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Jamie & John, Chicago Wedding

May 3rd, 2014

This beautiful wedding was held at a newer Chicagoland venue located in the West Loop area of the city. Both the wedding ceremony and wedding reception took place at Open Secrets Studio.The blank canvas was the perfect backdrop for our design team to execute Jamie and John’s vision. Jamie really wanted to see a hanging structure overhead; our team in collaborations with the designers at Fleur created a wooden structure featuring lush flowers of sage, pink and burgundy colors.

We hung the structure to be used and repurposed throughout the event. First, we created a focal point for the couple’s nuptials, and then, during the reception, the structure was perfectly placed over the head table for a dramatic flair. Just behind the structure on the open wall, we placed a summer foliage light pattern to create a natural look, coordinated with the farmwood table, place settings, centerpieces, and other design elements. Matching that aesthetic, we added Italian globe lights above the 2nd floor terrace area, where guests were greeted with cocktail tables, a bar area, and food stations.

Photography: Becca Heuer Photography | Floral Design: Fleur | Cake: Sweet Mandy B’s | Catering:Entertaining Company | Event Planning: City Girl Weddings (Kerrie Gallagher) | Event Design: Art Of Imagination | DJ: Okyne Media Lab | Officiant: Meghan Kennedy | Guitarist: Neil Dixon Smith | Letterpress Printer: Steracle Press | Open Secrets Studio: Open Secrets Studio | Party Rental: Table Scapes | Photography – Assistance: Gina Deconti

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Posted in: All in the Details, Green Weddings, Open Secret Studio, Real AOI Weddings, Wedding, Wedding Design

Committed 2014 :: Green Wedding Alliance Event

March 8th, 2014

It was so much fun participating in the Green Wedding Alliance’s wedding expo, Committed. We love supporting our environment and doing everything we to recycle and make as small of a carbon footprint as possible. Our Art of Imagination staff had a great time meeting so many like-minded couples at the Greenhouse Loft in February.

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Our fellow green wedding partners really brought their a-game. The details and trends that they showcased took our breathe away. Here’s a few of the great photos featuring their amazing talents, by Tuan H. Bui Photography.Chicago-Green-Wedding-Event-Committed_1806 Chicago-Green-Wedding-Event-Committed_1803 Chicago-Green-Wedding-Event-Committed_1804 Chicago-Green-Wedding-Event-Committed_1805

Posted in: Green Weddings, Greenhouse Loft