When getting married in the Modern Wing of Chicago’s Art Institute, the finest of details are very important. A custom 100-foot long & 6-foot wide damask runner was sewn to complement the architecture of Griffin Court. Arrangements of ruby red mokara orchids topped stark white pillars. The minimal decor made the runner the main focal point… until the Bride stepped into the room! The Bride carried a bouquet made solely of black magic red roses, while her Maid of Honor was crowned with petite roses. The Groom and his Best Man wore simple mokara orchid boutonnieres. Alternating rows of escort cards and rose petals greeted the guests and directed them to their tables… which were named after streets of Chicago where the couple met, lived and made memories together. The reception was held in the Terzo Piano. Tables mimicked the geometry of Griffin Court in the long, thin dimensions. Linear arrangements of rose paves and flickering pillar candles accented the custom table runners. No mere coincidence that the runners matched the wedding aisle runner! Condsidering not a seat was occupied after dinner, the dance floor was a crucial element of the evening. Gobos designed using the couple’s damask print highlighted either side of the space. You couldn’t miss DJ Sye behind the patterned glowing DJ both. Guests could take a break from dancing for a breath of fresh air on Bluhm Terrace. Programs from the ceremony, along with fresh floral accents & faux candles made the space enchanting… and the skyline view wasn’t too shabby either! Professional wedding photography by Olivia Leigh Photographie.