Julia & Anthony

Urban Glamour

It was love at first sight for Julia and Anthony, and five months after they met, the groom-to-be proposed in a helicopter as they flew over a beach at sunset. The couple immediately began planning a party no guest would ever forget.

“We wanted to blend an urban, city vibe with timeless glamour and luxury to create a really classic look,” explains the bride. Julia and Anthony chose the Field Museum’s Stanley Hall because of its historical and architectural drama. “We paired white flowers and décor with gold accents, and used as many candles as possible to enhance the romantic ambience.”

The couple knew that the perfect party needed lots of energy, so they brought in the best of the best. Ben Quam, a well-known in-arena host for the Minnesota Timberwolves, acted as the master of ceremonies, while Miami DJ Joe Maz, a frequent performer at Hyde Bellagio, played upbeat tunes to keep the dance floor packed. An artist also painted the reception on canvas as he watched the night unfold. “The end result was incredible,” says the bride. “We highly recommend a live artist.”

Though Anthony and Julia worked with their vendors to perfect every last detail, what they remember most about their wedding day was the love. “It was as though we were the only two people in the room,” Julia remembers. After their wedding, the couple enjoyed an amazing honeymoon that took them to Amsterdam, Greece, and Italy.

By: Kelsey O’Shaughnessy

The Field Museum


Ceremony Site: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Reception Site: The Field Museum
Videography: Amor In Motion
Officiant: Fr. Stamatios G. Sfikas
Wedding Consultant: Kensington Florals & Events
Bride’s Gown: Dimitra’s Bridal Couture
Hair: Blaze Salon
Makeup: Makeup By Kimberly Patterson
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Calvin Klein
Formalwear: Vera Wang
Stationery: Ashley’s Custom Stationery
Floral: Kehoe Designs
Catering: Food For Thought
Sweets: Vanille Patisserie
Entertainment: Ben Quam, DJ Joe Maz, Magnificent Events
Transportation: Avital Limousine

Photography By:

Nakai Photography

By | 2017-06-30T12:11:36+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Real ChicagoStyle Weddings|
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