Darling Details

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

Gown: Morilee by Madeline Gardner via Kathryn’s Bridal

Veil: Kathryn’s Bridal

Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Bride’s Jewelry: NADRI

Hair: Lumination Salon

Makeup: Neapolitan Collection

Formalwear: Kathryn’s Bridal

Groom’s Accessories: Baume & Mercier; Charles Tyrwhitt; Cuff-Daddy

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff via Kathryn’s Bridal

Stationery: Minted

Floral & Decor: Joseph’s Events

Entertainment: Okyne Medialab

Cake & Sweets: Cake Chicago