Little girls always dream of what their wedding day will be like. The picture varies from girl to girl, but one thing remains the same: it’s their dream. Part of this beautiful bride’s dream was to have gorgeous centerpieces and wedding lanterns suspended over her dance floor.

Chicago Wedding Lighting

Even when that little girl goes from dress-up to the real dress, the need for your special day to be everything you dreamed it would be never fades. With the right lighting, some great centerpieces, and of course your prince charming, any bride can make that dream into a reality. That is just what Alison Ortega did this past weekend when she married her best friend, Chuck Prochaska.

Wedding Tent Lighting

The reception took place at an outdoor pavilion at Marriott Lincolnshire Resort. Alison envisioned a garden party feel for her reception. The bride chose to create a warm glow and a whimsical atmosphere in the tent through the use of amber uplighting and hanging wedding lanterns coordinated with her wedding color scheme. The tall pained windows made for a perfect setting for the soft, romantic glow created by the amber up- lights. The wedding lanterns over the dance floor added a unique design element into the decor and created a magical area for the bride and groom to dance the night away with the special people in their lives.

Chicago Wedding Lighting

Chicago Wedding Lighting

The centerpieces, designed by Romance in Blooms, complimented the earthy tones of the wedding color scheme. Floral designer Kathleen Kreher, was really excited to create floral pieces that matched the dream garden party that Alison had in mind.

“Alison had a very good idea of what she wanted…flowers in a wood container, lush and full!”

Chicago Floral Design

Kreher used 14 different types of flowers, including orange dahlias, cottage yarrow, garden roses and “viking” daisies that have a brown center.

From the twigged vases, to the natural escort cards with bird cages, all the way up to the latern-touched celing, Alison’s garden party dream reception came to life.

Make your wedding reception dreams into a reality with the help of MDM Entertainment. For more information on wedding lanterns or uplighting for your dream wedding reception contact us at 773.253.4986 or click here to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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