Speechless is the word to describe how I feel about Shannon and Matt’s stunning Chicago wedding!  These images from Emilia Jane leave me breathless from beginning to end, starting with the strapless column gown from by Reem Acra (similar here) that Shannon paired with a long, simple veil from Mira Couture and a headpiece she made herself from a Nadri necklace.  Shannon’s modern princess look was topped off with gold platform Brian Atwood shoes.  Soft peony and garden rose blooms in pink, peach, and cream by Vale of Enna Flowers created a romantic atmosphere.  Custom sequin linens by Ryan Turner of Stemline Creative add a sophisticated shot of glamour, and the centerpiece of the setup–a tinsel chandelier–had the bride swooning most of all.  “Everything dazzled all night as the light twinkled off of the tinsel and bounced on to the walls,” says Shannon.  After changing out of her gown into a bespoke reception dress (similar here), Shannon joined Matt on the dance floor for a non-traditional first dance before cutting into their gold leaf-accented cake by Tipsycakes.  I’m in in total agreement with Shannon when asked what my favorite part of this beautiful wedding is: all the sparkle!
bride giving dig with bow tie a kiss

veil and brides bouquet sitting on chair

hanging gold and white pom poms

gold and white wedding invitations

dog with bow tie sitting on wedding dress

bride putting on wedding shoes

brian atwood gold wedding shoes

bride wiping tears during ceremony

bride and groom and choir

bride and groom lighting unity candle

bride and groom walking down aisle after wedding ceremony

white and pink wedding cake on sparkle linen

escort cards on silver linen and bouquets

sparkling wedding chandeliers and reception tables

sparkling wedding chandeliers and reception tables

sparkling wedding chandeliers and reception tables

grey linens and flower boxes at wedding reception

bride and groom toasting

large wedding chandeliers

bride and groom kissing after wedding

groom spinning bride with large bridal gown

bride in white short dress after wedding

Photography – Emilia Jane  //  Ceremony Venue Holy Family Church  //  Reception Venue Stan Mansion  //  Florist Vale of Enna Flowers  //  Wedding Planner Heather Meibach  //  Event Design and Lighting Art of Imagination  //  Stationery Zazzle  //  Videography Qalam Cinema Boutique  //  Catering Jordan’s Food of Distinction  //  Bakery Tipsycakes  //  Linens Windy City Linen and Stemline Creative  //  Music DJ Dolo and DJ Mr. Joshua  //  Tinsel Chandelier James McDermott  //  Transportation Odyssey Transportation  //  Hair Stylist Your Stylist AJ  //  Makeup Artist Rommy Najor  //  Bridesmaids Dresses Dessy  //  Wedding Dress Reema Acra  //  Bridal Veil  //  Mira Couture  //  Jewelry and Headpiece Nadri  //  Bridal Shoes Brian Atwood  //  Suits and Ties J.Crew  //  Groom’s Shoes Christian Louboutin  //  Reception Dress Bespoke  //  Night Gown La Perla