The Wedding of All Seasons

Michael and Kristy met while working together at Sunda, a popular local restaurant. “We started as friends, then quickly realized we hated to be apart,” remembers Kristy. Their chemistry was undeniable, and the two fell in love with each other’s humor and a common devotion to family and friends.

Michael planned an intimate proposal to Kristy with hundreds of candles and ten dozen roses in their beautiful home. After a fairy tale moment – and a resounding “yes” from the bride-to-be – the pair enjoyed a lovely dinner at their favorite restaurant, followed by a large celebration with friends and family.

Like the proposal, Michael and Kristy’s wedding day was right out of a storybook. The unpredictable Chicago weather produced a blizzard in the morning, sun in the afternoon, and rain and heavy winds in the evening. Though their big day was dubbed “the wedding of all seasons,” it didn’t stop Kristy and Michael from having the best day of their lives. Luckily, the sun came out just long enough for guests to toss rose petals as the couple exited the church after being pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Ferlis.

The swanky cocktail hour was filled with guests’ laughter. “The piano was playing as waiters passed lamb lollipops and chicken and waffles while guests enjoyed classic cocktails,” explains Kristy. The formal reception featured large candelabras, white roses, orchids, and hydrangeas. The atmosphere was timelessly elegant.

Sweet speeches began the entertainment, and guests packed the dance floor all evening. “Every detail fell into place,” says Kristy. “Every moment was a blessing.”

By: Kelsey O’Shaughnessy

Ceremony: St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church Reception: The Montgomery Club Officiant: Rev. Walter Smedley IV Photography: Artisan Events, Inc. Wedding Consultant: The Simply Elegant Group Bride’s Gown: Macy’s Bridal Salon Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Various Hair & Makeup: Tamara Makeup + Hair Artistry Formalwear: Formally Modern Tuxedo Stationery: Minted Floral: Anthony Gowder Designs Sweets: The Montgomery Club Entertainment: Okyne Medialab Catering: The Montgomery Club Transportation: Signature Transportation Group

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