A Classic City Wedding at Salvatore's in Chicago, Illinois

Despite growing up in Ohio, Lindsay Duncan (31 and a physician) had a not-so-secret obsession with Chicago, Illinois. So when it came time to plan her

Despite growing up in Ohio, Lindsay Duncan (31 and a physician) had a not-so-secret obsession with Chicago, Illinois. So when it came time to plan her spring wedding with Jacob Moore (32 and a physician), it made sense for the couple to incorporate the look and feel of classic Chicago. "We wanted each of our venues to represent our favorite parts of the city," the bride says of their decision to marry in Washington Square Park (complete with stunning views of the Hancock Building) before celebrating with guests in a reception at Salvatore's Ristorante in Lincoln Park. After exchanging vows under a hydrangea- and rose-covered arch in the park, the newlyweds took a post-ceremony carriage ride around the city to soak it all in. "Everyone was on the sidewalks cheering and congratulating us," Lindsay says. "It felt like we were celebrities." Upon arriving at the historic Lincoln Park restaurant (which was once owned by Al Capone), guests were treated to a classic wedding with plenty of personal twists, including DIY welcome bags that paid homage to both Lindsay and Jacob's Ohio roots as well as their new home. "We included homemade buckeyes from a local Ohio baker along with Garrett's Chicago Mix popcorn since it's the city's most iconic treat," the bride explains. Guests were even treated to a sweet two-tier confection and mini cupcakes from local Chicago eatery Sweet Mandy B's, along with cake pops, macarons, caramels and gummy candy displayed on the piano in the restaurant lobby. As the night went on, the newlyweds surprised family and friends with an impromptu dance to Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel," before refueling on late-night sliders and mini grilled-cheese sandwiches. "Above all, we just wanted our guests to have good food and drinks and to dance their pants off," the bride says.

Blumgarten florist created this lush bouquet using a variety of garden roses, hydrangeas and mums in soft, muted colors. The couple's florist included succulents and silver sage for an added pop against the other blush-colored blooms.
In keeping with the classic look, the groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos from Formally Modern Tuxedo, which they paired with black bow ties.
Lindsay purchased this strapless Amy Kuschel ball gown from the Gown Shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. "The timeless style of the dress was what I had always envisioned when I thought about the perfect bride," she explains.
For an added pop of glitz, the bride paired her Amy Kuschel ball gown with silver, peep-toe heels.
Classic Black Tuxedo With Black Bow Tie
Wooden Wedding Arch With Hydrangeas
Lace Long-Sleeve Flower Girl Dress
Lindsay and Jacob exchanged vows under a wedding arch in Washington Square Park adorned with flowers. "We chose to have our wedding in the city since we started our life together there," the bride explains. "We wanted each of our venues to represent our favorite parts of Chicago."
Lindsay purchased this strapless Amy Kuschel ball gown from the Gown Shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. "The timeless style of the dress was what I had always envisioned when I thought about the perfect bride," she says.
The couple treated guests to a two-tier, buttercream wedding cake from their favorite bakery, Sweet Mandy B's. Later in the night, late night snacks–including mini grilled cheese sandwiches and sliders– were passed out prior to the start of the dance party. "We needed them to help our guests refuel!" Lindsay says.
In addition to a two-tier, buttercream cake from Sweet Mandy B's, the newlyweds treated guests to mini cupcakes from the same baker (displayed on a stack of books).