A Fine Romance…Reception

Part two of Nicole and Liam’s flickering candlelight fete…

As each guest entered the chic wine lounge at The Tasting Room, they were met with an oversize arrangement of Bells of Ireland, Hops and Curly Willow displayed in an oversize gilded garden urn.  The Bells were in honor of the groom’s irish heritage, and are always a beautiful nod to family history.

The wedding favors were Basil Lemongrass travel candles, hand poured into custom monogrammed tins, with a calligraphied sign thanking guests for “lighting up their day”.  It was a stunning first impression, and focal point table that took everyone’s breath away.

The evening was a cocktail style reception, with long European banquet tables, dozens of oversize sofas, armchairs and coffee tables and candles, candles, candles.  Heavy hors d’ouevres were passed throughout the night, and were at each and every turn inside the dining room.  As you can see, the skyline and Sears Tower sparkled in the distance.

Beautiful, eclectic, imaginative finger foods, housemade flatbreads, and visually delicious skewars, such as the shrimp lollipops with spicy guacamole above.  I love how they displayed them artfully, in the field greens.

The passing trays are stunning charred wood grain rectangular boards, that Nick, the general manager makes by hand for the restaurant.  They add such flair and a sense of warmth to the delicious food.

The music…it wafted and wanted throughout the room.  Orchestra Chicago rocked it – pulling everyone onto the dance floor – ALL NIGHT LONG.  It was fantastic!  The icing on the cake!

I will post more mouth watering photos, from the talented and delightful Jeremy Lawson once they are edited and ready.  From the 2″ screen on the back of his camera, I am already holding my breath for them to show up in my inbox!

Best Wishes Nicole and Liam!


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