Thursday, October 9, 2008

Rebecca & Brian 05.10.08

What can I say about my very first "official" clients, and how much I appreciate them trusting me to help them plan their fabulous, downtown affair. Becca and Brian are truly a gracious and considerate couple, and such a joy to work with for 6+ months. Becca especially, is so cute, and I love that she always sends card for every possible occassion. (I even got a card for the "birth" of Sweetchic Events =)

I've been just itching to share their images, and finally, I can!

The University Club... members only! (unless you have a sponsor, which they did)


I'm no super-crafter by any means, but I was proud of these little suckers =)


I *heart* ranunculous.

The entourage.


Yes, there was a stuffed bear in the billiards room...









This picture is so dreamy... *le sigh!*








Their flowers were truly swoon-worthy, by Vale of Enna.


Cathedral Hall... is this like Hogwarts, or what?


Becca had a REALLY long aisle in which to make her grand entrance.


In a word, stunning.





Navigating the bustle... so cute!


Portraits in Millenium Park. Don't be fooled, it was chilly in May!


The famous Chicago Cloud Gate, aka "The Bean."


Then we transitioned to a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.





Meanwhile, fast and furious, we turned Cathedral Hall for the reception. The lighting made such an impact, especially when it got dark!









Becca really wanted a delicate, floral lace pattern on the cake, but the baker wasn't sure if he could replicate the look she wanted. Luckily I found some fondant molds online and had them rush-shipped to the venue, 2 days before the wedding!





I. Love. Gobos. Note the tall water-filled vases lining the front of the head-table... recycled aisle decor from the ceremony. The colorful things floating at the top are mokara orchid blossoms topped with a floating candle.


They had a choreographed first dance. And when it was over...


We got an extra special performance from the Bridal Party, lip-synching to "Sugar Pie Honey Bunch." Becca plotted and schemed with them, so it was a complete surprise for Brian!


Later, THE BEST wedding slideshow ever. Except it wasn't a slideshow. One of their groomsmen is an animator for Pixar. Need I say more? Well, I will anyways... animated video with a professional voice-over, AND a hysterical script. It. Was. Awesome!!





The party was going strong at 12:30am, and the dance floor still packed. I nearly had to (politely) push guests out the door, as the venue needed the room cleared to set up for Mother's Day brunch the next morning. Clearly, it was a memorable night for all!

What made their wedding truly special were all the "unique" elements... from the Tea Ceremony, to the surprise performance, to the best wedding non-slideshow ever. Thanks Becca & Brian!


Venue: University Club of Chicago
Photography: SecondPrint Productions
Florals: Vale of Enna
DJ: Sound Entertainment
Lighting: Frost Lighting




2 comments:

Truly Smitten said...

loverlies! I have one of my clients getting married there..NEXT WEEK! Beautiful place!

aletha :: pearls events said...

Congrats on a beautiful event!