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Melissa & Joshua’s Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Wedding | December 12th, 2015

Melissa Cannata & Joshua Friedlander had a beautiful Wedding Ceremony & Reception on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, IL!  It was a pleasure working with this wonderful couple and their coordinator, Shannon Gonzalez from Five Grain Events!

Elegant Event Lighting created a custom lighting design to personalize the lobby for the couple’s ceremony!  The brick and side walls were illuminated with soft amber floral pattern lighting.

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We love the depth and dimension that this lighting element added to the walls in the ceremony space!

Pattern Lighting | Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

For the viewing pleasure of the couple’s guests, the EEL Chicago Team softly downlit the Chuppah.  The couple’s florist, Kelly Marie Thompson from Fleur Chicago, accented the Chuppah with gorgeous flowers!

Pattern Lighting | Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Pattern Lighting | Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

To add a touch of glamour to the couple’s reception, Elegant Event Lighting Chicago hung three beautiful crystal chandeliers over the dance floor!

Crystal Chandeliers | Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Crystal Chandeliers | Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Thank you to Heather DeCamp Photography for the gorgeous photos of Melissa & Joshua’s Wedding!


Here’s what Melissa & Joshua had to say about Elegant Event Lighting on The Knot:

“It was such a pleasure working with Elegant Event Lighting for our wedding in December! Jay was really helpful and easily accessible during the planning phase. I was initially reluctant to pay the extra money for special lighting, but we are so happy that we did; it made all of the difference. We used patterned lighting of flowers in our ceremonial space at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and it made the room look absolutely breathtaking. Also Jay suggested to me that we use chuppah lighting, and my photographer was greatly relieved about this. When she initially saw the space without the lighting, she was concerned how she was going to capture our faces. She made a point to tell me about how important it was that we had this lighting. We also rented three chandeliers for the dance floor (also suggested by Jay), and it gave the room such an elegant appeal. I also was really impressed by EEL’s set up team. I didn’t realize how many people were required to set up these lights. They were running around busily and efficiently for hours. Our wedding coordinator said “we’ve got the A team working here!” We’re so happy to have hired EEL for our wedding!”


Melissa & Joshua – thank you again for choosing Elegant Event Lighting to be a part of your special day!  We wish you all the best as you begin your journey as husband and wife!

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