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How To Give Your Traditional Wedding A Modern Spin


A love for art, history and family tradition is what brought this next fabulous wedding day to life; oh, and some of Chicago's finest wedding vendors too! We teamed up with Big Fake Wedding once again to bring you a wedding day chock full of fabulous, rich colors, and intricate details that we could honestly stare at for hours. Which is why it makes perfect sense that they chose to borrow the  Zhou B Art Center for this event. Keep scrolling to see more and don't forget about the full gallery of photos from Elizabeth Greve PhotographyMila Craila Photography, and Thais Photography.

Big Fake Wedding

This Bride and groom take “tradition” to heart. Family and sentiment are extremely important to them and they wanted to infuse their day with the love and passed-down practices of their families. Vendors made use of deep, rich color, intricate pattern, and mixed metals to convey a worldly but refined design that allows the meaning of the day to shine.

the Invitations

vintage inspired wedding invitation suite

intricate wedding invitation suite

the Wedding Party Style

wedding dress and burgundy leather jacketMrs wedding jacket

sweet floral hair accessory

bridesmaids in burgandy

groom in navy double breasted pinstripe suitsweet and dramatic wedding couple photo idea

wedding kiss

wedding couple and their wedding vowswedding vows

burgundy and navy wedding party

The Ceremony

wedding floral decor

floral accented wedding backdrophere comes the bride

wedding ceremonyyou may kiss the bride

The Reception

elegant and tropical wedding table

gold wedding place settingwedding menu

mismatched wedding flowers

gold and organic wedding place settingcandle lite wedding centerpiece

impressive burgundy and gold Moroccan inspired wedding cake

flower topped cookiescookies cupcakes and mini wedding cake

The exit

sparkler exitsparkler exit

Get a closer look at this Modern Traditional Wedding day with this film created by Eyework Studios.

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Cakes & CateringSOCIAL sparkling wine@socialsparklingwine
Favors & DetailsThe Standard Canvas@TheStandardCanvas
Groom & His MenBlank Label@blanklabelclothing
Bridesmaid DressesBrideside
JewelryEuropean Jewelry@europeanjewelryinc
Photo BoothSmilebooth@smilebooth
Cake ParfaitsVanille Pattisserie@vanillechicago
Day Of CoordinatorWedicity
DJ & EmceeCharizma Entertainment Group
Floral & Event Design: Bouquets, Boutonnieres & Tables 5,6,7Eden
Floral & Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop & Tables 1,2Nightshade Floral
Floral & Event Design: Flower Wall & Tables 3,4Crafts By Stacey@craftsbystacey
Hair StylingCarrie Kacen Hair and Make-up Artistry@carriekacen
Hotel AccommodationsW Hotel@wcitycenter
InvitationsThe Paperie Co
Lina Lulu Paperie
Craft CocktailsCraftYours@craftyours
Makeup ArtistFearless & Bella@fearlessandbella
Marshmallow FavorsMalvi: Marshmallow Confections@malvimallow
CateringLM Catering@lmcateringchi
Seating Chart, Custom Drawing, & Paper GoodsXO Art & Design@xo_artanddesign
Dance LessonsWindy City Wedding Dance@windycityweddingdance
Photo MagnetsFlash Magnets@flashmagnets
Ceremony MusicianBridge and Bow Music
Wedding RegistryMishkalo@mishkaloregistry
Wedding CakeECBG Cake Studio
Signage & Custom JacketsKRorerDecor@krorerdecor
Sparkling WaterSpindrift
CookiesWarm Belly Bakery@warmbellybakery
Table AccentsThe Blonde Scribe@theblondescribe
Travel AgentLovinAway@lovinaway
PhotographersThais Photography
Mila Craila Photography
Elizabeth Greve Photography
VenuesZhou B Art Center@zhoubevents
Wedding DressesWinnie Couture@winniecouture
Wedding FilmsEyework Studios@eyeworkstudios