This is such a spectacular wedding that we are honored to share via Strictly Weddings fabulous Chicago partner, Simply Perfect Events. The lovely couple endearingly met through their children. Jeannine and Mike both had children from previous marriages. Their sons had been playing hockey together for some time. Jeannine and Mark knew of each other and had chatted on occasion, but one day, something clicked… and then it all started.
When deciding upon their wedding, Jeannine had a very clear idea of what she wanted: swanky, contemporary, fun, and purple!! Jeannine and Mike are incredibly stylish and like to stand out. They wanted a party unlike any other they had seen or attended. Guests were greeted by custom acrylic seating scrolls accented by handing orchids. All of their guests were treated to a lounge experience from ceremony, to dinner, and into dancing. Guests watched the two exchange vows from love seats and plush lounge chairs during a romantic ceremony in the round, and those pieces were reset around furniture dining tables for dinner. A 5 foot wide chiffon drum suspended from the ceiling held 5 crystal chandeliers added a glow to the room. Guests enjoyed a 4 course meal with their choice of filet or sea bass. A live vocalist wandered through the tables and on the upper level singing through dinner and into dancing. Later in the evening, Julian “Jumpin” Perez, and professional mix DJ with a Chicago radio station, packed the dance floor with custom mixes. The evening ended with passed late night snacks and sweets and a cappuccino bar. Everyone was sent home with an individually packed More Cupcake.
Venue: River East Art Center, Chicago, IL / Caterer: Blue Plate Catering, Chicago, IL
Décor/Furniture: HMR Designs– Rishi Patel, Chicago, IL / Lighting: Frost Lighting, Chicago, IL
Photography: David Wittig Photography. Chicago, IL
Entertainment: Diva Montell (Live badn and vocal) and Julian “Jumpin” Perez (DJ/Mixer), Chicago, IL
Wedding Coordinator: Simply Perfect by Melissa, Melissa Phillips, Chicago, IL
Wedding Dress: Peter Langer, Ulitmate Bride, Chicago, IL / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Chicago, IL
Wedding Cake: Take the Cake, Chicago, IL / Menu Cards: Elizabeth Grace Paperie and Gifts
Videography: Watermark Studios, Chicago, IL / Favors: More Cupcakes, Chicago, IL
Hair: Kuklas 2 Beauty Lounge, Addison, IL / Make-up: Angela Castonzo, Atlanta, GA