Elegant Event Lighting Weekend in Review | July 11th-13th, 2014

July 11th-13th, 2014 was another busy wedding weekend at Elegant Event Lighting Chicago!  It was an absolute pleasure working with all of our brides and grooms to design their custom lighting and décor.   We could not be happier with how amazing the designs looked for our couple’s wedding days!

The weekend began with Siobhan Cullen & Nate Sherk’s Wedding on Friday, July 11th, 2014 at Ignite Glass Studios in Chicago, IL.  The EEL Team built a canopy of Café Globe Italian String Lights over the main dining area to create an intimate setting for the couple’s guests.

Café Globe Italian String Lights  | Ignite Glass Studios

We also incorporated Sibohan & Nate’s custom paper decorations into the lighting design and absolutely love how it personalized the space for the couple’s reception!

Café Globe Italian String Lights & Custom Paper Decorations  | Ignite Glass Studios

Lexi Sheild & Brad Nortman celebrated their “I Do’s” with family and friends on Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at The Legend at Brandybrook in Wales, WI!  Lexi & Brad’s décor design began with two ceiling canopies that radiated out from each of the chandeliers in their reception space.

The Legend at Brandybrook | Wedding Ceiling Draping

We love how the sheer ivory fabric design perfectly complimented the beautiful exposed wooden beams in the space.

Next, the EEL Team created drape walls to complete Lexi & Brad’s décor design.  The first drape wall went along the fireplace wall and created a curved entrance from the cocktail hour room for the couple’s guests.

Drape Wall | The Legend at Brandybrook

The second drape wall ran along the room’s windows and our team designed a beautiful curved entrance for each doorway.  Many thanks to Sarah Sarbacker from Cherry Blossom Events.

Wall Draping | The Legend at Brandybrook

Kathryn Kazecki & Eric Roberson 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 Elegant Event Lighting Team bathed the drape in turquoise blue.

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

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

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

The Elegant Event Lighting Team covered Elements Conference and Banquet Center’s existing wood floor with a brilliant white floor cover and overlaid Kathryn & Eric’s custom monogram in the center.  To make the high gloss floor and monogram pop, Elegant Event Lighting Chicago softly lit the dance floor with a color wash.

Twania Jones & Dennis Crawley Jr. had their Wedding Ceremony and Reception on Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn-Lombard in Glen Ellyn, IL.  Twania & Dennis were married in the Plains Ballroom in front of an elegant white double layer fabric backdrop that was bathed in soft white lighting.  The EEL Team also provided a soft ceremony stage wash to properly illuminate the couple and stage during the ceremony.  Don’t the newlyweds look stunning in front of their ceremony backdrop?

Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn-Lombard |

A gorgeous white backdrop illuminated with lavender greeted Twania & Dennis’ guests.  To put the finishing touch on the couple’s reception décor, the EEL Team lit the perimeter of the Fields Ballroom with lavender uplighting.

Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn-Lombard | Reception Backdrop & Uplighting

Congratulations to all of our couples and thank you for choosing Elegant Event Lighting to design the custom lighting and décor for your wedding day!


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