Chicago Wedding at the Ritz-Carlton A Four Seasons Hotel
Anli and Ji’s soft and romantic music inspired wedding celebration was brought to life in an intimate setting in front of their closest and dearest friends and family. The soft colors and textures used throughout the wedding were inspired by Anli’s fabulous wedding dress and shoes and their mutual love for classical music tied it together like a sweet medley.
The loving couple created their own invitations by using vintage vinyl records and creating their signature monogram along with their beloved city skyline of Chicago in the background. When guests arrived to the wedding they were greeted with an escort card table filled with a vintage styled record player adorn with flowers and the couples wedding invitation on the record player. Vinyl records were framed so guests were able to write on the records their well wishes to the happy couple. The couple was married between two six foot metal trees filled with Manzanita branches, hanging crystals and roses and aisle full of branches, floating orchids and twinkling candlelight.
After the ceremony, guests were escorted to the large koi fish filled pond found in the Ritz-Carlton. The red and peach paper lanterns as well as the hanging white orchids, all symbols of good luck in the Chinese culture, were placed around the terrace where a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony was held. Anli changed into a red dress her mom brought for her from China and wore another pair of fabulous shoes. Their good friend, and one of their bridesmaids, provided the beautiful tea set that was used for the service. Both Anli and Ji kneeled in front of their parents on beautiful gold silk pillows embellished with peach blossoms. The reception room was transformed with lots of vintage sheet music framed throughout the room including the music note shaped pasta filled cones for guests to take home with them at the end of the night. Ji played a song on the grand piano found in the room that brought Anli to tears-happy tears of course. The celebration went well into the late night and was completed by a late night chocolate buffet!
Wedding Photography: Robert & Klára Swiderski http://www.robertswiderski.com/
Wedding Ceremony/Reception: Ritz Carlton Chicago Four Seasons Hotel www.fourseasons.com/chicagorc/
Event Design/Floral:Limani Designs, LLC www.limanidesigns.com
Wedding Dress: Vera Wang www.verawang.com
Bride’s Jewelry: Cartier www.cartier.us./#/home
Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik www.bergdorfgoodman.com
Bride’s Traditional Tea Service Dress: Bride’s Mom gift it from China shoes Manolo Blahnik www.bergdorfgoodman.com
Groom’s Suit: Boss www.bloomingdales.com
Groom’s Tie: Burberry www.burberry.com
Groom’s Cufflinks: Cartier www.cartier.us/#/home
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lazaro www.macys.com
Groomsmen Attire: Ties from Burberry www.burberry.com, Groomsmen’s own suits
Wedding Invitations: Bride & Groom DIY
Cake Topper: Milk Tea Cake Topper http://www.etsy.com/people/bthanari?ref=pr_profileDj:
Hair/Makeup: Bride and bridesmaids did it themselves