There is just something so utterly romantic about these Chicago nuptials, it gives me chills.  The purple and gray hues, the fabulous location that is Fulton’s on the River, those vibrant bridesmaid bouquets by StemLine Creative… It all adds up to one very fabulous, plus very gorgeous affair, don’t you think?  Not to mention some seriously stunning jewelry by Catherine Nicole, who designed a pair of drop earrings that I am more than certain need to be a part of my collection.  Swoon.  Worthy.  Yes, it’s just one amazing moment after another in this sophisticated soiree… and you can see every last ounce of pretty in the full gallery of images captured by zrWeddingsJoin me there for even more!

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From the Bride… We met our junior year of college, and then continued our relationship in Chicago after our college graduation. We have been enjoying Chicago ever since, and felt that it was the right place to get married.  For our wedding, we wanted to provide a great venue for our guests and ourselves to enjoy the moment and celebrate.  Our wedding day was a whirlwind!  It was so fun to watch all the planning come together.  Our favorite part was to have all of our friends and family there to celebrate with us.  The ceremony was at a cathedral tucked into the heart of downtown Chicago, the cocktail hour was along the river, and the dance floor was packed all night long!  I loved that my dress was lace in a champagne color, and that the top was an off the shoulder design.   It was different than every other dress I tried on, and when I put it on I knew it was what I had been picturing in my head.  I had my jewelry custom designed by my cousin and friend, Catherine, who is the owner of Catherine Nicole.  She also designed the bridesmaids and flower girl jewelry. It was amazing to have exactly what I wanted custom designed and created by Catherine. The pieces were beautiful!

Wedding Photography: zrWeddings / Jewelry: Catherine Nicole / Wedding Reception Location: Fulton’s on the River / Day of Coordinator: Sam of Honey Bee Weddings / Wedding Ceremony Location: Assumption Church / Band: High Society Orchestra / Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca / Floral Design: StemLine Creative / Hair: Michelle Forst via George the Salon