Simple Wedding Ideas for the Savvy-at-heart

Carrie & Frank’s Sophisticated and Urban-Chic Wedding

Bold bridal bouquet? Check. Marvellous menu? You bet. Stunning setting? Try downtown Chicago for size!

This purple and orange wedding kicks ass!

Check that sexy, contemporary wedding dress. Loving Carrie’s work! It’s got a fresh and fab look to it that works beautifully with the city setting. Top marks in the style stakes for this lady. Perhaps it’s no coincidence she shares her name with TV’s top fashionista! Frank’s no style slacker either – he’s channeled the spirit of 20s Chicago style with those spatz. Nice!

See how all the colors go together but they aren’t too matchy-matchy? Carrie and Frank have a strong color theme which packs a punch. However, they haven’t stuck to it religiously. See how they’ve added splashes of green and white in with the red and yellow? It really works. Especially with their choice of super cool reception venue – The Ivy Room.

This wedding looks super swanky and stylish. The beauty of it is that you can do it without blowing your budget.

No, I’m not yanking your chain!

Let’s look at the evidence…

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Cast your eyes over these gorgeous decorations. The tree was probably already at the venue. Carrie and Frank simply added those pretty (but inexpensive) lanterns.

Check the candle centerpieces - also beautiful and much more budget friendly than flower arrangements.

Carrie and Frank worked with the style and tone of the venue. They didn’t need to do much with wedding decor.

Look at Perfect Weddings Without the Debt for more budget-friendly ideas.

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Whoever was behind the menu is a genius! Carrie and Frank had an evening wedding with h’ors d’oevrers instead of a sit down meal.

Who doesn’t love mini cheesburgers and chocolate lollipops? A little bird tells me the groom has a big thing for hotdogs, which were served with sliders at 11pm. Don’t know about you, but I always get the munchies after a session on the dancefloor. This couple certainly know how to throw a fun wedding.

It’s exactly the sort of food you want when guzzling and grooving! And dance they definitely did! Carrie and Frank had a real rip roaring reception at The Ivy Room complete with live music.

This couple combined the traditional and the unconventional in their city wedding. And it worked like a charm!

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Photographer: Laura Witherow Photography via Two Bright Lights
Event Designer: Event Creative
Reception Venue: The Ivy Room
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