There are so many things to love about this beautifully bold, multi-cultural wedding that it is hard to know where to begin! We adore the audaciousness of rich cerise playfully streaming through both the Indian and Western festivities. We swoon over the rich floral mandap and copper-gold sequins adding a modern glam twist throughout. Planning this flawlessly executed “two-in-one” wedding is Strictly Weddings partner, Bliss Weddings and Events who infused Nilay and Becky’s celebration with chic, high style and big fun. Capturing the love and excitement of this free spirited pair in complete authenticity with their impeccable eye is Strictly Weddings partner, Studio This Is.
Photos and more on this new featured wedding!
For Chicago residents, the Trump International Hotel & Tower is cherished as an architectural masterpiece affording arguably the most breathtaking, unobstructed views of the city. For the discerning bride, it is an all-inclusive luxury experience where she and her guests are perfectly pampered from the moment they arrive. “Our brides are our top priority,” says Director of Catering, Cyndi Rosenberg. “At the very beginning of the planning process, they are assigned a catering manager who will be with them from start to finish, providing them exclusive attention as their absolute dream wedding unfolds,” explains Cyndi. From the beautifully appointed guest suites, world class dining options to the awe inspiring ballroom views, Strictly Weddings shares the many reasons why we are madly in love with our partner Chicago’s Trump Hotel as the ultimate location for a high class, big city destination wedding.
World Class Weddings at the Trump
Rising an impressive 1,361 feet, the Trump International Hotel and Tower is the tallest residential building in North America, and a prominent fixture on the Chicago Skyline. The gorgeous, glass-clad skyscraper steps back at different floors to match the scale of neighboring structures. At the tower’s base, a landscaped promenade descends three levels until it meets the Chicago River — making this the first major building in Chicago’s central business district to take full advantage of its waterfront location. We are convinced that the views alone make the Trump hotel one of the most memorable locales one could wish for on their wedding day. The images below give but a glimpse of the Trump experience, featuring high style brides from a recent shoot by the ultra-talented Carasco Photography for ChicagoStyle Weddings magazine.
Five Luxury Weddings at Chicago’s Trump Hotel
Join us as we dream of the day in the life of a Trump bride; pampered with all the luxury comforts a world class hotel affords and completely at ease knowing a seasoned wedding team will care for your every detail. On this delightful journey, Strictly Wedding explores five weddings depicting the incomparable beauty of the Chicago Trump’s event spaces. The grand ballroom (seating 295 guest) is surrounded with soaring 24 ft. floor-to-ceiling windows affording panoramic views of the city skyline and Lake Michigan. As seen in our first four wedding designs below, the circular layout of the space creates an opportunity for creative decor environments such as (Strictly Weddings partner) Kehoe Designs‘ custom crafted rounded dance floor. For more intimate gatherings, such as our last wedding shown in this set, the Grand Salon (seating 95 guests) provides an equally amazing backdrop of Chicago’s Iconic Wrigley Building Clock Tower, Chicago River and Lake Michigan views. “Given its unique view, this is such a special space for our smaller events whether a rehearsal dinner, intimate celebration, or post wedding brunch,” says Cyndi.
(Set of four images: photos by Nakai Photography)
And for the Grand Finale…
Now, imagine yourself a Chicago summertime bride… sipping on a glass of champagne as you watch this sunset drift below the horizon. Afterwards, enjoy a warm breeze on the renown eastside terrace for a perfect view of Navy Pier’s magical fireworks display, set to go off at 10:15 pm every Saturday evening from Memorial Day to Labor Day. “The views of the Chicago fireworks are truly second to none,” adds Cyndi. “It is such a special moment for a bride and groom as they retreat on to an outdoor terrace while the rest of the party experiences all the magic from our expansive window views.”
(Top & Bottom: photos via Trump Hotel Chicago’s Facebook page!)
For More Information
If you’d like to inquire about hosting your wedding at Chicago’s Trump International Hotel and Tower, contact the catering coordinator at 312.588.8059 or email email@example.com. The hotel offers a number of customized wedding packages to personalize your stay and to provide guests with the best of Chicago’s world class offerings. “Brides are greeted in the lobby and are given the utmost special care,” says Cyndi, “treated with little surprises from the moment they walk into their suite until the time they return after a big night of celebration.” For all these reasons and more, Strictly Weddings is convinced that the Trump Hotel in Chicago could not be a more luxurious or memorable location for your Chicago destination wedding… or honeymoon, if you prefer!
As the summer bridal season heats up, Strictly Weddings takes a cool, refreshing look ahead to our 2014 fall and winter wedding inspirations. Our expert is Kehoe Designs creative director, Bridget Frizzie, who will feature two forecasted trends. Kehoe is a partner from StrictlyWeddings Chicago. With her finger on the pulse of color and design trends, Bridget and her team draw on the most exquisite happenings in the world of high style, blending it with classic bridal beauty and their signature point of view. We invite you to enjoy this special sneak peak of 2014 Fall & Winter wedding looks!
Fall Wedding | ‘Second Spring’
“Like a fine art painting or the majestic landscapes of a forest in autumn bloom, this traditional palette gets invigorated and energized for Fall weddings with the addition of copper ore, rose gold and molten gold accents,” says Frizzie. Our wedding story is inspired by Yves Saint Laurent Couture Lacquer ‘Spicy Collection’ which draws on the romance of natural earth tones -cayenne, ox blood, yellow ochre and soft blush- bound by a glittering 24 carat liquid gold. “We see cayenne orange playing a leading role, bridging a color spectrum that continues to push forward deeper, richer reds, like ox blood pigmented with its signature brown undertone,” continues Bridget. The mood is anchored in the comfort of longevity; colors taking you back to earth. It’s equally a celebration of Fall’s color explosion; autumn expressed as a ‘second Spring’ when every leaf is like a flower. We pair our look with a number of couture wedding gowns from last years’ runways, which are only now truly coming on to the scene with a continued emphasis on metallic golds. For Kehoe Designs, this 2014 autumn inspiration is an opportunity to take traditional Fall colors and adapt them to a more sophisticated, fashion forward world.
WINTER WEDDING | FROZEN TUNDRA
“Our 2014 Winter Wedding inspiration is about capturing a feeling of the untainted northern hemisphere enhanced by wood that is aged in a gray stain. It’s wild and free yet delicate with a quietness that is oh so feminine,” describes Bridget. This lens has no hard edges, evoking the fantasy of whimsical winters with pale blush and lavender floral warmed by soft, cozy suedes and plush furs. “Set designed to mirror emotional landscapes of our northern most tundra, this mood takes off where farmhouse left off. It speaks to rustic interiors yet the palette is soft and transparent as if you veiled a local winter garden in billowing sheer curtains,” adds Bridget. Last year’s ice blue gives way to lavender and rosy nudes, a beautiful natural complement to a base of gray and rich, warm browns. “As designers, what we love about this Winter wedding mood is its feeling of ‘easy opulence,’ where Mongolian fur, champagne lusters, and layers of chiffon meet rustic elements of the northern great outdoors.”