Art Institute Wedding Soirée

It was a fabulous evening at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute Wedding Soirée. Cocktails were served; mini-dishes were passed. Our design team at Anthony Gowder Designs had the pleasure of creating five distinct bridal looks throughout Terzo Piano. Each one featured a unique color palette and floral design. We’d like to give thanks to Carasco Photography for capturing all of the looks throughout the evening.

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Patrick + Kenny

Patrick and Kenny’s wedding at The Rookery in the Chicago loop was absolutely divine. The fall color palette featured an array of orchids and earthy elements. As always, it was a pleasure working with Frank Event Design, who coordinated the day. And a big thank you to Kevin Weinstein for these photos.

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Morton Arboretum Wedding Show

The AGD team met many wonderful brides-to-be at the wedding show hosted by Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. There were multiple looks that were showcased at the event. One offered a floating abundance of purple florals hovering over a formal gold place setting. Photos kindly provided by Joseph Chen Photography.

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theWit’s Bridal Soiree

The floral arrangements featured this year at Roof Runway at the Wit: Bridal Edition on February 7th offered hues of orange with touches of natural elements. The earthy centerpieces included pieces of driftwood, grass turfs, and an array of roses that added pops of orange color to the tabletops. Special thanks to Antoinette Cahill and Jenna Mandolini for including Anthony Gowder Designs in the event.

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The Knot’s “Best of Weddings 2013″

Anthony Gowder Designs is proud to announce that we have been named “Best Of Weddings 2013″ by The Knot!  We are honored to be among few florists in the Chicago area to earn this title. You can view our listing on The Knot’s website. We would like to thank all of couples for voting for us.

Visit the Best Of page to see all the winners in the Chicagoland area!

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The Wedding Event 2013

Each year, wedding and event industry members flock to a US city and attend a conference that is unlike any other. Sure, there are workshops and exhibition floors, but they all center around one dinner, The Wedding Event! Our team and Anthony Gowder Designs and Ali Phillips of Engaging Events by Ali have been asked to co-chair this wedding showcase for 2013. The conference is being held right here in Chicago, which would make it the first one to be held in the midwest.

We are very grateful and enthusiastic about this opportunity to showcase the top trends in weddings, events, parties, galas… all in one night for a very special crowd of our peers. The details and looks that you will find in The Wedding Event are all kept top secret… until tonight! Thursday night is the grand reveal of this annual event. We have received calls all week asking for a little peek, so here are just a few sneak peeks of what one may find at The Wedding Event this week as part of The Special Event Conference and Tradeshow.

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There are going to be so many exhilarating details to share with you all after the event has been revealed…stay tuned over the next few weeks and we bring all of these great inspirations to you!

We would also like to thank all of wonderful partners for the event!!
The Special Event | Search Foundation | Penton Publishing | Accent Decor | Atomic Rentals | BBJ Linen | Becca Kaufman Orchestra | Bridal Expo ChicagoClassic Party Rentals | Details + Design | Frost Chicago | Hannah Handmade | Halls Rental | Intelligent Lighting CreationsMarriott Chicago | Nadeau Ice | SNK | Quest Drape | Remarkable Rhinestones | Rick Aguilar Studios | Sasha Souza | Smithers Oasis Floral | Swank AV | PSAV | Custom Design Stages | Expressive Structures | Impact Entertains

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Pamela + Jason

Pamela and Jason’s wedding was held at The Standard Club in downtown Chicago. The bride and her bridesmaids carried nosegays of Sahara roses, stephanotises and mini hydrangea. Entering the ballroom, guests were greeted with sumptuous white flowers and hundreds of candles. The arrangements, executed in three different styles, created an elegant sparkle with tall floating candles, mirrored boxed and a plethora of white blooms.

 

 

Partners/Vendors: The Standard Club

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Allie + Paul

Allie and Paul walked down the aisle on a cold winter’s night at St. James Cathedral in downtown Chicago.  Each guest table at the Union League Club of Chicago featured winter wedding flowers, silver tablecloths, pewter votives, and mercury glass vases. The couple’s frosty color palette filled the vases with white hydrangeas, dusty miller, and an assortment of ivory and lavender roses.

Partner/Vendors: St. James Cathedral, Union League Club

 

 

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Christine + Ryan

Christine and Ryan had a summer wedding ceremony at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL.  Our bride’s bouquet featured an array of fully bloomed roses, mini hydrangeas and spray roses. The beautiful color palette included shades of pinks, fuchsias, and green.  These images are courtesy of Artisan Events.

 

Partners/Vendors: Morton Arboretum, Artisan Events

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Danielle + Lionel

Danielle and Lionel were married in the outdoor garden at Galleria Marchetti, with their reception just inside the permanent tent. The bridal bouquets featured autumnal roses, Mokara Orchids, and mini lime hydrangea. The elevated centerpieces included tall branches of curly willows punctuated with orange and red orchids. Special thanks to Steven Rosenberg Photography for all of the images of this Chicago wedding.

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