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D E TA I L S , D E TA I L S décor BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: ONE COLOR PALETTE, TWO WAYS Two up-and-coming planners on the Chicago wedding scene show us how to make the hottest color combo this season–shades of plums and purples– work to suit your style. By Andrea Mills // Photography by Neil Burger FRESH FLORALS Unexpected colors and arrangements are where it’s at this season. Christine Janda made lush fl oral wreaths using various vibrant blooms and placed them on a three-tier cake stand to create dramatic centerpieces. A soft, pretty pastel combination is a timeless wedding palette. Depending on the nishes of your venue, these colors are often the only smart option. But, if you have the freedom of choice, then vibrant jewel tones are the color combo of the moment. “Deep, rich colors highlighting magenta, purples, burnt oranges and deep greens are fresh, new and gorgeous,” says Christine Janda, a full-service planner who recently opened a Bucktown storefront, Christine Janda Design & Events (224.522.5370, christinejanda. com). “It ... Vintage Glamour THE PLACE SETTINGS Get creative with your paper details by using playful fonts and layering in texture with your menus. Canned jam favors with a petite wooden spoon continue the berry color scheme and make a playful name card. Paper design, LBrown Design and Paperie, lbrowndesignpaperie.com THE ACCENTS Janda used gold highball glasses as vases down the length of the table. “Anything can be turned into a gorgeous vessel,” she says. Mixing crystal glassware with brass candlesticks further elevates the look. Glassware and candlesticks, Nimble Well, nimblewell.com SITTING PRETTY Janda used a rustic jute linen tablecloth, then balanced the look with a delicate lace runner. “This look is perfect for a modern bride who loves color and sees the beauty in mismatched vintage treasures,” she says. Love seat, Bowery & Bash, boweryandbash. com; linen, BBJ Linen, bbjlinen.com; dinnerware, fl atware and chairs, Tablescapes, tablescapes.com; fl oral design, Christine Janda Design & Events, christinejanda.com 20 6 MODERN LUXURY BRIDES CHICAGO

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Andrea Mills

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: ONE COLOR PALETTE, TWO WAYS

Two up-and-coming planners on the Chicago wedding scene show us how to make the hottest color combo this season-shades of plums and purpleswork to suit your style.

A soft, pretty pastel combination is a timeless wedding palette. Depending on the finishes of your venue, these colors are often the only smart option. But, if you have the freedom of choice, then vibrant jewel tones are the color combo of the moment. "Deep, rich colors highlighting magenta, purples, burnt oranges and deep greens are fresh, new and gorgeous," says Christine Janda, a full-service planner who recently opened a Bucktown storefront, Christine Janda Design & Events (224. 522.5370, christinejanda.com). "It is a big departure from the blush-and-ivory weddings that are so common right now, but it allows you to play up lots of textures and decor details," she adds. Akeshi Akinseye, another full-service planner and the owner of Kesh Events (312.253.7318, keshevents.com), who is celebrating a new shop, agrees that adding a pop of color is the most interesting theme this season. "I love a mixture of bright colors, such as hot pinks," she says, suggesting also to "tone them down with softer colors like ivory, lilac and accents of silver for a romantic look." No matter which direction you take, Janda and Akinseye agree that every bride wants to wow her guests, and one surefire way to do that is through decorating details that tell a story. Whether you are drawn to a rustic glamorous look or a softer, more feminine take on the trend, both designers agree the result will be, in their words, "crazy gorgeous!"

Vintage Glamour

THE PLACE SETTINGS

Get creative with your paper details by using playful fonts and layering in texture with your menus. Canned jam favors with a petite wooden spoon continue the berry color scheme and make a playful name card. Paper design, Lbrown Design and Paperie, lbrowndesignpaperie.com

THE ACCENTS

Janda used gold highball glasses as vases down the length of the table. "Anything can be turned into a gorgeous vessel," she says. Mixing crystal glassware with brass candlesticks further elevates the look. G/osswore and candlesticks, Nimble Well, nimblewell.com

SITTING PRETTY

Janda used a rustic jute linen tablecloth, then balanced the look with a delicate lace runner. "This look is perfect for a modern bride who loves color and sees the beauty in mismatched vintage treasures," she says. Love seat, Bowery & Bosh, boweryandbash. Com; linen, BBJ Linen, bbjlinen.com; dinnerware, flatware and chairs, Tablescapes, tablescapes.com; floral design, Christine Janda Design & Events, christinejanda.com

Sophisticated Romance

THE PLACE SETTINGS

Round mirrors with silver calligraphy and mini personal floral arrangements adorned with a brooch decoration are unique table decor, and they make elaborate name cards. Calligraphy, CT Designs, c-tdesigns.com

THE ACCENTS

Akinseye added softness and smart camouflaging to standard chairs by creating lace slipcovers. A cream sequin tablecloth adds sparkle and texture to the look. Linens, Nuage Designs, nuagedesigns.com; chairs and furniture rental, Tablescapes, tablescapes.com

THE FLORALS

The pop of hot pink is even more dramatic when paired with ivory-and-light-purple flowers in a variety of mismatched metallic silver vessels. Akinseye recommends adding a variety of votives and tapers—"You can never go wrong with candles," she says. Floral design, Kesh Events, keshevents.com

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