A Romantic Spring Wedding at Galleria Marchetti in Chicago, Illinois

Kate (32 and an appellate court slasher) and Robb Bollhoffer (37 and a partner at 29th Street Capital) were married in a romantic garden ceremony with sweeping views of Chicago, Illinois. "Galleria Marchetti has a lush garden tucked away in the middle of downtown Chicago, and it's a perfect spot for a ceremony—very little decor was needed since the garden itself is splendid," Kate says. They chose soft shades of mint and pink to capture the spring season and the colors of the surrounding garden. "It used to be an Italian restaurant featuring a large outdoor garden, which is pretty rare to find in the city," Kate says of their venue. "I used to dine there with my parents when I was younger, so it had special meaning to me." After the ceremony the party moved under a big white tent in the garden, although the weather was beautiful all day, allowing guests to wander in and out throughout the night. When it came to her dress, Kate had quite a journey. "I tried on about 15 dresses before I found 'the one,' " she says. "I’m not a crier, and was pretty apathetic about all the dresses I had tried on before it. This one was so gorgeously designed, I had tears down my face. The French Alencon lace fit right into the wedding's theme, and the delicate ruffled back gave it a unique look." —Meghan Overdeep