Music and Memories

“Roe would often come down from his office to have dinner and a drink at my family’s restaurant, Pazzo’s at 311,” explains bride Brittany. She enjoyed watching him entertain the other guests by singing and playing his guitar, telling jokes, and occasionally pulling off a great magic trick. “He loved how I was the ‘boss lady,’ and I loved how he was all country in the big city.”

Eventually Roe moved from West Texas to Chicago permanently and the two began dating. Roe celebrated Brittany’s birthday by serenading her and proposing in front of all her loved ones.

Brittany and Roe prepared for the day separately in beautiful suites at Trump ­International Hotel & Tower, then met for an exciting first look. The couple and their attendants enjoyed singing and dancing their way through the city to take pictures in some of their favorite places.

The excitement ramped up as the couple entered Pazzo’s at 311, just before their ceremony. A dramatic aisle led to a stunning fountain, framed by a show-stopping arch. Brittany remembers feeling emotional as she walked down that aisle on her father’s arm. “The ceremony was perfect in every way.”

The newlyweds enjoyed the vibrant view from their sweetheart table, situated in front of the beautiful “Gem of the Lake” fountain. Guests enjoyed a wonderful meal under a glass ceiling, through which they could see the starry sky.

“Our family is rich in diversity,” explains Brittany. “We had traditional Arabic music, authentic singers, and exceptional belly dancers cascading down the aisles.” Roe was also welcomed on stage to sing some of his favorite country songs with the orchestra. “We had the time of our lives.”

By: Kelsey O’Shaughnessy

Ceremony & Reception: Pazzo’s At 311 Officiant: Rev. Dave Angle Photography & Videography: Timothy Whaley & Associates Wedding Consultant: Pazzo’s At 311 Bride’s Gown: Vera Wang Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal Hair: Andrea Buttner; Tinamarie Possidoni Makeup: Adla Askar; Wendy Hammad Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse Stationery: Ashley’s Custom Stationery Floral: Northern Greenhouses Floral & Event Designs Sweets: Cake Sweet Food Chicago Entertainment: TVK Orchestra Orchestra Transportation: M&M Limousine Services, Inc.

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