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A Traditional Wedding in Chicago, IL

  • Clary and Travis Pfeiffer/Clary Photo, St. Louis, MO
    White City Weddings, Chicago, IL
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Gina & Mark in Chicago, IL
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The bridesmaids carried green bouquets of hydrangeas, lisianthus, spider mums and tea roses, with some blue hydrangeas mixed in.
Martha Carrasco/Ashland Addison Florist Company, Chicago, IL
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Mark’s groomsmen wore green cymbidium orchids.
Martha Carrasco/Ashland Addison Florist Company, Chicago, IL
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Gina’s shoes matched the bridesmaid dresses and were her “something blue.” Inside, she taped a penny that her grandmother had worn in her wedding shoes.
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Gina wore her hair in a messy updo accessorized with a rhinestone clip for just the right amount of sparkle to complement her understated jewelry.
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The girls wore blue dresses in a cotton-poly blend to stay cool in the heat.
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Instead of a traditional ring pillow, the ring bearer carried one made of small green button poms.
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The couple said their vows inside Holy Name Cathedral, which they chose for its history and its special meaning to Gina.
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The cards themselves were tented, with a double ring design to symbolize wedding bands.
Jean Michael Regan/The Design Group, Palos Heights, IL
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Old family photos added a personal touch to the reception décor.
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Cafe Brauer’s beautiful hardwood floors, exposed-brick walls, chandeliers and outdoor terraces created the perfect mix of city and rustic. The couple kept the tables simple, with low florals and pale-green linens.
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The centerpieces included both dark-blue (Dutch) and light-blue (South American) hydrangeas arranged in Mason jars with green hydrangeas, tea roses, lisianthus and stock.
Martha Carrasco/Ashland Addison Florist Company, Chicago, IL
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Dark-ivory fondant with an off-white fondant lace covering decorated the top and bottom tiers, while a fondant swag wrapped the middle one. A silver sugar flower completed the look.

Gina & Mark in Chicago, IL

The Bride Gina Burns, 27, a kindergarten teacher at The Ogden International School of Chicago The Groom Mark Butzow, 27, a chemical engineer at Crown Cork & Seal The Date August 7 Gina and Mark came up with a city-meets-country theme to incorporate both of their roots. She hails from the Chicago suburbs, and he grew up on a farm. A color palette of blue and green felt fresh and summery.
- Jaimie Dalessio
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  • Clary and Travis Pfeiffer/Clary Photo, St. Louis, MO
  • White City Weddings, Chicago, IL
  • Martha Carrasco/Ashland Addison Florist Company, Chicago, IL
  • Pour La Victoire, Zappos.com

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