Bridget’s Wedding Venue

Finnnaaaaallllllly, I have the pictures of my wedding venue to share with all of you! I didn’t get the bulk of our wedding pictures back just yet (trust me, when I do… you’ll know about it), but I was lucky enough to get the pictures taken by a friend of ours, an amazing photographer, before the reception started! (If you’re getting married in the Chicagoland area, I would HIGHLY recommend her). So without further ado, welcome to our wedding….
danada house
type writer wedding
pearls
welcome wedding
wedding booklet
booklet wedding
wedding staircase
glassware
christmas wedding
ornament table number
table setting gold
sparkling glassware
head table
pearl wedding cake
ampersand cake topper
pearls and tea cup
christmas tree wedding
entire room
tea cup pearls
Here are the details from our perfect night:
– Our reception was hosted at the Danada House in Wheaton, IL.
– Read all the details about our wedding booklets here.
– The stunning room photos were taken by this amazing photographer >> Molly.
– Get the scoop about our DIY cake topper here.
– The story of our centerpieces: to cut down on flower costs, to add an individual touch to the tablescapes & to keep the vintage feel alive throughout the venue, the centerpieces and glassware throughout the reception were all DIY-ed (thanks to a previous bride’s genius idea and hard work). The 300+ pieces of glamorous glassware were collected from local Goodwills and thrift shops. Tea cups, old candle sticks, banana split bowls, tiny vases, old drinking glasses or any vintage glassware we could get our hands made the cut! Each piece was different and each piece dripped with history and character. We placed a tiny tea light candle in the individual pieces of glassware and scattered the groupings of glassware with deliberation and calculation (thanks to my amazing aunt & cousin who have have a professional eye for all things creative) on each table as well as any of the cocktail tables or decorative tables throughout the venue. The dining tables held about ten pieces of glassware, a bit of lace that the glassware was placed on, and gold ornaments in a large hurricane vase at the very center of the table. The candles were lit right before the guests were welcomed into the cocktail rooms and eventually the dining room. The dim light paired with the hundreds of candles and splashes of Christmas lights made for a breathtaking & romantic ambiance the entire evening. I not only loved the major money we saved, I loved the unique feel this collection of glassware offered. (side note: if any Chicago brides are interested in buying this set of 300+ vintage glassware…. email me at diyplaybook@gmail.com for details!)   
– Tune in a week from Monday to hear about our DIY Photo Booth (see below).
– And to see ALL of the day’s photos, stay tuned. Once I get them, I will get those suckers right up on the blog for you to enjoy!! Thanks for all of the love & support as we dish the deets on our special day.
Here’s a pic from our amazingly hilarious DIY photo booth (thanks Molly!!)…. more details a week from Monday….

 

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  • Liane Corcoran Birk

    Bridget, Choosing 8 hour tea light candles already set in their own glass container was a great idea. At the end of the night we were able to discard the glass encased candles and repack the vintage glass right away. Had you used votive candles we would have spent a lot of time digging melted candle wax out of your vintage glass. Great idea! It was a magical day.

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