Emily & Devin’s Hotel Arista Wedding | August 2nd, 2014

Emily Schwabero & Devin Kowal hosted their gorgeous Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Hotel Arista in Naperville, IL.  Emily & Devin were such a fun couple to work with and we loved creating their custom lighting and décor design for their wedding day!

Emily & Devin’s ceremony décor began with a soft, elegant white fabric backdrop.  The backdrop ran floor to ceiling and was illuminated in soft white uplighting. Emily & Devin were married underneath a gorgeous four-post white fabric sheer bridal canopy.  The four legs and the interior of the canopy were softly illuminated for the viewing pleasure of the couple’s guests.

Hotel Arista Ceremony | Backdrop and Bridal Canopy

Emily made her grand entrance on our white fabric aisle runner.  We absolutely love the flower petals and candles that the couple’s florist used to line the aisle!  Elegant Event Lighting Chicago also covered the stage in crisp white fabric to tie together all of ceremony décor components.

Hotel Arista Ceremony | Backdrop and Bridal Canopy

Emily & Devin’s ceremony lighting and décor created a romantic ambiance — perfect for the couple to share their first kiss!


The Elegant Event Lighting Chicago Team draped the pre-function lobby credenza in white fabric.  This décor element beautifully highlighted the couple’s flowers, candle accents and guest place cards.

Hotel Arista | Credenza Draping

As Emily & Devin’s guests entered into the reception, they were greeted with a beautiful white fabric backdrop that ran along the entire length of the ballroom’s back wall.  The backdrop and the other three walls of the ballroom were bathed in lavender uplighting.

Hotel Arista | White Dance Floor & Monogram

Hotel Arista Wedding

The EEL Team covered Hotel Arista’s wood dance floor in a seamless, high-gloss white vinyl cover and overlaid Emily & Devin’s custom monogram in the center.  To make the white vinyl cover and monogram pop, the dance floor was softly illuminated with lavender and soft blush pink lighting.

Hotel Arista Ceremony | White Dance Floor & Monogram

Entourage kept the dance floor packed throughout the evening and Elegant Event Lighting Chicago used color wash lighting to highlight their performance!

Hotel Arista | White Dance Floor & Monogram

It was an absolute pleasure working with Emily & Devin to turn their wedding lighting and décor vision into a reality!  We also loved working with Emily & Devin’s planner, Nicole Zenner of LK Events, who helped us coordinate all of the details for the couple’s big day!

Emily & Devin — it was an honor to be a part of your wedding and the entire team at Elegant Event Lighting Chicago wishes you all the best as you begin your married life together!

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