Marty asked Daniella to sing ‘Ring of Fire’ with him at his band’s upcoming House of Blues show. Nervous and excited, Daniella thought Marty was just giving her a moment to shine in front of her family. Little did Daniella know, The Lovehammers’ lead singer would bring his girl to center stage and profess his love in front of a city full of fans.
“Marty has everything I could ever want in a man; he’s creative, loving, thoughtful, hardworking, family oriented, adventurous… I could go on forever.” Daniella says.
The couple’s gorgeous The Drake Hotel, Chicago wedding was nothing short of phenomenal. With stunning floral by Taylor & Co, a phenomenal six-tier wedding cake, and a surprise dance floor flash mob at the beginning of the reception, their big day was a show stopper. The couple even ‘kissed’ their guests at the beginning of the ceremony by handing out Hershey kisses to guests!
Jai Girard Photography captured every moment of their special day.
~The bride’s details ~
Something old: Daniella’s purse
Something new: Shoes, dress, and veil
Something borrowed: Mom’s bracelet
Something blue: Ribbon on Daniella’s bouquet
~ A sparkling bride ~
Daniella’s bouquet filled with her favorite flowers wouldn’t be complete without Swarovski crystals. The bride was a beauty in her spin-worthy, enchanting ball gown and custom made The Left Bank shoes.
~The bride’s favorite moment ~
Daniella and Marty said ‘I do’ at the iconic, landmark of Old St. Pat’s Church. A true romantic, Daniella’s favorite moment occurred when Father Tom said, “You may now kiss the bride.”
~ A castle in the city ~
To play up the fairy tale wedding theme, the gold columns of The Drake were lit with deep purple up lighting. Gold drapes added by Taylor & Co accented the room and lit crystal chandeliers stood on each table with cascading white flowers.~ Night of romance ~
A gorgeous flower wall stood behind the couple’s head table as the ceiling lit up with stars over the dance floor. For a touch of class, Taylor & Co added pink roses to every tier of the
~Advice for bride’s currently planning their wedding ~
“Remember that it’s your day with your man! Everyone will have a great time if you and your groom are having a good time. You can’t make everyone happy, so if someone doesn’t have something nice to say, walk away! It’s all about you and your love and happiness!” ~ from the bride.
Ceremony Site: Old St. Pat’s Church • Reception Site: The Drake Hotel, Chicago • Photographer: Jai Girard Photography • Officiant: Tom Hurley • Planner: Taylor & Co • Bride’s Dress: Macy’s Bridal Salon • Bride’s Shoes: The Left Bank • Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang • Invitations and Stationery: All Things Paper • Cake: Cake Chicago • Hair: Fran Cipolla, Mario Tricoci • Makeup: Aga Kaskiewicz, Bridal by Aga • Bridesmaids Attire: Camielle La Vie • Floral & Decor: Taylor & Co • Dance Instruction: Center Academy of Dance • Entertainment: The Victorian Experience