A love of sailing first brought Bryn and Andy together at Ohio’s Miami University, but it wasn’t until after graduation that they formed a deeper connection. After dating long-distance for two years, Bryn moved to Chicago to be closer to Andy, and a few years later, on a vacation to Bryn’s family’s summer home in Maine, Andy proposed during a sunset stroll on the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Bryn and Andy were married on a crisp, sunny day in November 2019 at Chicago’s St. Alphonsus Church. Bryn graced the aisle in a Romona Keveza gown that channeled 1950’s starlet Grace Kelly, and her bridesmaids wore Monique Lhuillier gowns in Bryn’s favorite color: French blue. Following the ceremony, Bryn and Andy headed out for photos with the bridal party in a 1992 Range Rover that Andy had restored, arriving in Olive Milton Lee Park where Bryn had a surprise waiting — their rescue dog Rascal, ready for his close-up in a bow tie.
The Chicago History Museum was the perfect venue for Bryn and Andy’s “traditional with a twist” reception. Bryn, a wedding caterer, opted for an adventurous menu that included steak tartare, smoked salmon, fried quail eggs, Cabernet-braised short ribs, lamb shank and pan-seared sea bass. After dinner, guests danced the night away to the big band sounds of the 11-piece Taylor Pace Orchestra, and Bryn and Andy started their married life by kicking up their heels, remaining on the dance floor to the end of the night.
Number of Wedding Guests: 180
EVENT PLANNER: Jordyn Vignolo, BLISS Weddings
PHOTOGRAPHER: Louie Abellera Weddings
CEREMONY VENUE: St. Alphonsus Church
RECEPTION VENUE: Chicago History Museum
CATERER: Limelight Catering
BRIDE’S GOWN: Romona Keveza via Bella Bianca
BRIDE’S EARRINGS: Dior Tribales
BRIDE’S RING: Family Heirloom
FORMALWEAR: The Black Tux
HAIR & MAKEUP: Kate Johnson Artistry
BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Monique Lhuillier via Bella Bridesmaids
INVITATIONS & STATIONERY: Magnificent Milestones, featuring artwork by the bride’s grandmother
FLORAL & DÉCOR: Revel Décor
CAKE & SWEETS: ECBG Cake Studio