In between the city scenes and glowing candlelight, this day captured by Shaun Menary Photography is layered with an irresistibly warm love. A love full of tradition and heirlooms, of newlywed glances and giddy cake cuttings, just for starters. Make sure to catch the entire wedding story in The Vault!
From The Bride…Introduced by our sweet and amazing hairstylist, who we are forever grateful to, I realized after our first date that Dani was the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with and took a chance and began documenting our first 40 dates. This eventually became part of our proposal.
Born in Chicago, raised in Dallas, I knew I wanted to take our special day to the city that held my most precious memories with family. And for the groom being raised in Dallas with a large family, primarily from Israel, it was important for us to find a way to combine both of our traditions. Luckily my mother and best friend, is a Certified Meeting Professional, so I had the best partner helping us bring our visions together.
The Standard Club, situated in the heart of Chicago’s business and cultural community, became the perfect location to bring family and friends together from all over the world. An elegant atmosphere with large open spaces, beautiful hardwood floors, Baccarat Crystal chandeliers, and historic detail, provided the beautiful backdrop for this celebration. The ceremony was a total dream with a chuppah romantically lit with hanging candles and attended by those closest to us.
There were many features that made our wedding, beautiful, elegant, and romantic, but it was the smallest details that most people were unaware of that brought the most meaning to our ceremony. I wore a garter and our late nana’s watch that my sister wore at her wedding. I carried a handkerchief that belonged to my late grandfather accompanied my something blue. Diamond earrings from my most fashionable grandmother, who also helped select my dream wedding dress, and my gold wedding band created from jewelry belonging to my great-grandmother. In addition, during the ceremony, Dani and I were wrapped in his late grandfathers Talis that’s over 100 years old.
We enjoyed every minute of our wedding, and as everyone says it goes by entirely too fast, we made sure to stop and take in those extremely special and rare moments.
Lastly, there are not enough good things we could say about Shaun Menary Photography. Shaun and Shannon were such a dream to work with, and the value of their photos is beyond incredible. We feel exceptionally lucky to have such a beautiful record of our most wonderful day.
Photography: Shaun Menary Photography | Cinematography: Amor In Motion | Coordination: Affairs with Linda | Floral Design: Stems, inc. | Wedding dress: Oscar De La Renta | Cake: Cake Chicago | Invitations: Bella Figura | Stationery: Stamped Paper Co. | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Rings: Windy City Diamonds | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Catering: The Standard Club | Makeup: Claudia Rotariu | Hair: Rikki Bassman | Band: Stitely Entertainment | Favors: Glazed And Infused | Groom's Attire: Trunk Club | Venue: The Standard Club | Bridal Boutique: Ultimate Bride Boutique