Julie and Peter’s wedding was like something out of a movie. This stylish couple thought out every cinematic detail – from fashions to the candy apple red Ford Thunderbird getaway car.
Unbeknownst to them, Julie and Peter’s paths were intertwined before they even met. While Julie completed her dermatology residency at Northwestern, Peter began his JD-MBA journey at Northwestern Law School, just blocks away. Their love story began with a quirky opening on Hinge and a memorable first date in a Japanese alley bar on a frigid February night. Their love story unfolded through shared cocktails, rock-climbing adventures and travels to various cities.
On the July morning of their wedding, Julie and her besties got ready at Nobu Chicago. The suite, with large windows and a sleek monochromatic style, encapsulated Julie’s timeless and chic beauty. Meanwhile, Peter and his guys got ready at the couple’s home, complete with matching robes and all!
Located in Chicago’s West Town, Walden’s century-old industrial building provided the perfect backdrop for Julie and Peter’s celebration. “We wanted a place with its own unique character, yet a space where we could infuse our personality. Walden’s modern, warm environment was the perfect fit,” shares the couple. “From sharing vows on the cozy second floor to dancing the night away downstairs, every detail was magical.” Walden’s full-service event planning, chef-driven cuisine and top-tier bar service made it a unique and seamless choice for the couple.
From their very first meeting, Julie and Peter envisioned their wedding as one big party. The night was certainly filled with moments that created an electric energy and a true party vibe. Cold sparklers and a champagne tower added excitement, ensuring that every guest experienced unforgettable moments throughout the evening. Julie and Peter’s journey, from their initial meeting to the magical proposal, culminated in a West Loop celebration filled with style, charm and a touch of cinematic magic.
PHOTOGRAPHER Alisha Tova
VIDEOGRAPHER Sauer Productions
GETTING READY VENUE Nobu Hotel Chicago
FLORAL Thistle & Plume
COORDINATORS Walden; Erika Baumgartner, Katie Rose Pattillo, and Kalila Harris
RENTALS MDM Entertainment
MAKEUP Kelsey Joelle & Sandy Janik Makeup with To Have and To Glow
BRIDE’S GOWN Lee Petra Grebenau from Dimitra’s Bridal Couture
GROOM’S FORMALWEAR Indochino
STATIONERY Amore Creative
CATERING Real Kitchen
LATE NIGHT SNACK Flash Taco
DESSERT Hoosier Mama Pie
ENTERTAINMENT Funktastic Productions
PHOTO BOOTH Shutterbooth
TRANSPORTATION 312 Limo