You know you are in for a treat when the bride describes her wedding as The Royal Wedding meets Harry Potter. Think traditional stylings meets crazy cool florals from Virginia Wolff meets a Lazaro gown that will seriously take your breath away, all with a punch of pink hues to keep things stylishly interesting. See it all captured by Oana Sweeney of OANAFOTO right here.
From the Bride… I imagined a romantic, fairytale day for the wedding. I believe I got my fairytale ending, along with much, much more. I could not imagine a better day surrounded by the people I love most. Friends and family were everywhere I looked, from the moment I woke up (and my handsome groom had his best man deliver me Starbucks in bed) to the moment I rode off in a horse and carriage, waving to my parents amidst the crowd. The bridesmaids were dressed in blush to add a soft, romantic touch. The flowers had an English garden feel to them, with the soft romanticism of roses and light colors tightly bound in circular plumes on top of each table. The room was simply magical with the high ceilings, lit crests, and wooden beams. It felt like a royal wedding with a Harry Potter twist to it. I felt like the centerpiece with my princess, A-line gown swirling about me all night while I danced to live music, cut the simply elegant, towering cake, and made toasts to love, friendship, and family. The day went by without a hitch in the plans, and the night finished with a memorable exit. The special details include: My mothers’ sleeve from her wedding gown and my grandmother’s brooch both attached to my bouquet, and the end of the evening topping off the night with Don and I riding off into the distance in a horse and carriage.
Event Planning: Charity Ramos | Floral Design: Virginia Wolff | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture, Inc | Cake: The University Club Of Chicago | Ceremony Venue: Holly Family Church | Reception Venue: The University Club Of Chicago | Bridesmaids' Dresses: JLM Couture, Inc | Catering: The University Club Of Chicago | Band: Ken Arlen Band Front Of House | Photography - Assistance: Svenja Reile