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Allison & John's Wedding at Morgan Manufacturing
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Allison & John's Wedding at Morgan Manufacturing

Oh, what a beautiful wedding.  Couple: Allison & John | Venue: Morgan Manufacturing  Planner: Julie B Events Photographer: Maypole Studios We love working at Morgan MFG - it is a gorgeous industrial canvas that allows for warm tones & lots of creativity in design. Allison looked stunning walking down the aisle. Ivory entrance draping was the perfect way to separate the ceremony space. Introducing the...

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Catherine & David's Wedding at The Peninsula Chicago
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Catherine & David's Wedding at The Peninsula Chicago

Oh, How We Love Lighting! Couple: Catherine & David | Venue: The Peninsula Chicago Photographer: Angela Renee Photography | Planner: The Creative Planners  Florist: Anthony Gowder Designs The room was illuminated for Catherine & David's reception at The Peninsula Chicago. Floral Lighting was a great accent to these beautiful Anthony Gowder center pieces. Catherine & David looked so magical...

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Brian & Kelly's Wedding at Chicago Chicago Botanic Garden
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Brian & Kelly's Wedding at Chicago Chicago Botanic Garden

We've been missing summer... ...So we decided to relive it in today's blog post. Couple: Brian & Kelly | Wedding Date: June 30th, 2017 Venue: Chicago Botanic Garden | Photographer: Colin Lyons Photography We loved the glowing Crystal Chandelier & Cafe Globe Lighting over Brian & Kelly's dance floor! Take a look at more of EEL Chicago's work at Chicago Botanic Garden...

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Who Says We Only Party On The Weekend?

Last week was full of fun lighting for our team at EEL Chicago! We want to thank Eli at ESE Lifestyle for incorporating EEL Chicago's lighting at their event at the Soho House Chicago. Amber patterned lighting & uplighting looked great in this unique space. Mid-America Club on Halloween! We loved the orange and purple uplighting throughout the space. Thank you so much to Keri at Anthony Gowder Designs for letting us...

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Northwestern Reunion

EEL and S2D2 were honored to work with the Northwestern University Reunion Committee to bring lighting, draping and DJ entertainment to the campus in Evanston. In Deering Meadow the tent was illuminated with dark purple overlaid with white dots. We also made sure guests could see up the walk way to Deering Library and we created an inviting environment with overhead string lighting for guests to enjoy the night air. DJ...

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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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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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Cut Loose for Lincoln

On March 4th, DJ Jay Sims & EEL Chicago set out for a fundraising event in honor of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. This event was held at Gallery 1028 in Chicago where EEL Chicago installed cafe globe lighting to illuminate the space. Here we have DJ Jay with Cathy, one of the parents, who chaired this gala for Lincoln Elementary! Lots of great 80s music, dancing and money raised! A huge thank you...

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Venutis Wedding | January 28th, 2017

On January 28th, 2017 our EEL Chicago team set out to decorate Venuti's in Addison for a wedding ceremony & reception. A beautiful white fabric backdrop uplit with white lighting was decorated with vertical fairy lights to glow behind the altar. We loved this unique monogram design enhancing the seamless white dance floor and illuminated with a white dance floor wash! A sheer canopy design with fairy lights...

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Wedding Wednesday | Morgan Manufacturing

Happy Wedding Wednesday! We spent our Saturday working with Fragrant Design and Joyce Pollakoff Events at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago! EEL Chicago incorporated many elements of lighting throughout Morgan Manufacturing, as well as a drape wall to close the ceremony area in for guests. Amber uplighting glowed throughout the perimeter of the space. Fragrant Design's decorative ring with crystal chandeliers was...

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