Real Wedding: Dimphy Sasse and Mark Romano

“We met through my college volleyball teammate and roommate who happened
to marry Mark’s brother. So, we get to be
sister-in-laws! We both love volleyball
and played in many leagues together around the city. We would go to many music/food concerts and
festivals and all around just enjoy Chicago and all it has to offer. In the fall of 2014, Mark went with me to the
Netherlands to visit my family and we decided to stay longer to check out
Brussels and Paris as well. Mark
proposed to me in Paris during a dinner cruise along the Seine with the Eiffel
tower light up behind us.  It was just

“Our vision for the wedding was a great concert, and what better venue
than where it all began — at Lincoln Hall. It was the location of our second date, and sister
venue to Schuba’s Tavern where we had our first date. We even named our new
puppy, Schuba. The band, The Big
League Boys, is an up and coming Chicago band we wanted to support and
thought would be perfect for the task. We opted for caricature artists instead of a photo booth to not only
support local artists, but to also give people a fun favor to take home. Since we both don’t like cake, we found this
amazing toffee from a local guy name Dr. Ray’s Toffee at a wine shop on Broadway
called wineHouse. We reached out to Dr. Ray to see if he could make a toffee
tower fit for a wedding, and he was able to do it! Since we lived in Lakeview
right off Belmont and Clark we would come home from concerts and festivals late
at night craving a bite to eat and we would make it a tradition to always go to
Cheesie’s Pub and Grub to end our nights. So we thought what better way to end
our wedding night by having the Cheesie’s food truck come out and feed all of
our guests some grilled cheese goodness?

“While Mark wanted the event to be an epic concert, I
wanted to make sure it was still classy and romantic. We added little touches
here and there to make it feel like A Midsummer Night’s Dream with fresh flowers and
candles everywhere. I felt like I was
married in Narnia.  

“Mark’s grand idea was the Cube. One day he said, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we had a giant
cube hung like a diamond in the middle of the dance floor where we can
project awesome videos and pictures on throughout our
wedding?’  Well he made it happen
and it was a great success, adding another fun interactive element to the event.” –Dimphy

Ceremony + Reception Site: Lincoln Hall // Photography: Wasio Photography // Videography: Old North Film Company // Officiant: Rev. Dominic Barrett // Bride’s Gown: House of Brides // Hair + Makeup: Style Onsite // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bride to Be Couture // Formalwear: Formally Modern Tuxedo // Stationery: Minted // Flowers: Blossom & Branch Designs // Catering: Schubas Tavern // Entertainment: Big League Boys // Sweets: Dr. Ray’s Toffee // Transportation: Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company // Food Truck: Cheesie’s Pub and Grub // Caricature Artist: Chuck Senties Productions 

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