Archive for July, 2018

Venue of the Week: Theater on the Lake

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

The special venue of the week is Theater on the Lake!

Are you looking for a venue that is in the city of Chicago, yet is still surrounded by the serene views of the beautiful Lake Michigan? Then this will be the perfect venue for you! Theater on the Lake is one of the only venues in Chicago with a first class lakefront view.

With it’s breathtaking views of the lake and the Chicago skyline views, your guests will be in awe during your whole entire event! Also, This unique event space can hold anywhere from 25-1,500 people. Talk about flexibility!

Not to mention, the theater stage that is built in with the venue can make a wonderful backdrop for a DJ or band. (And of course some lovely pictures!)

Like what you just read? Feel free to give our studio a call for any questions you may have! We look forward to hearing from you!

Below are some pictures of decor courtesy of Exquisite Designs at Theater on the Lake!

Theater on the Lake


Theater on the Lake

Venue of the Week: Bridgeport Art Center

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

The special venue of the week is Bridgeport Art Center!

There are so many wonderful things to say about this venue. To start off, it is certainly an inspirational place to create, design, and share beautiful events at. There aren’t many venues quite like this one around the Chicago land area!

The Bridgeport Art Center features two astounding event spaces: The Skyline Loft and the Sculpture Garden Gallery. Both capture a strong level of urban elegance with touches of rustic feel all around. From the exposed brick in every corner to high ceilings and breathtaking city views, these two spaces can truly win the hearts of many.

Now the real question is, are you in favor of the Skyline Loft venue or a Sculpture Garden Gallery venue?!

The Skyline Loft, located on the second floor has the gorgeous city views and is completed with chandeliers that fill up the room. You can not go wrong with the free backdrop of the Chicago skyline, which your guests will love!

The Sculpture Garden Gallery, located on the first floor can give you both an indoor and outdoor setting. The garden setting is filled with historic brick arches along with an ivy garden feel to it. Not to mention, your guests will certainly admire the works of art that is filled with every inch of this space.

Love what you just read?! Feel free to give our studio a call if you have any questions or some inspiring ideas for your next wedding or event.

Bridgeport Art Center

↑ Amanda Meg Miller Photography ↑

Venue of the Week: The Ivy Room

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

The special venue of the week is The Ivy Room!

Have you always dreamed of having an indoor and outdoor space for your wedding or event? This is the perfect place to host just that! (Especially for a spring and summer event.)

The Ivy Room is located in the heart of downtown Chicago and is truly a hidden gem! Behind the doors of this great building lies a beautiful courtyard space filled with its famous green ivy vines and flowers. It’s like escaping into a romantic, dreamy, and intimate place – a perfect setting to say “I Do” in front of your loved ones.

The Ivy Room is truly a special space that gives you a perfect blend of both city and garden elements.

If you have any questions or some inspiring ideas stirring up, feel free to give our studio a call! We look forward to hearing from you!

Ivy Room

↑ Amanda Meg Miller Photography  ↑

Ivy Room

↑ Amanda Meg Miller Photography  ↑

How to Donate Your Flowers!

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Do you ever think about what will happen to your flowers after your big wedding or event?! Well, do not waste them! There is a way you can repurpose and donate your flowers to others along with creating ever lasting smiles rather than throwing them away.

In Chicago there is a great organization called Random Acts of Flowers. Their goal is to make a huge impact on their communities and all around the country by providing flowers to help improve any difficult situations people go through on a daily basis. Flowers can truly send a powerful message and can be looked at as a emotion inducer, improving moods, and those qualities can truly brighten the minds of any person that is suffering. How wonderful would it be if you could have that great of an impact on someone?

All you need to do is arrange for a time and day to have your flowers picked up from the location of your wedding or event. Another pick up option could be from a studio courtesy of your Event Planner or Event Stylist. Random Acts of Flowers charges a $250 fee for pick up and then they would be on their way to brighten dozens of faces!

Another great option to look into donating your flowers would be Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. A link is provided here with all the specific ways to help.

You could also email and speak to a representative about some of the donating options.

Take the small steps and donate your flowers! The outcome can truly make an impact on many and be appreciated for years to come.

If are considering donating your flowers after your wedding or event and have any questions or inspirational ideas – feel free to give our studio a call!


Venue of the Week: Chez Event Space

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Happy Thursday my fellow Chicagoans! I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!

The special venue this week is Chez Event Space! This modern luxury event venue is located two blocks from the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago. Not only the Magnificent Mile! What we also love about this venue is that it is surrounded by various classic Chicago settings such as Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and just minutes away from the exciting shopping experience in the Gold Coast.

With its openness – this event space can truly fulfill your city wedding dreams. If you are envisioning to host a ceremony and reception in this space – having a quick turn over is very possible. (And something Exquisite Designs excels at!) Not to mention, there is always room for a cocktail hour.

Thinking about hosting your event at this wonderful & chic venue? Feel free to give our studio a call for any questions or inspirational ideas you may have!

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 Photo by Christy Tyler Photography ↑