You Chicago couples blow me away on a regular basis. I mean, not only are your weddings seriously chic and beyond breathtaking (they sooo are), but you always, always manage to incorporate the sweetest details into each and every aspect of your big day. Take for example this darling duo, whose gorgeous Germania Place affair featured fab florals from Forget Me Knodt (complete with Thanksgiving-esque Sage and Rosemary), Scrabble tiles (an ode to their proposal) and a miniature orange tree (a symbol of love and marriage). It’s a day of one meaningful moment after another and you can see it all captured in beautiful images by Nakai Photography right here.
And we’re not done yet. Feast your eyes on this gorgeous film from Chris + Oliver. It’s amazing.
From Forget Me Knodt… Jennie and Auggie are truly a special couple. All along, they were just such sweet people, from our first meeting at Letizia’s, all the way through their gorgeous, love-filled wedding day, with a ceremony at the amazing Rockefeller Chapel, and reception at Germania Place.
They’re both doctors in training, (Auggie’s an optical surgeon and hates “dots,” so I had to avoid berries of any kind! ha!) but they’re also two of the most creative people I know! Auggie made his own huge Scrabble game to propose to Jennie – the A & J tiles were on display at the wedding. Their collective goofiness and love of life was just so contagious! Their wedding was over Thanksgiving weekend, and Auggie asked me to use herbs like Sage and Rosemary as the greenery, in honor of the culinary occasion. He was so excited about the delicious smell when I pinned his boutonniere!
Jennie wanted a tree for them to water at the ceremony, along with the unity candle, which I thought was so cool! I got them a miniature orange tree, because orange blossoms were the official symbol of love and marriage back in my grandparents’ days.
Together, they assembled a team of super vendors that I was totally blown away to be a part of: the brilliant Kenny Nakai of Nakai Photography behind the camera, Lauren Housely of Ryan Alexander Events, Inc.. planning the whole affair, Livia Caporale and Sonia Roselli working their magic on hair and makeup, Toast & Jam , Inc. spinning tunes that inspired a “Gangnam Style” flash mob, and Christopher J Sotelo (plus Oliver, of Chris + Oliver fame) capturing it all on video masterfully, as only they can. I can’t wait to see the video, and I know it’s going to make me cry because I truly came to love this couple!
Wedding Photography: Nakai Photography | Ceremony Venue: Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago Campus in Chicago, Illinois | Reception Venue: Germania Place in Chicago, Illinois | Wedding Cinematography: Chris + Oliver | Event Planning: Lauren Housley from Ryan Alexander Events | Floral Design: Janessa from Forget Me Knodt | DJ: Toast and Jam | Rings: Tiffany & Co. | Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids’ Attire: BHLDN | Mens’ Attire: Hugo Boss | Makeup: Sonia Roselli | Hair: Livia Caporale