It was love at first period Biology class for Allison and Kyle. The Arlington Heights natives dated during high school and college, knowing all along that they were meant for each other. Kyle proposed to Allison the evening before Valentine’s Day. “It was very natural and intimate,” says Allison.
Mirroring their proposal, the couple chose the day before Valentine’s Day for their wedding. “We wanted to go with a romantic look – without being cliché,” explains the bride. The couple opted for a “classy, vintage look” that had a slight art deco feel. Allison and Kyle selected the Drake Hotel for its romantic look. “It’s simply breathtaking.”
As they decided on details of the ceremony, Allison’s brother, Ryan, asked if he could be the one to perform the service. “We agreed…and it made the ceremony so much more special,” she says.
The reception was filled with beautifully crafted details, like burgundy, blush, and champagne flowers to match the romantic feel. The couple says their florist really “did an amazing job making the flowers look breathtaking and complimentary to the beauty of the Drake.”
Guests enjoyed an evening filled with delectable food and lively dancing. And, in the midst of itall, Allison and Kyle were able to sneak away with their photographers to take some amazing wedding pictures on the roof, in front of the iconic sign for the Drake Hotel.
“Everything was perfect,” remembers Allison. “It was literally a fairy tale wedding.”
By: Kelsey O’Shaughnessy
Ceremony & Reception: The Drake Hotel
Officiant: Ryan Patrick Flood
Photography: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography and Design
Bride’s Gown: Bella Bianca Bridal Couture
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bella Bianca Bridal Couture
Hair: Mario Tricoci
Makeup: Bridal By Aga
Formalwear: GQ Formalwear Formalwear
Stationery: Lou Lou Di Paperie
Floral: Ashland Addison Floral & Event Décor
Sweets: The Drake Hotel
Catering: The Drake Hotel
Entertainment: The Orchestra 33