On Cloud 99
After bonding over baseball, Jessica and Steve knew they were destined to be together. During a romantic weekend trip, Steve surprised Jessica with an engagement ring while on a small island overlooking a beautiful Spanish-style vineyard.
The couple planned their wedding on their fifth anniversary, and enjoyed a beautiful day in the bride’s hometown of Chicago. Their ceremony, officiated by Jessica’s childhood pastor, was held at Saint James Chapel in Chicago. The chapel is modeled after Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, a meaningful spot for the newlyweds.
Their color palette of slate, sage, ivory, and silver created a chic and stylish affair. Candles cast the room in a soft glow, enhancing the ambiance. Guests enjoyed 360-degree views from the 99th floor of Willis Tower all night. During the cocktail hour, they even ventured out onto the Skydeck’s Ledges.
“One of my favorite memories was surprising my husband by singing a folk song to him as my father, Ed Curran, reporter and broadcast meteorologist for CBS 2 Chicago, played guitar,” explains the bride. “It was so special to share such an unforgettable memory with the two most important men in my life.”
Taking a moment for themselves, the couple snuck away to enjoy their dessert in private, sitting on one of the Ledges. “It was so perfect to just be in the moment, hand-in-hand, floating magically above our city.”
Guests danced to live music by a ten-piece band, enjoyed viewing the Navy Pier fireworks from their bird’s eye view, and took home a bag of Garrett’s Popcorn to remember the amazing evening.
By: Kelsey O’Shaughnessy
Ceremony: Saint James Chapel
Officiant: Fr. Ronald Kalas
Reception: The 99th Floor Of Willis Tower
Photography: Steve Koo Photography
Videography: Highway 61
Wedding Consultant: Simply Azure Events
Bride’s Gown: Belle Vie Bridal Couture
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Nordstrom Wedding Suite
Hair: Maxine Salon
Makeup: Sonia Roselli Makeup
Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Floral: Hlavecek Florist Of Glenview
Sweets: Catered By Design; Oak Mill Bakery
Entertainment: Upbeat Music Productions
Catering: Catered By Design
Transportation: Chitown Limobus; Odyssey Transportation