Every time I met with Pooja and Chris leading up to their big day on September 28th, it was so clear how in love they were which made me all the more excited to be a part of their special day.
They’re both big fans of modern art, so the Museum of Contemporary Art was the ideal setting for both their ceremony and reception. To keep with the theme of modern art, we stuck to linear elements with the table settings. There were two long King’s tables, that each accommodated 66 guests, situated in the center of the two featured art galleries at the MCA.
Down each of the long tables, Sprout brought Pooja’s vision of modern elegance to life. The flowers and decor stayed true to the minimalist and sophisticated theme. The color scheme included bright green, ivory, blush, and gray which we situated in a line on top of a gunmetal gray runner to create a striking line down the long table.
In addition to incorporating the art into their wedding day, Pooja and Chris also made the menu a priority. Wolfgang Puck Catering customized the menu, all the way down to the cake. Since they couldn’t decide on one cake flavor, Wolfgang Puck Catering created a plated trio of cakes to bring in all of their favorite desserts: mini carrot cake, banana cake with chocolate ganache filling, and strawberry tart with pistachio crust.
Chris designed all of the paper goods – everything from the invitations to the menus and programs. He even created a personalized CTA rail map itinerary that was attached to each of the guests’ welcome bags. He went the extra mile to create individual menu cards for each guest. When each guest sat down, the menu in front of him or her included their name, their placed card number, and listed out the specific entree that they selected. It was such a great way to utilize Chris’ talent and to make the guests feel special!
The entire wedding was beautiful and I am so happy to have had the opportunity to work with this couple. I still can’t get over Pooja’s Nicole Miller wedding dress, the grand exit among sparklers, and the vintage white Bentley that they rode off in at the end of the evening!
Congratulations Pooja and Chris!
Wedding Date: September 28th, 2013 / Wedding Coordinator: Jaclyn Duffield, JDetailed Events, Inc. / Ceremony Location: Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Contemporary Art / Reception Location: Museum of Contemporary Art / Florist and Decor: Sprout Home / Catering: Wolfgang Puck Catering / Ceremony Decor: Meetinghouse Companies / Entertainment: Fig Media / Photographer: Sally Ryan Photography / Vintage Car: Classic Wedding Car / Getting Ready Location: Park Hyatt Chicago / Hair Stylist: Blow by Blow / Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller