Dolores & Dominic
The Odyssey, Tinley Park, IL
This ivory wedding was the perfect mix of tradition and modern in southern Chicago.
High school sweethearts Dolores and Dominic wanted a big, traditional wedding that captured the autumnal beauty of Chicago. Much like summer turns to fall, the bride wore an elegant satin mermaid gown for the Catholic ceremony, but transitioned into a rose lace mermaid gown from Italy for the reception. The groomsmen wore navy blue tuxedos and the bridesmaids wore maroon off-the-shoulder, floor-length dresses. For further autumn inspiration, Lavish Wedding used ivory roses and peonies with bunia berries and dusty miller to perfect fall centerpieces and bouquets.
Dolores and Dominic chose the Odyssey for its mix of modernity and elegance in one venue, not to mention the convenience of being close to home and able to accommodate 300 guests. The Odyssey chefs outdid themselves with a plated dinner of filet mignon and pan-seared chicken. From the gold Chiavari chairs to the charming candy table and late-night pizza, the couple decided it was worth it to splurge on the extras at their reception. It was also important to showcase their culture by incorporating a Mariachi band and bilingual emcee. Their most memorable moment was their first dance to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran, especially because the choreographer/emcee mixed it into a Bachata version, so it was another perfect foray into their culture. They followed up their big day with a honeymoon in Thailand.
From the couple:
“Looking back on our wedding, we couldn’t live without our wedding planner, Tammy [from Behind the Veil Design Studio]. She was available to us day and night, and was just a phone call or text away. Once we started working with her, everything fell in line — from dates we needed vendors locked in down to what everyone’s role was the day of. During our wedding, any vendor- or guest-related question went straight to Tammy so we could enjoy our moment.”
Planning: Behind The Veil Design Studio
Venue: The Odyssey
Photography & Cinematography: Reel Life Cinema
Floral: Lavish Weddings And Behind The Veil Design Studio
Stationery: Behind The Veil Design Studio
Cake: Delish Cakes
Entertainment & Lighting: Dj Bobby C, Special Occasion Events And Mariachi Universal
Photobooth: Magic Uplighting
Transportation: Chitown Limo Bus
Bridal Gown: House Of Brides
Reception Gown: Ricca Sposa Bridal Boutique