Rhinestone rings on the teal chairback ties give the proper "Hollywood glam" touch.
When guests return to the ballroom, they find the serene look of the ceremony has been transformed via stunning teal decor to create the dining room.
Low centerpieces are complemented with tall glass candlesticks.
A closer view.
Towering black vases filled with phalaenopsis orchids line the aisle.
For the ceremony, held in a ballroom at the Trump Hotel Chicago, black chiavaris with teal sashes and rhinestone buckles seat guests. The aisle is lined with mirrored boxes, black vases and hundreds of candles.
The peacock motif carries through to the seafood station, with this peacock ice sculpture.
The pink floral at the entry gives little hint of the "peacock" theme to come ...
The groom's boutonniere echoes the theme, with a teal orchid and a peacock feather.
Tall floral on dining tables included orchids, roses, bells of Ireland, hydrangeas and peacock feathers.
The multi-page ceremony programs, nestled in teal covers, feature hand-calligraphied pages and a peacock feather.
The wedding team transforms an unsightly pilllar in the ballroom into a focal point, building a stage and dance floor around it, crowning it with a chandelier, and adding fabric panels on each side. The panels did double duty--providing a backdrop for the ceremony and a clever way to hide a lounge.
The bride keeps her teal shoes, but switches from elegant heels to comfy tennies so she can dance the night away.
Theme cookies showcase the Chicago skyline.
The wedding ceremony.
In keeping with the theme, the bride's hairdo includes a teal brooch and feathers.
The wedding team keys off the bridesmaids' teal dresses to create the design motif for the event--a stunning mix of Old Hollywood glamour and New Year's Eve party spiced with peacock blue accents.
Black escort cards are embellished with a silver peacock feather logo. They rest in crystal holders set atop an acrylic table filled with a solid bed of flowers.
A closer view of the cake.
The elegant crystal tiers of the wedding cake.
Instead of a champagne parade, each table features its own bottle of champagne--all of which were popped in unison on cue.
Silver sparkle chargers showcase the custom round menus.
The dramatic wedding cake.
Just before midnight, waiters passed out hats, beads and noisemakers. At the stroke of midnight, confetti showers hit the dance floor and ...
... "2012" appeared on the pillar!
The bride and groom enjoy the view of fireworks over Lake Michigan.For an ice-theme wedding by Frank Event Design, click here.For a "Chicago in winter" wedding by Frank Event Design, click here.