A Glam, Latin-Inspired Wedding at Carnivale in Chicago, Illinois

While planning their urban glam wedding in the heart of Chicago, Illinois, Fiorella Verne (32 and a project manager) and Chris Wilson (37 and a manage

While planning their urban glam wedding in the heart of Chicago, Illinois, Fiorella Verne (32 and a project manager) and Chris Wilson (37 and a management consultant) knew they wanted theirs to be a celebration filled with flair. "I'm Latin and Chris enjoys exploring different tastes and cultures, so Carnivale was perfect for us," Fiorella says of their Latin-fusion venue. Aside from the restaurant's loft-like ceilings and ornate light fixtures, the couple immediately fell in love with its bright aesthetic. "The decor is truly impressive," Fiorella says. "It's a fiesta as soon as you walk in." To reflect the feel of the venue, simple votives were paired with hydrangea centerpieces in varying heights for a reception that was equal parts classic and glam. Guests were even treated to family-style eats and Carnivale's famous mojitos and sangria before digging into dessert: a four-tier vanilla cake filled with fresh strawberries and frozen custard. Take a peek at all the glam details, shot by Elizabeth Nord Photography, below.

Purple and White Hydrangea Bouquets
"The space we chose was so colorful and fun,"  Fiorella says. "It's truly a fiesta as soon as you walk in."
Round Engagement Ring With Diamond Halo
Elegant Bridal Updo With Veil
White and lavender roses were mixed with hydrangeas to create the bride's glam bouquet. For a similar aesthetic, purple calla lilies were used in each of the men's boutonnieres.
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Elegant Loose Updo
Saint Mary of the Angels Church Wedding Ceremony
Since her three bridesmaids live overseas, Fiorella sent them a photo of the style dress she wanted along with the color. "In the end, the dresses they picked looked perfect," she says of the deep purple, floor-length gowns.
White Casablanca Wedding Dress With Ruffled Skirt
"Our wedding venue spoke for itself, so there wasn't a need for a lot of decorations," Fiorella says of their reception at Carnivale. "The space is so impressive with its light fixtures, high ceilings and bright decor."
Green and white arrangements of hydrangeas were used to create dramatic centerpieces that topped each dining table.
Green and white arrangements of hydrangeas were used to add a subtle pop of color to each tablescape.
Oak Mill Bakery created this four-tier confection made from vanilla cake, frozen custard and fresh strawberries.
Glam Wedding Reception at Carnivale Restaurant