A Classic, Romantic Wedding at The Standard Club in Chicago, Illinois
The wedding of Kirsten Barrish (30 and a health-care consultant) and Robbie Schloss (30 and a hospitality consultant) brought warmth to wintery Chicago at Standard Club. “I wanted a very classic and delicate wedding that was romantic and elegant,” says Kirsten. Soft chiffon drapery, bursting arrangements of white and blush hydrangeas and roses with trailing floral garlands, mirrors and candles created an aura of simple romance that flowed throughout the entire evening. The couple had a traditional Jewish ceremony but chose to walk down the aisle according to the traditions of their heritages: Robbie was escorted by both of his parents, while Kirsten gave her father the honor, a nod to Filipino tradition. At the cocktail hour, guests were greeted by a bold open-arch branch-and-floral sculpture with hanging candles illuminating the escort cards. The reception continued the theme of romance with lush flowers and candles atop mirrored tables. “The idea was to create the feeling of a fancy dinner party,” says Kirsten. The wedding cake was the focal point of the reception, with six intricately decorated tiers ranging from tiny detailed sugar blossoms, sugar pearls and dramatic sugar flowers.