Lighting & Decor Spotlight Archives | Elegant Event Lighting

Why is Lighting So Important?

A recent article by Aja Frost at the Knot titled "What Wedding Planners Spurge and Save On" listed wedding elements that couples should budget more for. Lighting was listed as a "splurge item" and we could not agree more! From the Knot's article: '“Lighting is one of the most critical details," says Lynn Easton, founder and creative director of Easton Events. “There's no reason to have gorgeous flowers or an amazing...

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Weekend in Review: July 7-9th

Happy #FlashbackFriday! We had another wonderful weekend and wanted to share it with all of our viewers. Our weekend started off on Friday at Drury Lane with this ivory ceremony backdrop and champagne swags, illuminated with soft amber uplighting. The stage, moonsteps, & aisle runner were all covered in matching ivory fabric. Next stop: Waldorf Astoria! We loved working with Flavia at Allure Events Atelier for this...

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Wedding Wednesday: Galactic Dance Floor Wedding

Happy #WeddingWednesday to our readers! This week's blog highlights a very unique dance floor EEL Chicago's team installed on September 4th, 2016! Lauren & Azuka stole the show as they boogied on their shimmering dance floor! EEL Chicago's lighting shined down on Lauren & Azuka's dance floor and cake table. A huge thank you to: Lauren & Azuka for letting us be a part of their wedding day Anthony...

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Highlight of The Week: Crystal Chandeliers

EEL Chicago is celebrating #WeddingWednesday with a highlight of one of our favorite lighting components, hanging crystal chandeliers. We have three sizes available for our chandeliers. Our chandeliers start at 26" in diameter, and can be hung indoor and outdoors. Medium sized chandeliers are 30" in diameter featured here at Hotel Arista on April 9th, 2017. Our largest crystal chandeliers are 36" inches...

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Morton Arboretum Gingko Room

The Morton Arboretum Gingko Room was transformed on February 25th, 2017 for Beth & Matt's beautiful wedding reception. Posts spaced along the windows were decorated with fairy lights from top to bottom... ... which matched with this glowing fairy light backdrop! A white crystal love seat was placed for Beth & Matt's lounge furniture. Additional furniture was placed in the lobby! Plum purple uplighting...

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Wedding Wednesday- 9/10/16 Williams Bay, WI

Happy Wedding Wednesday! We received  beautiful photographs by Anna Guziak Photography from Kristen & John's wedding in September of 2016. This couple's unique design included  a tent decorated with cafe lights, fabric backdrops, and other decor lighting elements. Cafe Globe Lighting was strung in a design which complemented Kristen & John's decorative rings provided by their amazing florist Kelly at Fleur...

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Flashback Friday- NYE Wedding

Happy Flashback Friday! We loved this New Year's Eve Wedding 2016 for Tara & Josh at Hotel Arista in Naperville! The entire ballroom was transformed with a glowing fairy light backdrop on all four walls. A balloon drop hung above the dance floor to celebrate the new year, and incorporated colors which matched the table decor beautifully. The head table stood out with a swag design added to the backdrop, making the...

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Katie & Jeremy's Art Institute Wedding

A very unique and beautiful wedding took place on September 24th, 2016. Our team at Elegant Event Lighting was honored being a part of Katie & Jeremy's special day at the Art Institute of Chicago! We love this space and the story behind the couple's choice in decor! Guests were full of smiles as they watched Katie enter the ceremony in her beautiful wedding dress. A white fabric backdrop with dark amber...

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ILEA Chicago Holiday Party

With the incredible transformation of brand new The Hive On Hubbard, Chicago's Premier Private Events Venue & Business Center, EEL Chicago and other vendors worked together to create the ILEA Holiday Party.  On December 6th our crew arrived at The Hive On Hubbard to contribute decor for the night. The center columns of the space were decorated with Gold Fabric swags and illuminated with soft amber lighting, masked...

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Lally Eaglewood Resort Wedding- "floating cake"
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Lally Eaglewood Resort Wedding- "floating cake"

Elegant Event Lighting had the pleasure of working with Christi and Taylor Lally on August 27th, 2016 at the Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca with a highlight of a "floating cake" after the ceremony. Our team suspended the cake inside a sheer champagne canopy accented with beautiful floral from Elizabeth Wray Design. The cake was illuminated with pin beam lighting and placed on a seemless white vinyl dance floor. The...

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