A DJ, a rock band and a heartwarming first dance was all it took for Cristi and Jeff to enjoy their Hilton Indian Lake Resort Wedding reception. The music was diverse, the lighting made a statement and the guests could not be happier in this unique, spacious wedding venue.

Cristi and Jeff's First Dance at Indian Lake Hilton Wedding

Lighting up the Venue

With Cristi and Jeff’s love for country music, the Hilton Indian Lake Resort supplied a wonderful classic and rustic look for their wedding reception. The Hilton Indian Lake Resort is a beautiful space with high castle point ceilings and exposed brick walls. Combining two banquet rooms into one, gave Cristi and Jeff enough room for all of their guests and a huge dance floor for their monogram gobo.

Cristi and Jeffs Indian Lake Hilton Wedding

Dance Floor at the Indian Lake Hilton Wedding

Cristi and Jeff's Gobo

Cristi’s centerpieces were glowing under MDM’s pin spot lighting which made each table stand out. While some of the centerpieces were lovely candles others were tall and powerful white Calla Lillies that stood out from white bouquets. The lights really highlighted the white flowers.

Indian Lake Hilton Wedding Pin spot Lighting

Indian Lake Hilton Wedding Centerpieces

When Cristi and Jeff’s bridal party was announced the room was lit with a slight golden glow with uplights, but as the newly wed couple walked in the lights turned bright red. The lighting reflected the excitement in the room as Cristi and Jeff walked into pure celebration to “Kick Start My Heart” by Motley Crue.

Indian Lake Hilton Wedding Uplighting

A Special First Dance

“Jeff had never danced. Never! For Christmas he surprised Cristi with dance lessons. He wanted to show just how uncomfortable he would make himself to give Cristi the wedding of her dreams.”

Dancing to “Must Be Doing Something Right” by Billy Currington, Cristi and Jeff shared a beautiful choreographed first dance. It was a wonderful moment that brought a tear to your eye. Below is a video of their first dance and reception dance floor we just had to share!

Cristi said they practiced two days a week for over three months to get every move down perfectly at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Mokena, IL. The song was inspired by Jeff’s playlist and meant a lot to the couple.

 “Jeff used to play the song for Cristi all of the time. The part in the song where it says ” and closed those deep blue need you eyes” really sums it all up. Must be doin’ somethin’ right!!!”

Cristi and Jeffs Indian Lake Hilton Wedding First Dance

Sharing the Dance Floor With The Breakfast Club

Now while turntables are our forte, MDM got the pleasure of sharing the spotlight with The Breakfast Club, a 80’s rock band. They got the crowd started with “Centerfold” by  J. Geils Band and MDM’s wedding DJ Marty B kept the party going with today’s top hits and a few country favorites as requested by the Bridal Party.

The Breakfast Club at Indian Lake Hilton Wedding

The Breakfast Club

“We wanted to share our level of happiness and excitement throughout the entire day. We chose a band and a dj to keep the energy level at its peak and keep our guests entertained throughout the night. And judging from the tired sweaty bodies and very sore feet on the dance floor… Mission Accomplished!!”

There was something for everyone! Mohawks and zebra pants for the hard rockers, “Every Man of Mine,” for the Shania Twain fans and “Tintanium” and “Moves Like Jagger” for the Top 40 crowd.

Indian Lake Hilton Wedding Dance Floor

Cristi at her Indian Lake Hilton Wedding

Chicago Wedding Lighting at The Indian Lake Hilton

Cristi and Jeff's Dance Floor at Indian Lake Hilton Wedding

It was a great party and a wonderful celebration MDM was happy to be a party of! Congrats Cristi and Jeff!!

For more information about how MDM Entertainment can help you with your Indian Lake Hilton wedding contact us today at (773) 253-4986.

Ceremony Venue: St. Mary Parish, Buffalo Grove, IL
Officiate: Father Dan Whiteside
Ceremony Musicians: Mary Pietro
Reception Venue: Hilton Indian Lakes Resort, Bloomingdale, IL
Stationary: BasicInvite.com
Brides Attire: Jasmine Bridal, Lombard, IL
Photographer: Victoria Sprung
Videographer: Michael Hendzel
Hair and Makeup: Wendycityfaces.com
Transportation: Absolute Dream Limo, Oak Forest, IL
Florist: Natural Beauties Floral Design, Chicago, IL
Photo Booth: MDM Entertainment
Entertainment: MDM Entertainment/ The Breakfast Club
Lighting: MDM Entertainment
Linens: Chair Covers by Sylwia, Willow Springs, IL

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