A Modern Museum Wedding at Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Illinois
Alison Lautz (32 and a clinical social worker) and Ryan Ruettiger (30 and a regional sales manager) had their modern and urban wedding at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Chicago, Illinois. With open spaces surrounded by breathtaking art, the guests were able to mingle with one another throughout the museum and the outdoor patio for drinks and appetizers, especially the signature cocktail, the Moscow Mule, made of vodka, ginger beer and lime juice, all served by Wolfgang Puck Catering. The couple tied the knot at St. Michael's Catholic Church, one of the oldest and largest churches in Chicago, Illinois. "The long aisle is not for the faint of heart to walk down," Alison says. Alison glowed in her Enzoani wedding dress, a strapless white lace fit and flare gown made by an Italian designer who specializes in lace designs. She accessorized her ensemble with simple tear-drop earrings and rhinestone-studded gladiator sandals instead of heels. "Since I hate heels, I was as comfy as can be," Alison says. The museum reception grew into a dance party with Roberto Monastero as their DJ. He brought the excitement with his mixes and music selections, and kept everyone on the dance floor all night. "He even mixed in Toto's 'Africa' because we were taking an African safari honeymoon," Alison says. A piece of advice from the bride: "Just have fun with the whole planning process. It's not all about the wedding day and event, but more about the marriage and your life and love together. What color the napkins were won't matter after," Alison says.