Songs of Love

Elisabeth met Kyle in grad school, where it only took a semester for the pair to fall in love as they sang together in choirs and performed with world-class orchestras. Elisabeth recalls, “It felt like we’d known each other for years.”

After graduating, the couple moved to New York, where Elisabeth worked in the city’s public schools and Kyle began his career as an opera singer. Kyle proposed in front of the Metropolitan Opera, where they’d had their first date in the big apple. “Now every time we go to the opera I remember that special night.”

The couple travelled back to Chicago for their beautiful wedding. To start the day, they shared a beautiful first look on a balcony overlooking the skyline at PUBLIC Chicago. Then they boarded a trolley and sped off to Lincoln Park’s “Honeycomb” for pictures.

As a Lincoln Park native, the bride knew she wanted to be married in the church where she grew up. “Because we are both musicians, the music was really important to us,” explains Elisabeth. A string quartet played arrangements from La Bohème, and a choir of grad school friends sang during the traditional ceremony. “We couldn’t stop smiling during the service while listening to their beautiful voices!”

Local to Elisabeth’s childhood home, Salvatore’s Ristorante served as the perfect venue for the couple’s friends and family. Between heartfelt speeches and a special serenade, guests sipped manhattans and enjoyed amazing fare. The night ended with everyone dancing and singing along to the music. The couple remembers, “The day was truly a whirlwind and couldn’t have been more perfect!”

By: Kelsey O’Shaughnessy

Ceremony Site: St. Paul’s United Church Of Christ Reception Site: Salvatore’s Ristorante Photography: Jill Tiongco Photography Videography: Lexoria Wedding Films Officiant: Jeff Carlson Bride’s Gown: RK Bridal Hair: Art and Science Makeup: Megan Carranza Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse Stationery: Paper Source Flowers: Stems, Inc. Catering: Salvatore’s Ristorante Entertainment: Style Matters Sweets: Oak Mill Bakery Transportation: Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.

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