How They Knew They Had Found the One

“It was a culmination of moments. The more time we spent together, the more we realized just how much we have in common. We’ve always felt so comfortable with one another and can truly be ourselves.”

Darling Details

“As part of our ceremony at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, our florist created a birch wood arch with flowers and greenery that was also used at our sweetheart table during the reception. She told us that a few of the flowers on the arch had been cut from her own garden that very same morning! It was so sweet, and we felt really special knowing she’d included that personal element.”

Favorite Wedding Memory

“We both picked the same memory. As we ate dinner, we took a second to pause and look around the room. The sight of all our guests laughing, eating, and having fun just made our hearts feel so full.”

Tip for Engaged Couples

“It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the small things when planning a wedding. Keep in mind that at the end of the day, your guests probably won’t remember what flowers you used in your centerpieces or what color your cake was. They’ll just leave knowing they had a good time!”

Number of Wedding Guests: 110

Ceremony: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Reception: La Pergola at Galleria Marchetti

Photography: Dana Ann Photography

Event Planner: DBY events

Rings: Celine’s Jewelry, Inc.

Bride’s Gown: Rita Vinieris via Bella Bianca Bridal Couture

Hair & Makeup: Pin Me Up Chicago

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal

Formalwear: Adrian Park Custom-DeLouice

Floral & Decor: A Stem Above

Lighting & Dance Floor: MDM Entertainment

Stationery: DBY invitations

Catering: Galleria Marchetti

Cake & Sweets: Elysia Root Cakes

Entertainment: Non-Stop Entertainment

Transportation: Pontarelli