Looking back, Brianna believes it was love at first sight when she first caught a glimpse of David. Later, after dating for awhile, David treated her family to an evening of ice skating in downtown Chicago. Amidst laughing and enjoying the festivities, Brianna was ecstatic when he got down on one knee to propose.
After sipping mimosas and prepping with her bridal party, Brianna slipped into her intricate lace gown with a full lace overskirt and hopped into a limo bound for the church. One of the couple’s most memorable moments is when Brianna walked down the aisle to meet her best friend, David, who was waiting for her at the end of the aisle in a black custom- fitted suit with a black shirt and tie.
The couple had a large, traditional Italian wedding, just like Brianna had always dreamed. Her fairy-tale wedding turned into reality with a classic, modern motif of glass, mirrors and acrylic accents. Lavender softened the brilliance of the white orchids, hydrangeas, peonies and roses. Since the couple is Italian and consider themselves food fanatics, the natural choice for their reception was Venuti’s. Not to mention, it was where David had caught Brianna’s eye more than eight years ago.
Brianna’s parents commissioned a violinist from Mexico, surprising the couple with an unforgettable, romantic dinner filled with live music. The happy couple agreed the dinner menu was very important to them and Venuti’s certainly delivered. Dessert even featured a surprise gelato cart and traditional Italian sweets. After dinner, the DJ got everyone moving on the dance floor to top off the magical evening.
NUMBER OF WEDDING GUESTS: 420
CEREMONY VENUE: St. Mary of the Angels
RECEPTION VENUE: Venuti’s Banquets & Ristorante
PHOTOGRAPHER: Jaime Campanelli Photography
VIDEOGRAPHER: Elån Cinema
RINGS: United Gem Ltd.
BRIDE’S GOWN: Enzoani gown with Valentini overskirt via Dimitra’s Bridal Couture
BRIDE’S SHOES: Christian Louboutin
HAIR: Marie Quattrocchi
MAKEUP: Makeup & Hair Artistry by Francesca
BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Dollhouse Bridesmaids
FORMALWEAR: Tailor, Needle & Thread
GROOM’S SHOES: Christian Louboutin
STATIONERY: The Paperie Co.
FLORAL & DÉCOR: Yanni Design Studio
CAKE & SWEETS: The Baking Institute