Shades of purple, red and blue flooded the Gold Coast room at Shelly and Brian’s Drake Hotel Wedding. MDM Wedding Lighting was thrilled to join an awesome wedding vendor team to make a perfect night for this beautiful couple.

Shelly and Brian's Drake Hotel Wedding Lighting

Lighting up The Drake Hotel Wedding

“We chose The Drake for a few reasons. Brian had stayed there multiple times, when he was working in Chicago in 2008, and loved the history and the look of the hotel (not to mention their crab cakes),” said Shelly.

The Gold Coast room held over 200 guests comfortably and gave them plenty of room to dance. The food was great and the service was wonderful. The gold pillars and marble floor created a perfect canvas for the colorful uplighting.

The Drake Hotel Wedding Lighting

“Our MDM team suggested it (room color changing lights) to us during our consultation. We were impressed by its ability to change the atmosphere of the event, based on our suggestions.  It really helped us tailor our experience and make it our own.  Our color changing lights enabled us to change the lighting colors at the drop of a hat at any time during the ceremony and reception, in case we felt another color looked better or we just wanted to change it up,” said Shelly.

As the dancing began the entire room began to change color. Throughout the course of the wedding the Drake Hotel Ballroom was washed in multiple colored lights, from purple to red to blue and all the color in between. MDM’s lighting technician controlled the color and speed of the lighting and catered them to each song. It was a mesmerizing sight to see as the entire room changed colors.

The Drake Hotel Wedding Lighting Gold Coast Room

The Highlights

Shelly and Brian took their lighting one step farther by ordering pin spot lights to highlight their beautiful floral arrangements by Stemline Creative.

Pin Spotting at the Drake Hotel, Stemline Creative

“Our florist has an incredible creative spirit.  I didn’t come in knowing much about flowers.  I told him I love orchids, and I wanted an arrangement that was somewhat loose but still a little collected.  He showed me different types of flowers that would be in season and fit my color scheme and created just what Brian and I were looking for,” said Shelly.

During the ceremony MDM made the flowers glow around the aisle as Shelly walked down to her future husband. As the room was changed from the ceremony set up to the reception the pin spots were refocused to highlight eight floral centerpieces, the cake and four floral arrangements perched on pillars.

The Drake Hotel Lighting and pin spots

The pin spots highlighted the floral arrangements  so that every beautiful detail could be seen by everyone.

Take a look at how this beautiful room came together for Shelly and Brian’s Big Day!

Congratulation Shelly and Brian!! Thank you for choosing MDM to light up your day.

Ceremony Venue: The Drake Hotel
Lighting: MDM Entertainment
Planner / Coordinator: Ali Phillips of Engaging Events by Ali
Officiant: Jyoti Pandya (personal friend of the bride)
Reception Venue: The Drake Hotel
Catering: The Drake Hotel
Bakery: Amy Beck Cake Design, Amy Beck
Stationary: Clementine Ink, Jenna Plonka
Brides Attire: Frontier Raas New Delhi, India
Grooms Attire: Manyavar New Delhi, India
Photographer: Rick Aguilar Studios, Rick Aguilar
Videographer: I Do Films
Florist: Stemline Creative, Ryan Turner

For more information on lighting services for your Drake Hotel wedding contact the wedding lighting experts at MDM Entertainment today at 773.253.4986.


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