Brooke & Wade 2.2.13 I Hotel

Brooke is our office manager, so of course we had to go all out for her wedding! Brooke and Wade are the sweetest couple, and we love them very much. So we wanted to make sure everything was perfect for their special day! They had their reception for 370 people at the I Hotel. It was one of the most elaborate and beautiful receptions we have ever done! We completely transformed the look and feel of the Illinois Ballroom by draping the entire room and putting amber uplights behind the drapery.

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They used a mixture of round and banquet tables which gave the room a more interesting look. It also allowed them to fit 370 people in the room without it feeling crowded at all. Their colors were gold, champagne, and ivory with accents of dark red. So they used gold chiavari chairs, ivory linens on the guest tables, champagne linens on the bridal party tables, and dark red linens on the sweetheart table, dessert table, and picture table in the foyer. She did two long banquet tables up by the sweetheart table for her bridal party which allowed her bridal parties’ dates to sit with them. She varied the centerpieces by table, using wintery branches and ivory and white flowers.

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They had 5 different cakes for their guests to choose from, each a unique flavor, from Ashley with the Cake Artist Studio. The I Hotel also provided chocolate covered strawberries, mini cheesecakes, and truffles for the dessert table.

We did their last name initial on the dance floor for an elegant touch. You can see their sweetheart table up on a stage against the back wall. We also provided the photo booth which was out in the foyer, along with the 2 bars. Brooke said all of her guests loved getting their picture taken in the booth, especially the kids!

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Our 2 year old son, Koby, was one of their ring bearers! He looked so adorable in his tux from Elite Bridal, and he danced way past his bedtime 🙂 Matt did a spectacular job DJing so that we could enjoy the evening.

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Brooke and Wade were our first couple to use our new Trolley Bus! They said it was a blast! They drove it all around town to get pictures with their bridal party. They were all freezing in the snow, but it made for some wonderful memories that will last forever 🙂


From all of us at Elite Entertainment and Elite Bridal, we had so much fun celebrating with you, and we wish you guys the best!!

~ by Elite Entertainment on February 20, 2013.

One Response to “Brooke & Wade 2.2.13 I Hotel”

  1. Ryan and staff,

    I love this look. Very close to what we will be doing on June 8th at the Refinery. (Beukema-Conrad wedding)

    Everything is going well with the planning. Not sure if I told you that we will NOT use the trolley. I would of loved it for pictures however, since we already booked with Larry’s, we can not rent only for the pictures. The “budget” would be stretched. The day is coming up fast. I am excited for the next steps. I am so relieved that we have your offerings for the wedding. Let me know if there is anything you need from me.

    I LOVE the girls at Elite bridal. They are so friendly and professional. My dress is wonderful and Emily’s reception dress is perfect.

    Thanks for sharing all the pictures from previous weddings. It assures me we picked the best.

    Thinking Spring for now, Sherri

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