THE COUPLE: Larry and I both went to the University of Michigan but he was a few years older than I, so we did not know each other very well at school (outside of the fact that I knew he was an identical twin!). A year after I graduated college one of my best friends from U of M was in town for her older brother’s birthday party – which coincidentally Larry was also at (he was home for winter break from law school). We started talking that night and continued to keep in touch when he went back to school in Madison that semester. When he was back in Chicago for the summer, we decided to make things official. We did long distance (or mid-distance as we like to call it since Chicago/Madison really aren’t that far) for 2 years before he graduated and moved back to Chicago.
THE PARTY: Our venue was a blank slate so we got to customize the space which was exactly what I wanted. As the venue was all-white, I wanted to keep a clean, sleek and sophisticated look, but with pops of color. We used a bright pink as an accent color to bring the room to life alongside lucite candles, oversized lamps and underlit boxwood topiaries. Our band, Larry King Orchestra, kept the dance floor jam packed all night. People were dancing up a storm so the late-night treat of Lou Malnati’s pizza was a hit! I couldn’t have dreamed of a better night.
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS: I fell in love with my Amsale dress the second I saw it. It was classic but with an edge and fit the vibe of our venue so well. As the dress was a statement, I wanted to keep everything else classic and chose a classic gold strap sandal by Joie and jewelry by DRD and Alexis Bittar to complement the dress. I wanted to feel like myself on the big day so kept my hair in loose natural waves.
WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR IN YOUR WEDDING JEWELRY AND HOW DID DRD FIT THAT VISION?
I wanted to select pieces I knew I would wear beyond the wedding. The Anna Beth earrings are beautiful, yet also classic enough to wear every day (which I do!).
TELL US YOUR PLANS FOR YOUR DRD PIECES AFTER THE WEDDING.
I wear my Sophia Ryan gold band regularly sandwiched between two eternity bands. I love the mix of metals, people always complement me on my ring stack!
NEXT PIECE ON YOUR WISH LIST?
I am loving the Sylvie Rose by the Yard necklace! Seems like the perfect layering piece – or I would love to add another bridal eternity band to the collection!
Photos by Robyn Rachel Photography