Infused with family traditions and the type of elegance that will never go out of style, this wedding is one that will stand the test of time. Captured beautifully by Kina Wicks, this gallery is simply overflowing with all the things we adore here at SMP, and you can get lost in all the lovely here.
From the Bride…The central focus of our wedding was family traditions. While we had many old traditions we incorporated into our day, we were even more excited to create new traditions that we could carry on to our own new family.
I had my Pi Beta Phi pin attached to my flowers, to honor the sorority that brought me my lifelong sisters. All of the jewelry I wore were borrowed from important women in my life. My maternal grandmothers Bible sat on the altar with our unity candles. The crown my paternal grandmother wore on her wedding day over 55 years ago sat on the top of our delicious cake. The women in my family baked hundreds of Italian cookies to give out as favors. Tim’s grandmother was a huge influence in his life, and we served oreo cookies and shots of milk on the dance floor to honor her, as this was his favorite memory of her, sitting at her kitchen table eating cookies and milk together. For new traditions, we had the artist Happy Menocal create our custom family crest, spent many (fun) nights crafting our signature cocktail, the George’s Grapefruit Gimlet, and read an untraditional poem during our ceremony that is important to us. (I Like You).
Photography: Kina Wicks | Event Planning: Anne Book Signature Style | Floral Design: Pistil & Vine | Wedding Gown: Vera Wang | Cake: Cake Chicago | Brides Shoes: Burberry | Bridesmaids: Amsale | Makeup: Shannon O'Brien MUA | Hair: Your Stylist AJ | DJ: Fig Media | Groom's Attire: Paul Stuart | Officiant: Reverend David Danaher | Bridesmaids Robes: Silk And More | Ceremony Musicians: Magnolia Strings | Custom Crest: Happy Menocal | Custom Printing: Magnificent Milestones | Getting Ready Robe: A Girl With A Serious Dream | Groomsen Attire: Vera Wang Black For Men's Warehouse | Photobooth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co.