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Stunning Ceiling Decor

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One of the hottest trends we are seeing in high-end events in 2016 is dramatic ceiling decor. Take, for example, these magnificent ceiling installations and creations from some of Chicago’s top decor pros. From thousands of white roses to hundreds of glistening light strands, here are some of our favorite overhead works of art.

WEDDING "WELCOME" DINNER AT CHEZ

Photo by Kehoe Designs

VenueChez

Party type: A wild fiesta-themed Welcome Dinner for out-of-town guests

Planner: JDetailed Events

Event Design & Floral: Kehoe Designs

PhotographerKehoe Designs

What you’re seeing in the image: To accentuate the soaring ceiling of Chez, Kehoe hung a festive collection of sizeable paper lanterns and large-scale fringed piñatas in bold pops of tangerine, fuchsia, yellow and fiery red. Below, a clean-lined palette of white banquettes, lacquered tables and sleek ottomans were infused with doses of eye-catching color that winked at the ceiling canopy above. Towering palmetto leaves were hand-painted with Mexican-inspired graffiti and acted as a brilliant backdrop while connecting the color story from the lounge to the ceiling.

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CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN WEDDING

Photo by Jennifer Lynn Photography

VenueChicago Botanic Garden

Party type: Wedding

Event Design & PlanningBliss Weddings and Events

Floral & DecorHMR Designs

Lighting: Frost Lighting

Photographer: Jennifer Lynn Photography

What you’re seeing in this photo: The ceiling at the wedding was made up of beautiful Wild Smilax and White Wisteria flowers.

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UIC PAVILLION BAR MITZVAH

Photo by Sheri Whitko

Venue: UIC Pavilion

Party type: Bar Mitzvah

PlannerPaulette Wolf Events

Floral & Decor: Kehoe Designs

PhotographerSheri Whitko Photography

What you’re seeing in the image: This ceiling decor for this Jamaican-themed Bar Mitzvah was inspired by dreadlocks. It was created with yards and yards of braided fabric that was suspended from the ceiling over the dining tables.

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FIELD MUSEUM GALA

Photo by Photography by Tay

Venue: The Field Museum

Party type: Opening of the World’s Fair Exposition

DecorHMR Designs

Photographer: Photography by Tay

What you’re seeing in the image: In this image, giant spinning ferris wheels hang from the ceiling above rows of palms at Stanley Field Hall for the opening of the World’s Fair Exposition.

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PENINSULA WEDDING

Photo by KingenSmith

Venue: Peninsula Chicago

Party type: Wedding Reception

PlannerBirch Design Studio

Decor ProKehoe Designs

PhotographerKingenSmith

What you’re seeing in the photo: Birch Design Studio had the ceiling above the dance floor covered in hanging white roses with 6 crystal chandeliers; the band backdrop was white azalea flower panels inset on a floor-to-ceiling garden lattice adorned with greenery and white roses.

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STANDARD CLUB WEDDING

Photo by Kent Drake Photography

Venue: The Standard Club

Party type: Wedding

Planner: Jamie Boton

DecorHMR Designs

Photographer: Kent Drake Photography

What you are seeing in this photo: Individual roses were strung and suspended above a candlelit aisle strewn with ivory petals for a romantic Standard Club wedding ceremony.

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BRIDGEPORT ART CENTER WEDDING

Photo by Matt Hass Photography

VenueBridgeport Art Center

Party type: Wedding

PlannerLiven It Up Events

Decor: Art of Imagination

Photographer: Matt Hass Photography

What you’re seeing in this photo: Art of Imagination created a magical illumination with 2,800 globe lights strands on dimmers looping overhead  like “light pearls” and then vertically cascading straight down behind the head table for the ultimate finish. This was the first time AOI had ever created this special look at Bridgeport Art center. It was the ultimate look for a romantic enchanted wedding.

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REVEL FULTON MARKET WEDDING

VenueRevel Fulton Market

Party type: Urban-chic wedding

PlannerThe Revel Group

Decor ProThe Revel Group

What you’re seeing in this photo: Guests at this fabulous urban-meets-glamorous wedding dined beneath 2,000 white hanging roses.

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