A Formal Greek and Irish Wedding at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
When Alexa Caralis (31 and in digital advertising) and Reilly O'Toole were growing up, the two had little in common except for near-identical phone numbers. "Reilly and I attended the same high school and even graduated in the same class, but our social circles didn't overlap," Alexa recalls. While the two weren't close, they both ended up in Chicago and met through mutual friends in 2006. Eight years later and the Illinois-based couple finally became Mr. and Mrs. in their shared hometown at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. "It was important that we are close to 'home' since we no longer live in Michigan," Alexa says. "Plus, it was exciting to show our Chicago friends where we grew up!" A neutral palette of ivory and gold was offset with touches of navy blue for a traditional fete that felt classic and clean. To symbolize their respective Greek and Irish backgrounds, Alexa and Reilly made sure to incorporate as many cultural elements as possible -- including a custom-made family crest that was prominent throughout the stationary and reception details.