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Elegant Event Lighting Chicago Year in Review | Room Transformations

We cannot believe our 2014 Year in Review Blog Series is coming to an end! We’ve had fun recapping some 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!


Brittany Mangano & Michael Apa Wedding

We absolutely loved getting to know Brittany & Michael while working with them to turn their lighting and décor dreams into a reality for their Wedding on Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, IL!

The EEL Chicago Team adorned each side of the aisle with white sheer fabric for the couple’s Ceremony at St. Issac Jogues Catholic Church in Hinsdale, IL. We love the elegant touch that the draping added to the ceremony décor!

St. Issac Jogues Catholic Church | Ceremony Draping

Brittany & Michael’s room transformation began with a beautiful, pleated fabric drape wall that ran along the room’s air wall divider and was illuminated with warm amber uplighting.

Drape Wall | Drury Lane

The Elegant Event Lighting Team enhanced Brittany & Michael’s gorgeous floral centerpieces with pin beam lighting and illuminated the perimeter of the ballroom with warm amber uplighting.

Amber Perimeter Uplighting & Pin Spot Lighting | Drury Lane

Our Signature Fairy Light Backdrop adorned the wall behind the couple’s bridal party head table and added a soft, romantic ambiance to the ballroom.

Signature Fairy Light Head Table Backdrop | Drury Lane

EEL Chicago also covered Drury Lane’s existing wood dance floor with a seamless, high-gloss vinyl ivory cover and overlaid Brittany & Michael’s custom monogram in the center.

Ivory Dance Floor, Custom Monogram & Fairy Light Backdrop | Drury Lane

To make the vinyl cover and monogram pop, the dance floor was softly downlit.

Click here to see Brittany & Michael’s complete Wedding Ceremony and Reception Room Transformation.


Samantha Martirano & Nick Giacobbe Wedding

Sam & Nick worked with our designers to bring their lighting and décor ideas to life for their Wedding Reception on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at Venuti’s in Addison, IL!

Elegant Event Lighting designed the white sheer wall draping embedded with fairy twinkle lights that divided the Venezia and Volare Ballrooms.

Fairy Light Drape Wall Signature Double Starburst Ceiling Canopy | Grand Ballroom - Venuti's

Sam & Nick’s guests entered into the reception through two drape entrances that were trimmed with turquoise blue fabric.

As guests made their way into the Verona Ballroom after Cocktail Hour, they were greeted with our signature Crystal Curtain Backdrop behind the bridal party head table that was illuminated with crisp, white uplighting to make the crystals glisten!

Ceiling Canopy, Crystal Curtain Backdrop & White Dance Floor | Venuti's

EEL Chicago designed the beautiful ceiling canopy embedded with fairy twinkle lights that stretched across the entire Verona Ballroom.

Starburst Ceiling Canopy, Crystal Curtain Backdrop & White Dance Floor with Monogram Overlay | Grand Ballroom - Venuti's

The couple shared their first dance on a brilliant, white seamless dance floor! To put the finishing touch on their room transformation, the EEL Team overlaid Sam & Nick’s custom monogram in the center of the dance floor.

Click here to see Sam & Nick’s complete room transformation.


Kathryn Kazecki & Eric Roberson Wedding

Kathryn & Eric hosted their beautiful Wedding Reception on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at Elements Conference & Banquet Center in Orland Park, IL!

Kathryn & Eric’s family and friends were welcomed into the Grand Ballroom with a dramatic white sheer fabric starburst ceiling canopy which radiated from the center of the room.

Ceiling Draping, Wall Draping & Uplighting | Elements Conference & Banquet Center

The entire perimeter of the Grand Ballroom was draped with decorative pleated white fabric that ran from floor to ceiling. The entire length of the drape was bathed in turquoise blue uplighting.

Ceiling Draping, Wall Draping & Uplighting | Elements Conference & Banquet Center

To bring focus and attention to the head table, the EEL Chicago Team created a more ornate draping design behind the head table that incorporated gorgeous swags and valences.

Elegant Event Lighting covered Element’s existing wood dance floor with a brilliant white vinyl cover and overlaid Kathryn & Eric’s custom monogram in the center. To make the high gloss floor and monogram pop, we softly lit the dance floor with a color wash to complete the couple’s room transformation!

White Dance Floor & Custom Monogram | Elements Conference & Banquet Center

Click here to learn more about Kathryn & Eric’s room transformation. 


Tish Corbine & Aqui Rodriguez Wedding

Tish & Aqui worked with our designers to personalize the loft space at Chicago Urban Art Society for their Wedding Reception on Saturday, October 4th, 2014!

Before | Chicago Urban Art Society

Elegant Event Lighting began the room transformation of Chicago Urban Art Society with a sheer white fabric draping design. Gorgeous fabric swags stretched from the sides and ceiling to the room’s four center columns.

After | Chicago Urban Art Society

Our team also designed simple, elegant fabric draping that adorned the room’s window wall.

Draping & Amber Uplighting | Chicago Urban Art Society

Warm amber uplighting illuminated the draping elements and perimeter of the room. We love how the uplighting created the perfect romantic ambiance and put the finishing touch on Tish & Aqui’s custom lighting and décor design.

Click here to see Tish & Aqui’s wedding lighting and décor room transformation.


Angie Moloney & Andrew Weckerly Wedding

Angie & Andrew hosted their Star Wars themed Wedding Reception on Saturday, August 16th, 2014 at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL!

Angie & Andrew’s guests entered the reception through a pleated black fabric drape entrance.

Drape Opening | The Morton Arboretum

The room transformation into a galaxy far, far away began with black star drop wall draping around the perimeter of the Gingko Room.

Star Drop Drape Wall and Pin Spots | Morton Arboretum

Brilliant white lights throughout the draping created the stars for the galaxy. We love how this décor element created the perfect ambiance for the reception.

Star Drop Wall Draping | Star Wars Wedding

Our team also used pin spot lighting to highlight the wedding cake and the groom’s cake!

Wedding Cake Pin Spot Lighting | Morton Arboretum

How amazing in the Ewok Groom’s Cake?

Ewok Groom's Cake | Star Wars Wedding

To put the finishing touch on Angie & Andrew’s lighting and décor design, the EEL Team shined the couple’s custom Death Star monogram on the dance floor!

Death Star Monogram - Star Wars Wedding | Morton Arboretum

Click here to see Angie & Andrew’s complete Star Wars themed room transformation.


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

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