Modern Chic Style Wedding #monthoflove
This week during the #MonthOfLove Vanessa LeWinter with Liven It Up Events and Entertaining Company’s Regan Tate put their thoughts together on how to create a Modern Chic Wedding. Vanessa and Regan consider a Modern Wedding to be linear, white, smooth, airy, and hip.
Some of our favorite venues that lend themselves to the Modern Chic Style Wedding are~ Chicago Illumination Company, Chez, Morgan Manufacturing, Hellenic Museum, Room 1520, Ignite Glass Studios and Greenhouse Loft. In order to create this wedding, lets talk about how to build this wedding from the ground up!
Mostly white, some black or charcoal grey with metallics and a pop of color and as much lucite and white lacquer as possible!
Dress the Table
For the Modern Chic Wedding, table set ups are clean and minimal. Square tables or white lacquered long tables or mirrored table tops are recommended. Ghost chairs, Lucite chivari chairs or white laquered benches are fantastic. An after dinner lounge is often set up in white with bright colored and textured accents including leather and sequins. Modern flatware, stemless glassware, if you use a charger, it should be clear glass and a clean white or black napkin.
Floral and Decor
Keep it minimal and clean. Using floating candles in various height cylinder vases, with submerged floral elements. Minimal colors in any of the flowers, white would be preferred and more candles, the better.
Presentation of Food:
Embracing Your Inner Foodie, Light and Bright Hors d’oeuvres: Arctic Char with Dill Aioli on Pumpernickel Cracker, Shrimp Shumei, Scallion Crepe with TofuDinner Service: Seated PlatedFirst Course: Salad with Cheese Terrine with Bruschetta “Cracker”, no bread basket
Entree: Black Salt Crusted Steakhouse Steak or Seabass Wrapped in Banana leaf
Think outside the box, How about musicians from a local Arts School?
Ceremony: A DJ can live spin while you walk down a runway inspired aisle or have a string quartet play rap songs or current pop hits.
Cocktails: Hire a violinist to play alongside a DJ for cocktail hour.
Reception: A local celebrity DJ like DJ Rock City or a band that gives you a modern take on the traditional wedding band like The Chicago Players or Greenlight!
Clean lines and simple calligraphy or go Modern Sustainable with Paperless Post
Escort cards: Use technology instead – text seat assignments directly to guests en route or have screens to indicate guest seating.