I had the absolute pleasure of growing up with Kate and our parents are dear friends. When they called me to plan their wedding, needless to say, I was ecstatic! Kate and John chose The University Club for their fall reception and was a perfect venue for their October nuptials. Kate grew up going to many events at The University Club and it was also where her aunt was married so it held a very special place in their hearts.
Kate and John knew they wanted a very unique but classic and elegant look and Allison at Stems created that for them. Kate carried white and ivory garden roses with white mums while the bridesmaids wearing classic black, carried petite nosegays of white garden roses and stock. The escort cards were placed on a bed of fresh sheet moss with a focal arrangement of tall willow branches and hanging candles in a vase wrapped in fresh birch bark. We carved the couple’s initials in the birch bark. The guest tables had different lanterns (many of which the bride provided) and we used pillar candles, fresh moss, succulent blossoms, white mums, birch bark and willow branches. We adorned the branches with hanging candles so we had amber candlelight throughout the cozy room.
We had a beautiful October day for Kate and John’s Wedding. Kate got dressed at her parents home and we took photos outside after Kate put her wedding dress on. Kate and her parents took a classic vintage Rolls Royce to The University Club, where she and John had their first look. The couple then headed around Chicago with Chad Husar of Husar Photography while he captured some great shots of them and the bridal party. We had such an incredible wedding day for this sweet couple. Chris Sarlas, of Sarlas Music, kept the party going all night long; it was a blast!!
Getting Ready: Parents of the Bride’s Home
Ceremony: Holy Family
Reception: The University Club
Photographer: Husar Photography
Videographer: REM Productions
Transportation: VIP Valet Services
Floral and Decor: Stems
Lighting: The University Club
Ceremony Music: Artistrings
Reception Music: Sarlas Music
Hair and Make Up: Beauty on Call
Rehearsal Dinner: Smith and Wollensky’s
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid
Wedding Dress: Priscilla of Boston
Invitations: Family Friend