A 'Great Gatsby'-Inspired Wedding at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
"I wanted our guests to feel as though they were transported back in time," Kristen Gestel (26) says of her "Great Gatsby"-themed wedding to Alex Wilkinson (27) last May. Armed with an elegant black, gold and champagne palette, the couple channeled art deco-inspired elements (including one ultra-glam wedding cake courtesy of Alliance Bakery) to bring to life their urban wedding at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Gold-framed escort cards and art deco-themed programs gave the couple's celebration an elegant feel, while classic elements—including all-white flower arrangements—popped against the venue's luxe, gilded detailing. "The grandeur and history behind the hotel's Crystal Ballroom fit our theme perfectly," Kristen says. Our favorite ultra-luxe detail? Chic black-and-white dinnerware that paired perfectly with rose and hydrangea centerpieces crafted by Bella Flora of Westmont, Illinois. For a peek at all the "Great Gatsby"-inspired decor, check out these chic shots from Elizabeth Greve Photography, below.