Say “I Do”

Lexie and Tyler held their wedding ceremony and reception at the same venue, but still wanted the ceremony to feel traditional. A family friend created glass crosses and a gorgeous centerpiece for the altar to bring a church-like feel to the space.

School Pride

The couple met at the University of Kentucky, and they made sure to include their alma mater in their reception. Kentucky fans call themselves the “Big Blue Nation,” so instead of a more traditional route, Lexie and Tyler had a UK-themed “BBN” cocktail hour featuring bourbon, beer and nugget pretzels.

Autumn Beauty

The reception space is incredibly unique, featuring woodwork architecture, hand-painted ceilings, tall vases of magnolia leaves and a giant stone fireplace. Lexie and Tyler wanted to make sure the décor was cozy and warm, so they had candles flickering in the fireplace and the entire space draped in warm shades of maroon, gold and deep green for their fall wedding.

Love, Sweet Love

Lexie and Tyler share a love of all things food. Lexie also happens to be the lead cake designer at Vanille Patisserie, so they treated guests to unique sweets including a tiered wedding cake, a groom’s cake shaped like a bourbon barrel that actually dispensed bourbon, a full dessert table of sweets and late-night snacks.

Number of Wedding Guests: 125

Venue: University Club of Chicago

Photography: Dory L Tuohey Photography

Wedding Rings: Tiffany & Co.

Engagement Ring: Kruckemeyer & Cohn

Gown: Martina Liana via Volle’s Bridal & Boutique

Fur Stole: Betsey Johnson

Bride’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson

Hair: Touché Salon

Makeup: Elana Darrus Makeup & Hair

Formalwear: Tom James Company

Groom’s Shoes: Allen Edmonds

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jasmine Bridal via GiGi’s Boutique

Stationery: Little Shop of Papers

Floral & Decor: Fleur

Entertainment: Bluewater Kings Band; The CoverGirls Violin Show

Cake & Sweets: Vanille Patisserie