A. has known bride L. since they were sorority sisters over 10 years ago (don’t do the math, it is depressing!), and after they ran into each other at an event and A. met L.’s bride-to-be N., A. offered to help create a modern, sleek look for their wedding at the beautiful and artsy Kitchen Chicago, a space that doubles as event space and rental kitchen space for the new wave of Food Trucks to recently hit Chicagoland. Kitchen Chicago is an awesome blend of industrial, modern, soft and bright with tall, lofted ceilings and beautiful exposed brick walls.
The brides colors were brown, cream, and green. They particularly loved the texture of burlap (which mimicked their invitations) and wanted an organic and relaxed yet sophisticated and modern look for wedding. Additionally, since L.’s Mom grew up in Japan, L. wanted to incorporate as many white cranes as possible into the cocktail and heavy appetizer affair. The budget was small (they had originally planned on DIY), but that didn’t stop A. & P. from coming up with BIG plans!
Kitchen Chicago had gorgeous long reclaimed wood tables with bench seating that were too gorgeous to cover up, so A. made simple burlap runners for each table. Two trio’s of modern arrangements with orchids, grass, curly willow branches and stone were placed at each table separated by glowing candles. To flank the ceremony site, the brides hung cranes and A. & P. added tall vases filled with curly willow branches, hanging votives, and orchids.