I am definitely blown away by these stunning Amanda Megan Miller Photography images. I could never have dreamed up wedding inspiration more opulent or luxurious than this! Clementine Custom Events surely has their work cut out for them to create such an elegant setting within the walls of the beautiful Lyric Opera. Because of how crazy beautiful the venue is, no stone was left unturned when it came to this wedding design, so what else would be fitting but rich fabrics; a ruby-hued bouquet and boutonniere by Field & Florist along with the most lovely centerpieces; and a golden table for guests. This inspiration is such a swoon fest for me.
From the event designer, Clementine Custom Events: The Civic Opera House has been a long time home of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Built in 1929, it houses an interior of Art Deco design while being a major icon on the Chicago River. While operatic performances have made their mark on the stage, weddings have only been a whisper at this architectural treasure. Amanda Miller of Amanda Megan Miller Photography and Loreen Hospodar of Reenie Rose and Clementine Custom Events brought together a team of all-star Chicago vendors to set a different sort of stage at the Opera House to show off how spectacular a wedding could play out in such a grand space.
Besides all of the Art Deco elements in design and architecture, a theme of “Tuscany inside the Opera House” was a further source of inspiration. Displaying the venue’s versatility to be both a modern and classic space was very important when Clementine Custom Events compiled the vendors involved. Setting the scene in the main hall consisted of several acts: a lounge vignette by Bowery and Bash, a bar and champagne tower featuring select glassware items provided by The Festive Frog, a bespoke cake displaying exquisite sugar flowers and sugar details inspired by the dress design by Elysia Root Cakes, and a feast table for an intimate party. Field and Florist outfitted the entire table with florals, as well as dressing the venue with greenery vines to appear as if a garden could possibly grow in such a setting. The tablescape was enhanced with linens by BBJ Linen, additional glassware and flatware from Halls Rental, and special place card boxes from West Elm.
To be invited to such an affair could only require a custom invitation by Sarah Drake Design with calligraphy by Reenie Rose. The groom took on a leading role by wearing a custom suit by Nicholas Joseph. The star of the show though, was truly the bride who wore a custom dress with an interchangeable tulle overlay by Mignonette Bridal. Accessories were provided by The Left Bank to further enhance the Art Deco details of the dress, nails were by Ashley Gregory and hair and makeup was by Nika Vaughan Artists. Both bride and groom wore rings by Bryn Mawr Jewelry Company. From stage to staircase to great hall to the streets of Chicago, the entire event was artistically captured by Amanda Megan Miller Photography.