Choosing to work with the colors of the ornate ballroom, Stephanie and Dane incorporated accents of gray and silver into the overarching blue and white theme. Their florist designed a breathtaking floral installment of wisteria and orchids that framed the couple while they exchanged their vows. With thirteen tables, an exact match for the number of years Stephanie and Dane had been together, they chose to use a photo from each year of their relationship as their table numbers.
Ready to Mingle
Stephanie and Dane had guests travel from all over the world to celebrate with them. The couple chose to seat random groups of people together and were thrilled when everyone bonded and had fun getting to know each other. Stephanie and Dane really hoped their guests would enjoy the dance floor, and they did — it was a boisterous party all night.
The Last Piece
Everyone loved the cake which was layers of butter cake and chocolate fudge cake with passion fruit curd and bittersweet chocolate mousse fillings frosted with Italian meringue. For those who weren’t quick enough to indulge in their piece, there were onlookers waiting to run over and swipe the unclaimed slices.
Number of Wedding Guests: 135
Venue: The Blackstone Hotel
Photography: Colin Lyons Wedding Photography
Videography: Hendzel Productions
Stephanie’s Rings: Family Heirlooms
Dane’s Ring: MJ Metals Jewelry
Veil: Kathryn’s Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bride’s Jewelry: NADRI
Hair: Lumination Salon
Makeup: Neapolitan Collection
Formalwear: Kathryn’s Bridal
Floral & Decor: Joseph’s Events
Entertainment: Okyne Medialab
Cake & Sweets: Cake Chicago