This ethereal secret garden wedding style shoot took place at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Downtown Chicago and highlighted the juxtaposition of structural, geometric elements with soft, Pantone touches. Lynzie Hazan from bonphotage bespoke photography, and the fab team that created this shoot, wanted to contrast the white minimalistic grand staircase with the ivy-covered, secret garden escape hidden in the courtyard behind the museum.
Wrap It Up Events styled this look to be soft and feminine but with unique, unexpected touches. This blue and pink are a pretty combination that’s eye-catching and lovely. Floral linens and colored glass added a bit of vintage flare. And silver accents with clear ghost chairs kept the tablescape modern and updated. The same design idea carried over to the cake table. A rustic wooden table, milk glass cake stand, and pretty greenery paired with a contemporary cake with sculptural details.
The cake, by Amy Beck Cake Design, was white with a modern geometric print and soft Pantone inspired sugar flowers to complement the overall aesthetic. Ethan Lord Jewelers provided on-trend jewelry including a delicate rose gold engagement ring and matching delicate drop earrings.
The bride wore two looks. The first look was a long, romantic chiffon pink and white skirt by Sweet Caroline Styles combined with the modern and edgy look of a crop, lace-up back top. The lace-up back crop top added a special element and delicacy to the overall theme. The second look was a mint colored chiffon skirt in color and a sleeveless top in cream with an illusion neckline and tattoo lace. Both looks work with gold, lace up Christian Louboutin heels.
The groom wore a heather gray Hugo Boss suit. The tablescape by Nimble Well was a refined rustic with pale blue and pink glassware and linens to compliment the blue flowers that they were lucky to have available in the spring.
The floral focus was on unstructured and asymmetrical design. Large lush blossoms of garden roses and peonies were accented by the petite seasonal and ephemeral white japonica, pale blue delphinium and green hellebores. The bridal bouquet was designed with that “freshly” picked aesthetic. And the unique floral pocket square echoes that sentiment, almost as if the button dahlias are growing organically from the groom’s suit.
The tablescape, in keeping with the theme, highlights the trendy combination of blush and pale blue using the soft tones of blue delphinium and muscari as its foil to the blush pink and ivories.
Studio M Creations designed a pink, blue and white invitation suite to complement the vintage napkins. Metallic lined envelopes brought out the mercury glass tabletop elements. They also designed custom flower cutouts for styling and a unique touch.
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Photographer: bonphotage | Cake Designer: Amy Beck Cake Design LLC | Jewelry: Ethan Lord Jewelers | Floral Designer: Flowers for Dreams | Hair Stylist: Gabrielle Post Image Consultant | Equipment Rentals: Hall’s Rentals | Model: Hunter Zank | Model: Mayra Pena | Reception Venue: MCA Museum of Contemporary Art | Makeup Artist: MK Merona | Heirlooms and extras: Nimble Well | Invitation Designer: Studio M Creations | Dress Designer: Sweet Caroline Styles | Design and Decor: Wrap it up | Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss | Submitted via Two Bright Lights