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
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