Chicago Wedding at The Drake Hotel from Emilia Jane Photography
October 24, 2012
Classic Weddings

Ohhhmygosh this dear wedding may very well be the most elegant, most sophisticated, and most special one I've ever laid eyes on and I am simply astounded by the gorgeousness of every moment spent in this Rivini gown. Each image from the lovely Emilia Jane Photography is as ravishing and captivating as the one before it and I am so soooo in love with everything from Big City Bride. St. Michael in Old Town and The Drake Hotel were both pitch perfect settings for such a traditional and wonderful way to be wed. You must must must see the whole celebration in our gallery right here.

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From the Bride... My favorite parts of the day were my awesome husband, friends and family being so supportive, fun and loving for our special day! The style that I wanted with the wedding was soft and feminine with romantic garden touches that also evoked "old Chicago." Chicago is where Matthew and I fell in love. We travel a lot together and no other city, we think, is as special and as amazing as Chicago. We wanted to have the ceremony at St. Michael because it is one of the oldest churches in Chicago and has so much history and beauty. As for the reception, Matthew and I thought the Drake was the perfect venue to represent Chicago with all its history, class, elegance and beauty. I have to have two favorite memories of the day: seeing my groom at the altar and getting ready in the bridal suite at the Drake with all my bridesmaids! We drank mimosas and danced to the soundtrack of "My Best Friend's Wedding." Looking back, the advice I would give for brides and grooms is just to relax and enjoy the moment! Unexpected things will happen, no matter how perfectly organized you think you are, but that's the beauty of it. Everything will work, out so just smile because it is YOUR day! :)

Wedding Photography: Emilia Jane Photography / Ceremony: St. Michael in Old Town in Chicago, Illinois / Reception: The Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois / Event Planning: Claire Weller of Big City Bride / Floral Design: Scarlet Petal / Wedding Dress: Rivini via Belle Vie Bridal Couture / Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade / Hair: AJ Schulz / Makeup: Sheri Cox / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy via Bella Bridesmaid