A Vibrant Fall Wedding at the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
Kassandra Kocoshis (30 and a musician) and Brian Bullard’s (30 and an audio engineer) fall wedding at the Art Institute of Chicago was a vibrant affair bursting with personality and love. The day kicked off with a traditional ceremony at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, a breathtaking backdrop for the couple’s “I dos” and the ideal setting to celebrate Kassandra’s Greek heritage and cultural traditions.
After exchanging vows, Kassandra and Brian hopped around town to their favorite spots for photos, paying tribute to the city that brought them together. Dinner and dancing unfolded in the Board of Trade and Stock Exchange rooms of the Art Institute of Chicago. Cocktail hour started the party off with a bang, with the couple’s close friends filling the air with upbeat music as guests mixed and mingled. “Our cocktail hour was amazing. Because we are both musicians, the cocktail hour was basically a jam session with all of the musicians in attendance,” says Kassandra. “Many friends sang, played guitar and even wrote songs for us. It was a really special part of the day.”
After dinner, the Chris Sarlas Orchestra kicked the celebration into high gear with tunes that fueled traditional Greek dances and lively salsa sets alike. When guests needed to rest their dancing feet, they toured the Art Institute’s many exhibits and nibbled on the spread of mouthwatering desserts on display, including Kringles from Wisconsin, Greek pastries and Garrett Popcorn. “The favors are very important in Greek culture, so we had five Jordan Almonds, small bottles of olive oil from Kalamata where my grandfather is from, balsamic vinegar from Italy where we went on our honeymoon and a small pouch of Greek seasoning to make a salad dressing,” says Kassandra.