Amanda & Zak

Amanda’s brother became friends with Zak back when they were in sixth grade, but it wasn’t until a group trip to Austin almost a decade later that romantic sparks started flying between Amanda and her future husband. “I always found Zak super cute and funny,” Amanda admitted. “It was no surprise to me that when he first kissed me, I instantly knew he was the one!”

The couple decided to get married at Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel, which allowed them to get ready in private suites as they prepped for a wedding day that was full of personal touches. After taking their portraits outside, the couple said “I do” while surrounded by gorgeous floral arrangements and all their family and friends. “We were so lucky to have a four piece orchestra from H.Y.P.E. Productions, Inc. at our ceremony,” the couple gushed. “They played instrumental versions of our favorite compositions, like Hans Zimmer’s ‘You’re So Cool’.”

Immediately following the ceremony, Amanda and Zak snuck away for a little private time. “We made sure to take fifteen minutes to ourselves in a quiet room and just revel in the fact that we were now married and had miraculously pulled off our ceremony just as we’d imagined it,” the couple shared. Amanda and Zak rejoined their guests for a reception that was full of more great music from H.Y.P.E., an entire room full of sweets and desserts, and late night Lou Malnati’s Pizza. The dance floor remained packed well into the evening, and both Amanda and Zak agreed that their entire wedding day was simply perfect. “We’re so thankful to our parents, our family, our guests, and our wedding professionals,” the couple said. “It was the day of our absolute dreams!”

By: Christina Oddo

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel


Officiant: Ann Marie Ursini
Event Planner: Marcy Glink at Great Events
Rings: Tiffany & Co. 
Videography: Keepsake Family Tree Video
Bride’s Gown: Mira Couture
Makeup: Leesi B. Cosmetics
Hair: Renee Feldman Salon
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale
Formalwear: Canali
Cake & Sweets: Alliance Bakery
Catering: Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel
Stationery: For Your Party
Floral & Decor: Kehoe Designs
Entertainment: H.Y.P.E. Productions, Inc.

Photography By:

Justine Bursoni Photography

By | 2017-08-02T13:08:26+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Real ChicagoStyle Weddings|
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