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
Party type: A wild fiesta-themed Welcome Dinner for out-of-town guests
Planner: JDetailed Events
Event Design & Floral: Kehoe Designs
Photographer: Kehoe 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.
Venue: Chicago Botanic Garden
Party type: Wedding
Event Design & Planning: Bliss Weddings and Events
Floral & Decor: HMR 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.
Venue: UIC Pavilion
Party type: Bar Mitzvah
Planner: Paulette Wolf Events
Floral & Decor: Kehoe Designs
Photographer: Sheri 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.
Venue: The Field Museum
Party type: Opening of the World’s Fair Exposition
Decor: HMR 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.
Venue: Peninsula Chicago
Party type: Wedding Reception
Planner: Birch Design Studio
Decor Pro: Kehoe Designs
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.
STANDARD CLUB WEDDING
BRIDGEPORT ART CENTER WEDDING
Venue: Bridgeport Art Center
Party type: Wedding
Planner: Liven 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.