A love story close to our hearts! Get a sneak peek into our Account Executive Annie’s Chicago bash, filled with fun, non-stop laughter and jams provided by The Gold Coast All Stars. Definitely one for the books!
THE COUPLE: Adam and I are from the same hometown. He is 5 years older and I always had a crush on him growing up. When I was 19, (finally old enough), we reconnected one afternoon. I was going to hang out with mutual friends and he was grilling in his backyard in a white tee and the coolest pair of Dior sunglasses I’ve ever seen. I immediately tried on his sunglasses and asked if I could borrow them. I gave him my number and we went on our first date 2 days later. The rest is history!
THE PARTY: Our ceremony was at St. Clement in Lincoln Park. We had a traditional Catholic ceremony, followed by a reception at the Chicago Illuminating Company in the South Loop. Our venue was an old lighting warehouse turned event space. The space was the perfect blank canvas! Our colors were blush and champagne with a hint of navy. We wanted our theme to be very soft and elegant with some earthy details on the tables like driftwood and votive candles.
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: I found the “Sofia” dress by Matthew Christopher at my first appointment and knew it was the dress I would walk down the aisle in. The underlining was a subtle champagne color, so gold shoes were the way to go. I found the Marilyn Monroe peep toe slingback and have worn them many times since my wedding day. I accessorized with pink quartz Anna Beth earrings for an elegant, easy touch and I was thrilled when my wedding day gift from Adam also came in a DRD box. Per my grandmother’s request, I also added in a fun hairpiece from BHLDN for an extra special detail.
WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR IN YOUR WEDDING JEWELRY AND HOW DID DRD FIT THAT VISION?
I wanted earrings that enhanced my own features instead of competing with them. Also, it was important for them to be something I could easily wear again. My initial cuff was a surprise day-of wedding gift from my husband with both of our first initials, A & A. I kept my Cartier Love bracelet that my dad bought me when I was 18 as my “something old”, as I never take it off.
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 initial cuff everyday paired with my Cartier love bracelet! I also wear my Anna Beth earrings with anything from a T-shirt and jeans to an evening dress. They are the perfect neutral studs to transition from day to night.
Photos by Ryan Timm Photography