THE COUPLE: Ben and I met through mutual friends. My best friend was dating (and is now married to) Ben’s roommate. We were always around each other and realized we got along really well. Ben took me on our first date to La Madia, which is where we celebrated our engagement with our families three years later!
THE PARTY: Our wedding was at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. The ballroom had a vintage glamour vibe that was just perfect for what we envisioned for our big day. The chuppah held three chandeliers and was draped in gray to match the bridesmaid’s dresses. We had a lot of mercury glass accents throughout the space and pops of soft pink. My favorite parts were the personal accents, like the wedding photos we had of family members on the place card table. The music and guests really made the party. We had the Larry King Orchestra, who were amazing, and our friends and family danced all night long. We had just under 300 people at the wedding. Ben is from Ohio and my Mom is originally from New York which meant a lot of travel for our guests. We are so appreciative that they made the trip just to celebrate with us!
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: As soon as I put on the Monique Llhulier Crème Brulee dress in the honey color, I knew it was my wedding dress. It had the exact old world glamorous feel that I was looking for. I wore metallic Jimmy Choo slingback shoes, which went perfectly with the honey color of the dress. I wore my grandmother’s pearl and diamond bangle as my “something old” and the Anna Beth pink quartz earrings to add a timeless elegance to the look. The earrings were the inspiration for the color palette of the flowers at the wedding.
WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR IN YOUR WEDDING JEWELRY AND HOW DID DRD FIT THAT VISION?
When I went to look for wedding jewelry, everyone pushed me towards dangly earrings, but I knew that just wasn’t me. I absolutely love the uncomplicated beauty of the Anna Beth pink quartz earrings. They are timeless, elegant and easy – exactly what I wanted for my wedding day.
WE KNOW A BRIDE’S FOCUS IS ON THE SPECIAL DAY. TELL US YOUR PLANS FOR YOUR DRD PIECES AFTER THE WEDDING.
I wear my Anna Beth pink quartz earrings all the time. They go with everything! They can be worn daily to work or for a formal occasion. They are the absolute best choice that I could have made for my wedding day and everyday after.
Photos by Jai Girard