How Rachel Knew She Had Found the One

“We complement one another perfectly. Eric’s my best friend and I really can’t imagine life without him in it.”

Why Chicago?

“Chicago has been the backdrop for most of the greatest moments in our relationship, so it only seemed fitting. We couldn’t have imagined getting married anywhere else.”

Eric’s Favorite Memory

“Our flower girls went rogue while walking down the aisle in the processional. It took half of the wedding party and grandparents to round them up. Though it was chaotic, everyone had the biggest smiles. It was that moment that I realized not everything was going to go exactly as planned, but I wouldn’t want it any other way.”

Tip For Engaged Couples

“Don’t let wedding planning stress you out, you’re celebrating the start of a new life with the person you love most.”

Number of Wedding Guests: 160

Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Blackstone Hotel

Photography: Dominika Photographer

Videography: Wholehearted Wedding Film Co.

Officiant: Pastor Tom Noll

Rings: C.P. Diamonds; Blue Nile

Bride’s Gown: Pronovias via Eleganza Tuxedo & Bridal Gallery

Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Accessories: CrystalAvenues; Glamourous Bijoux

Makeup: Harriet Grevers

Hair: Jillian Boeckh at Elle Salon

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHDLN

Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse

Groom’s Accessories: Family Heirlooms

Favors: Ryba’s Fudge Shop

Stationery: Minted; Wedding Paper Divas

Floral & Decor: Avant Gardenia

Catering: The Blackstone Hotel

Cake & Sweets: Cake Chicago

Entertainment: The Innocenti Strings; ShutterBooth Chicago; MDM Entertainment