I’m tucking this fabulously elegant Chicago wedding safely at the top my list of weddings that prove classic soirees will never fail to impress. It’s all made even more impressive when you find out that the gorgeous Bride planned it all herself. Amazing, right? With images from Jenelle Kappe that define picture perfect and not one detail left unnoticed, this gallery is one gorgeous place to be today.

From the Bride...Our wedding was nothing short of gorgeous! I am proud to say that I (the bride) planned 100% of our wedding without a wedding planner and without any details lost. From buying our own table linen and chair sashes to doing some DIY projects….I did it all. Our wedding was everything we wanted plus more. I had visions of what I wanted but never expected our wedding to turn out the way it did. From our traditional catholic church ceremony and release of doves, to our 1958 white Rolls Royce, my bridesmaids blushing pink dress, and our pictures in front of an outdoor movie theatre where they wrote on the marquee “Mr. And Mrs. Woods”. The feel of our wedding was nothing but true elegance with a little bit of old Hollywood.

Photography: Jenelle Kappe Photography | Wedding Dress: Demetrios | Floral Design: trellis | Cake: central continental bakery | Reception Venue: concorde banquets | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids Dresses: Watters | Grooms Attire: Kenneth Cole Reaction | Dove Release: White Dove Release | Limo: A Dynasty Limo

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