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Michigan Avenue - 2016 - Issue 2 - Late Spring - Anna Chlumsky

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PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE PENINSULA CHICAGO (BALLROOM, CAKE) At The Peninsula Chicago, spring weddings can make the most of milder weather by featuring a reception on the outdoor terrace. Overlooking the Magnificent Mile, the tucked-away courtyard pairs the posh city pulse with a lush garden brimming with tulips, daffodils, and green- ery galore. "Even if it wasn't nice outside, when you walk into the reception area in the ballroom, you can see all the flowers through the floor-to-ceiling windows," says the Peninsula's associ- ate director of weddings, Jennifer Clarke. Couples who think outside the tradi- tional ballroom box can also take advantage of a supportive staff when it comes to original dining requests. Designing sumptu- ous food stations that reflect the cuisine the bride and groom shared on their first date, for instance, or nixing a standard seated dinner in favor of one whose atmo- sphere is reminiscent of the couple's engagement night is no trouble for the Peninsula team. "Couples come up with all these fun ideas," Clarke observes. "At the end of the day, the chefs are as excited as the clients are about it." 108 E. Superior St., 312-337-2888; chicago. . NEXT- LEVEL LUXE THE PENINSULA CHICAGO MARRIES AN ELEGANT ATMOSPHERE WITH AN OF-THE-MOMENT APPROACH. FASHION, CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Gown, J. Mendel (price on request). Belle Vie Bridal Couture, 34 E. Oak St., Second Fl., 312-751-2222; belleviebridal Platinum Novo diamond ring and diamond band, Tiffany & Co. (prices on request). 730 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-7500; Ivis veil with Swarovski rhinestones, Sara Gabriel ($297). The Left Bank, 1155 W. Webster Ave., 773-929-7422; 164 MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM The Peninsula's Grand Ballroom makes for a lovely, light-filled reception space. BRIDAL RECEPTION PERFECTION

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