Hitched: Blanca & Sean’s Westin Chicago Wedding, Pt 2

After their photo session at Union Station, it was time for the ceremony! Photos by Dayna Schroeder Photography. Grace from Vale of Enna did a spectacular job creating the aisle and faux alter. I typically don't see gladiolas used that often in wedding florals, but I'm really loving how they looked! And FYI, they are also a very economical flower.

Vases of submerged gladiolas in shades of fuchsia, purple and orange, topped with a floating candles lined the long aisle. At the alter, lush arrangements of tall gladiolas, willow branches and hanging candles atop clear acrylic pillars flanked the Unity Candle table.

Westin River North Chicago wedding ceremony dayna schroeder photography sweetchic events vale of enna fuchsia purple gladiolas willow branches
Westin River North Chicago wedding ceremony dayna schroeder photography sweetchic events vale of enna fuchsia purple gladiolas willow branches

A close up of the low and tall arrangements.

Westin River North Chicago wedding ceremony dayna schroeder photography sweetchic events vale of enna low centerpiece fuchsia purple pink magenta
Westin River North Chicago wedding ceremony dayna schroeder photography sweetchic events vale of enna low centerpiece fuchsia purple pink magenta

The simple tea-length wedding programs I created for the ceremony.

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20 Westin River North chicago wedding sweetchic events dayna schroeder tea length ceremony program
21 Westin River North chicago wedding sweetchic events dayna schroeder groomsmen at alter
21 Westin River North chicago wedding sweetchic events dayna schroeder groomsmen at alter

Blanca looked radiant on the arms of her father and her brother.

22 Westin River North chicago wedding sweetchic events dayna schroeder down the aisle
22 Westin River North chicago wedding sweetchic events dayna schroeder down the aisle

TIP: A 5-foot wide cloth aisle runner makes a huge difference in creating an elegant look, especially when the ceremony is in a brightly carpeted area.

24 Westin River North chicago wedding sweetchic events dayna schroeder ceremony submerged gladiolas
24 Westin River North chicago wedding sweetchic events dayna schroeder ceremony submerged gladiolas

A nice shot of the Astor Ballroom with it's beautiful, unique chandeliers in the Westin River North. You can't see it from this photo, but along the right hand side there is a wide bank of windows overlooking the Chicago River!

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25 Westin River North chicago wedding sweetchic events dayna schroeder ceremony ballroom
26 Westin River North chicago wedding sweetchic events dayna schroeder ceremony
26 Westin River North chicago wedding sweetchic events dayna schroeder ceremony
27 Westin River North chicago wedding sweetchic events dayna schroeder kiss
27 Westin River North chicago wedding sweetchic events dayna schroeder kiss

The new Mr. & Mrs.!

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28 Westin River North chicago wedding sweetchic events dayna schroeder ceremony recessional

To be continued…

 

Vendors

Venue: Westin River North
Wedding Planner: Sweetchic Events
Photographer: Dayna Schroeder Photography
Florals: Vale of Enna
Stationery: Sweetchic Events
Officiant: Ron Crowley
String Duo: Parkwest Strings
Hair & Makeup: Beauty on Call
Wedding Cake & Cookie Favors: Oak Mill Bakery
Mini Bus: Windy City Limos