Art Below Zero Inc. had the honor of being a part of Aneta and Sahil Argwall’s amazing wedding celebration. The festivity (which lasted three days!) held a traditional ornate Indian theme with every detail beautifully planned out by Poonam of Poonam’s creations. The last night of this very special wedding took place in the Donald E. Stephans Convention Center in Chicago. After many, many weeks of preparation, with our rental truck packed to the brim with ice, we made our way down to the reception hall to bring the enchanting couple an ample array of personalized ice sculpture displays. For the final reception, guests arrived and were greeted with a giant peacock flower vase ice sculpture. To the right of the entrance was the ice elephant cocktail bar complete with two ice luges fused on top of swirling decorations that were found on the couple’s wedding invitations. During the initial cocktail hour, guests perused throughout the outer corridor filled to the brim with traditional Indian hors d’oeuvres. In one corner, we set up an ice sculpture sushi display which chilled the maki, keeping it fresh at just the right temperature. In the middle of the corridor sat a personalized love bridge ice carving food display, featuring Sahil and Aneta’s names on top of the invite swirls along with an iconic symbol of two wedding rings joining together to create a heart. The ice bridge served a traditional corn appetizer and a savory cream spiced drink and later on held different sweet confectionaries and fruits.
All while the guests mingled and munched on the limitless variety of food, the Art Below Zero Inc. team assembled and unfolded the two biggest ice sculptures of the night in the main dining hall. Each standing at approximately 12 ft tall, a set of two personalized Eiffel Towers, complete with two food displays on either side, faced each other from opposite ends of the hall complete with color-changing LED complimenting the other engaging visual elements of the hall, such as the color changing dance floor and bright lasers that filled the room with bursts of color. Traditional polish dishes were placed upon the ice platters, while the surrounding buffets had traditional Indian food; a delicious fusion of Aneta and Sahil’s respective background ethnicities. During the entirety of the wedding, our friend Carl, who works over at Front Room Photography, gave us a huge helping hand with his creative talent. A long time dream came true when he photographed and documented our set ups and created a time-lapse video of the ice sculpture collection on top of his amazing variety of photography (some of which can be seen in this very blog post!) We would like to thank the Agarwalls' for including us in your wedding celebration, it was a huge honor. Many thanks to Carl, Scott, and Cory who came out of their way to help us out, we couldn't have done it without you! We wish all the best for the newlyweds and hope for immeasurable years of love and happiness.