Featured Wedding: Jenny & Jason - Indoor Drama / Outside Romance

Jason and I met through our mothers who were sorority sisters in college at Bradley University. During winter break in college, we were both home from school. One night, while waiting to be seated at a restaurant with my family, Jason happened to be there with his family. Our moms saw each other and immediately started catching up. They introduced Jason and I, and I thought that would be the end of it. Later that night, I was downtown with some girlfriends at a bar and Jason happened to be at the same bar. We talked that night but nothing came of it. That summer we started bumping into each other until finally we went out on a date. Nearly six years later, we were married!

Jason and I knew that we wanted to be married somewhere unique and not the standard hotel. At the same time, we wanted a place that was architectural and had an outdoor area. When we went to the Adler Planetarium,the gorgeous Chicago view, beautiful lines of the museum and window covered main room, immediately sold us.

The outdoor ceremony faced the lake and took place right before the sun set. The chuppah was earthy and the large floral aisle runners were enhanced with over-sized palm leaves. I wanted our reception room to look starry and lit from within. The exploding orchid centerpieces, blue beamed lighting and twinkle backdrop all were intended to give the feeling that we were on a boat or below a star-filled sky. The room is lined with square windows, which we replicated in the square patterned table linens. The fireworks outside made a spectacular view too! I liked the idea of incorporating the astrology elements with the decor of the room. Ryan was able to make the outdoor ceremony and inside room have two distinct looks that still blended together well. The outdoor scene was romantic and natural and the indoor reception was completely dramatic.

Couple: Jenny Wolin & Jason Muslin Wedding
Date: 9.6.09
Venue: Adler Planetarium
Floral & DÃ ©cor: Kehoe Designs, Event Producer: Ryan Wille
Caterer: Food for Thought
Photographer: Gerber+Scarpelli
Gown: Vera Wang
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Cake: Take the Cake
Entertainment: The Bradley Young Orchestra
Written by: Jenny Wolin-Muslin