The ceremony site--St. James Chapel at Quigley Center--offers a striking altar all in white.
The bride's all-white bouquet.
Save-the-dates set the "Chicago winter wonderland" theme, filled with faux snow and local Chicago favorite "Snowball" candies.
The escort card table features an arrangement of flocked branches and white floral.
A closer view.
Wintry floral accents abound.
Towering white birch trees stand at each corner of the dance floor.
The Grand Ballroom at Chicago's venerable Drake Hotel features a dance floor with snow motifs.
Another view of the ballroom.
A long view.
A view of the snowflake gobos on the dance floor. Note also the long boxes brimming with white floral that line the perimeter of the stage.
And just in case the weather outdoors did not meet the bride's expectations, as guests enter the ballroom, it starts to "snow."
Dinner tables are dressed in platinum linen and feature both low and high centerpieces of crystal containers and white floral--football mums, roses and orchids.
A reflection of a tall centerpiece.
One of the low centerpieces.
Tablescapes include silver beaded chargers and platinum napkins accented with silver snowflakes and coordinating menu cards.
A longer view of the tablescape.
Lighting accents in the winter wonderland mood.
The chic lounge puts a contemporary spin on the winter wonderland theme.
The wedding cake gets star treatement.
Note the snowflake motifs on the wedding cake.
Snowflake toppers on the wedding cake.
Bins of flipflops stationed next to the flower boxes on the perimeter of the dance floor invite high high-wearers to switch and "dance the night away."
Goodie bags are wrapped in snowflake-pattern cellophane.
The dessert buffet is a wonderland of winter-themed treats.
More dessert table treats.
Bride (shown) and "groom" gingerbread figures are parting gifts that herald the upcoming holiday season.