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A Timeless Romantic Wedding in Chicago, IL

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Courtney & Gavin in Chicago, IL
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“The gorgeous glass
ceiling of The Rookery’s
atrium provided the
natural light we wanted.
Looking out over that
amazing room full of
family and friends left us
speechless,” Courtney
recalls.
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The bride
held a rustic bunch of
garden roses, thistle and
snowberries.
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Because
they couldn’t decide on
one cake flavor, Courtney
and Gavin’s buttercream
cake had three: carrot,
lemon and almond.
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On the reception tables, tall wrought iron lanterns were
surrounded by votives, small arrangements and gold-framed table
numbers.
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A sentimental touch: Courtney wore her grandmother’s
watch and engagement ring (in addition to her own).
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“I knew
I wanted lace and tulle and was actually surprised when I fell in
love with something so traditional,” Courtney says of her gown. “I
added a crystal belt and a cathedral length veil and that was it.”
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Courtney’s job as an invitation designer made coming up with her stationery suite much harder
than she anticipated. In the end, she created a simple black-and-white design with a gold thread
wrapped around the middle. “My favorite part was the white calligraphy on the black envelopes,”
she says. “There’s just nothing like amazing calligraphy.”
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A Chicago wedding was an easy
decision for these high school sweethearts, who met and grew up in the Windy City.
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Courtney
and Gavin served miniature yogurt parfaits for the first course of their brunch reception.
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