Annie and Christopher’s wedding treated guests to a beautifully traditional ceremony and an upbeat, glowing reception that lasted long into the night.

Annie and Christopher began their wedding day at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, prepping for their big day along with their close friends and family.

After the couple and their friends finished getting ready, everyone headed over to St. Benedict’s and the ceremony got underway.

Annie and Chris opted to use several up-and-coming vendors in their celebration. “We love supporting start ups and smaller businesses, and we were absolutely thrilled with all the work that our vendors did,” the couple told us.

Annie had a large bridal party, so finding a make up and hair team that could take care of not only the bride but her eleven attendants was crucial. Luckily, Tamara Hair&Makeup Artistry was more than up for the challenge.

After the newlyweds took pictures out and about in the city, they joined their guests at Ravenswood Event Center for an unforgettable night of live music and delicious food.

Featured Vendors: Angela Renee Photography (photos), Hyatt Regency Hotel (preparations), St. Benedict ceremony), Ravenswood Event Center (reception/catering), Modern Trousseau (bride’s gown), Le Petite Fleuriste (floral), Tamara Hair&Makeup Artistry (hair&makeup), The Black Tux (formalwear), Suit Supply (formalwear), Joanna August & Bill Levkoff (bridesmaids’ dresses), Maria Sepsis (event coordinator), Sweet Mandy B’s (cake), Rendezvous (cocktail hour entertainment), Ruby from Toast and Jam (reception entertainment)
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