Songs of Love
Elisabeth met Kyle in grad school, where it only took a semester for the pair to fall in love as they sang together in choirs and performed with world-class orchestras. Elisabeth recalls, “It felt like we’d known each other for years.”
After graduating, the couple moved to New York, where Elisabeth worked in the city’s public schools and Kyle began his career as an opera singer. Kyle proposed in front of the Metropolitan Opera, where they’d had their first date in the big apple. “Now every time we go to the opera I remember that special night.”
The couple travelled back to Chicago for their beautiful wedding. To start the day, they shared a beautiful first look on a balcony overlooking the skyline at PUBLIC Chicago. Then they boarded a trolley and sped off to Lincoln Park’s “Honeycomb” for pictures.
As a Lincoln Park native, the bride knew she wanted to be married in the church where she grew up. “Because we are both musicians, the music was really important to us,” explains Elisabeth. A string quartet played arrangements from La Bohème, and a choir of grad school friends sang during the traditional ceremony. “We couldn’t stop smiling during the service while listening to their beautiful voices!”
Local to Elisabeth’s childhood home, Salvatore’s Ristorante served as the perfect venue for the couple’s friends and family. Between heartfelt speeches and a special serenade, guests sipped manhattans and enjoyed amazing fare. The night ended with everyone dancing and singing along to the music. The couple remembers, “The day was truly a whirlwind and couldn’t have been more perfect!”
By: Kelsey O’Shaughnessy
Ceremony Site: St. Paul’s United Church Of Christ
Reception Site: Salvatore’s Ristorante
Photography: Jill Tiongco Photography
Videography: Lexoria Wedding Films
Officiant: Jeff Carlson
Bride’s Gown: RK Bridal
Hair: Art and Science
Makeup: Megan Carranza
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew
Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Stationery: Paper Source
Flowers: Stems, Inc.
Catering: Salvatore’s Ristorante
Entertainment: Style Matters
Sweets: Oak Mill Bakery
Transportation: Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.