Lexie & Tyler
Say “I Do”
Lexie and Tyler held their wedding ceremony and reception at the same venue, but still wanted the ceremony to feel traditional. A family friend created glass crosses and a gorgeous centerpiece for the altar to bring a church-like feel to the space.
The couple met at the University of Kentucky, and they made sure to include their alma mater in their reception. Kentucky fans call themselves the “Big Blue Nation,” so instead of a more traditional route, Lexie and Tyler had a UK-themed “BBN” cocktail hour featuring bourbon, beer and nugget pretzels.
The reception space is incredibly unique, featuring woodwork architecture, hand-painted ceilings, tall vases of magnolia leaves and a giant stone fireplace. Lexie and Tyler wanted to make sure the décor was cozy and warm, so they had candles flickering in the fireplace and the entire space draped in warm shades of maroon, gold and deep green for their fall wedding.
Love, Sweet Love
Lexie and Tyler share a love of all things food. Lexie also happens to be the lead cake designer at Vanille Patisserie, so they treated guests to unique sweets including a tiered wedding cake, a groom’s cake shaped like a bourbon barrel that actually dispensed bourbon, a full dessert table of sweets and late-night snacks.
Number of Wedding Guests: 125
Venue: University Club of Chicago
Photography: Dory L Tuohey Photography
Wedding Rings: Tiffany & Co.
Engagement Ring: Kruckemeyer & Cohn
Gown: Martina Liana via Volle’s Bridal & Boutique
Fur Stole: Betsey Johnson
Bride’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Hair: Touché Salon
Makeup: Elana Darrus Makeup & Hair
Formalwear: Tom James Company
Groom’s Shoes: Allen Edmonds
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jasmine Bridal via GiGi’s Boutique
Stationery: Little Shop of Papers
Floral & Decor: Fleur
Entertainment: Bluewater Kings Band; The CoverGirls Violin Show
Cake & Sweets: Vanille Patisserie