Congratulations to Tara and Jason!
The couple opted to have a glamorous winter white wedding in downtown Chicago. They chose the stunning Allerton Hotel for both their ceremony and reception. The location was absolutely perfect for their winter theme. The venue has beautiful windows with fantastic views of the city.
Since they got married in January, the sun set before their evening ceremony began. The ambiance was extremely romantic with illuminating candles, lanterns and the city skyline twinkling in the background.
Tara decided to do all the decor herself…which many would say is a lot for a bride to handle. Since she chose a winter theme she decided to skip the flowers and focus on crystals, branches, sparkling leaves and lots of candle light. Not only did this save her money but it allowed her to prepare many of the items in advance. She also didn’t need to worry about wilting flowers.
Tara and Jason had a wish bowl for all their guests to leave them happy thoughts, wishes and advice for their new marriage. They also featured votive candle place cards. All the guests took their lit candle into the ballroom and added more candle light to the dinner tables.
They couldn’t have asked for a more romantic night – even the street fit their theme! Tara carried a bouquet made of crystals that enhanced her gorgeous gown and really set the tone for the entire evening.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on flowers and decor in order to have an amazingly romantic wedding! Tara and Jason put all their personal touches into their wedding and I know they felt their special day was perfect.