Can you even believe this is the last wedding on SMP Illinois for 2011? Well, if we have to end this year of pretty we might as well end it in some serious style - that is the SMP way. And boy do we have a stylish soiree to end the year with a bang thanks to avery house! They sent along this fabulous, timeless, and flawless fête for us all to toast to - so pop a bottle of bubbly and join me in the full gallery of images to celebrate!
From the Bride...We started Wednesday night at Piece Pizza for all the out of towners. Thursday, our rehearsal dinner was at our favorite neighborhood restaurant, Socca, where the managers know us by name because we sit in the bar for dinner at least once a week (if not more). The rehearsal was just for the wedding party, but after the rehearsal dinner on Thursday, we invited everyone over to Sheffield's Bar, where Ryan receives a "regulars' discount." We really wanted the wedding to be about showing our friends and family what we love about Chicago and having them feel included. The most important thing for us at the wedding was that all of our family and friends have an amazing time.
Wedding Photography: avery house / Getting Ready Location: Elysian Hotel / Ceremony Location: Historic St. Michael in Old Town / Reception Location: The Ivy Room / Coordinator: Lauren Knuepfer of LK Events / Florals: STEMS / Caterer: Food For Thought / Entertainment: DJ Chicago / Cupcakes: Sweet Mandy B's / Wedding Dress: Rivini / Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik