged the bridal party head table and cake table in jade fabric.

White Dance Floor, Band Backdrop & Jade Blue Uplighting | Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Click here to learn more about Katie & Sean’s Room Transformation!


Samaneh Dowlatshahi & Amir Afshar Wedding

Samaneh Dowlatshahi & Amir Afshar had a gorgeous Wedding Ceremony & Reception on Friday, May 29th, 2015 at the Hilton Orrington in Evanston, IL. Elegant Event Lighting loved working with this couple to bring their lighting and décor vision to life for their special day!

Samaneh & Amir’s custom lighting and décor design began in the Mulford Room for their ceremony.   The Elegant Event Lighting Chicago Team transformed the back wall of the Mulford Room using soft white draping bathed in soft white lighting to create a backdrop for the couple’s Sofreh Table.

Ceremony Backdrop & Sofreh Table Lighting | Hilton Orrington

The EEL Chicago Team softly downlit the Sofreh Table for the viewing pleasure of guests and to illuminate all of the table décor.

After Samaneh & Amir’s ceremony, their guests were welcomed into the Heritage Ballroom for the reception with a white fabric backdrop that adorned the sweetheart table.

Sweetheart Table Backdrop | Hilton Orrington

The Elegant Event Lighting Team illuminated the sweetheart table and the perimeter of the Heritage Ballroom with amber uplighting.

Room Uplighting & Pin Spot Flower Lighting | Hilton Orrington

We love the warm ambiance this lighting element created for the couple’s reception!

Samaneh & Amir’s lighting and décor design continued with a seamless, high gloss white vinyl cover of the Hilton Orrington’s wood dance floor.

Sweetheart Table Backdrop, Uplighting & White Dance Floor | Hilton Orrington

To make the high gloss vinyl cover ‘pop’ and focus guests’ attention for the evening’s special dances, the EEL Chicago Team softly downlit the dance floor.

To put the finishing touch on Samaneh & Amir’s custom lighting and décor design, the Elegant Event Lighting Team used pin beam lighting to enhance the floral centerpieces at each of the guest tables.

Before & After Pinspots | Hilton Orrington

Samaneh & Amir’s custom lighting and decor design was beautiful and truly personalized the Heritage Ballroom for their reception!

Sweetheart Table Backdrop, White Vinyl Dance Floor Cover, Pin Spot Lighting & Uplighting | Hilton Orrington

Click here to see Samaneh & Amir’s complete Wedding Ceremony & Reception Room Transformation!


Kelsey Safran & Patrick Olin Wedding

Kelsey Safran & Patrick Olin had a beautiful Wedding Reception on Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL!

Kelsey & Patrick’s guests entered their reception through two dramatic curved ivory fabric drape entrances that were trimmed in gold.

Dramatic Curved Drape Entrance | Red Oak Ballroom - Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Once inside, a gorgeous pleated ivory fabric fairy light light backdrop welcomed guests into the Red Oak Ballroom.

Fairy Light Head Table Backdrop | Red Oak Ballroom - Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Candlelight amber uplighting illuminated the perimeter of the ballroom and coordinated perfectly with the soft glow of the backdrop’s twinkle lights.

Amber Room Uplighting & Pin Spot Flower Lighting | Red Oak Ballroom - Eaglewood Resort & Spa

The Elegant Event Lighting Team covered Eaglewood Resort & Spa’s wood dance floor with a brilliant ivory vinyl cover and overlaid Kelsey & Patrick’s custom monogram in the center.

Ivory Wedding Dance Floor & Custom Monogram | Red Oak Ballroom - Eaglewood Resort & Spa

The dance floor was softly downlit to make the vinyl cover and monogram pop!

Fairy Light Head Table Backdrop & Ivory Dance Floor | Red Oak Ballroom - Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Pin spot lighting enhanced all of the gorgeous floral table centers from Elizabeth Wray Design and the couple’s wedding cake!

Pin Spot Flower Lighting | Red Oak Ballroom - Eaglewood Resort & Spa

To put the finishing touch on Kelsey & Patrick’s custom lighting and décor design, EEL Chicago draped the two head tables and cake table with beautiful gold fabric.

Gold Fabric Table Draping | Red Oak Ballroom - Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Click here for Kelsey & Patrick’s featured post on their Room Transformation!


Amanda Susay & Steve Loesh Wedding

Amanda Susay & Steve Loesh had a gorgeous Wedding Ceremony & Reception on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at Marriott Burr Ridge in Burr Ridge, IL! Elegant Event Lighting loved working with this wonderful couple and the Susay’s to bring their lighting and décor vision to life for the ceremony and reception!

Ceremony Backdrop, Uplighting & Lighted Flower Pedestals | Marriott Burr Ridge

Amanda & Steve’s ceremony lighting and décor design began with a simple, elegant white fabric backdrop that created a beautiful setting for the back of the bridal altar. The entire length of drape was illuminated in soft white lighting.

The EEL Chicago Team also covered the ceremony stage and steps in crisp white matching fabric to compliment the fabric backdrop.

Two lighted flower pedestals highlighted Amanda & Steve’s gorgeous floral arrangements designed by Denise Walden at Walden Floral.

Ceremony Backdrop, Staging, Stage Cover, Aisle Runner & Uplighting | Marriott Burr Ridge

Amanda made her grand entrance on our double-wide white fabric aisle runner that Walden Floral lined with flower petals.

To complete the custom ceremony lighting and décor design, Elegant Event Lighting softly downlit the stage for the viewing pleasure of the couple’s guests. All of the lighting and décor elements created the perfect romantic ambiance for the ceremony.

Amanda & Steve’s guests were welcomed into the ballroom for their reception with a beautiful double layer fabric backdrop that ran floor to ceiling along the wall behind the bridal party head table. We love how the deep purple uplighting highlighted the backdrop’s fabric swags and pickups.

Head Table Backdrop, Uplighting, Ceiling Canopy & White Dance Floor | Marriott Burr Ridge

Amanda & Steve’s lighting and décor design continued with our Signature Fairy Light White Fabric Ceiling Canopy that radiated from the center of the ballroom over the dance floor.

Head Table Backdrop, Uplighting, Ceiling Canopy & White Dance Floor | Marriott Burr Ridge

To add a dramatic pop of color, the perimeter of the ballroom was bathed in deep purple uplighting.

The Elegant Event Lighting Chicago Team covered the Marriott Burr Ridge’s existing wood dance floor with a seamless, high gloss vinyl cover and overlaid Amanda & Steve’s custom carriage monogram in the center.

Head Table Backdrop, Uplighting, Ceiling Canopy & White Dance Floor | Marriott Burr Ridge

The white dance floor served as the perfect setting for the all of the night’s special dances.

Amanda & Steve’s lighting and décor design was completed with purple head table draping and two lighted flower pedestals illuminated in purple at each end of the bridal party head table.

Head Table Draping, Backdrop & Uplighting | Marriott Burr Ridge

Every detail of Amanda & Steve’s wedding lighting and décor design was perfectly tied together and completely personalized the Marriott Burr Ridge Ballroom for their wedding!

Click here to learn more about Amanda & Steve’s Wedding Ceremony & Reception Room Transformation!


Which room transformation is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!