An Elegant, Contemporary Wedding with a Rustic Twist at the W Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Juliana Sainati (28 and an elementary school teacher) and Tom Cremieux (32 and a sales engineer) pulled off an elegant, flower-filled fete using subtle equestrian-inspired accents and romantic tones of champagne, taupe and dusty rose.

For her walk down the candle-lined aisle, Juliana wore a classic strapless gown and hand-beaded veil, while Tom donned a bespoke black suit and bow tie. “He was really excited about his look,” Juliana says. “He even matched the lining of his tux to our color scheme and had our wedding date sewn on the inside of his jacket.”

After searching for thoughtful favors their guests would actually use, Juliana and Tom purchased gold, magnetic horse figurines that doubled as escort card holders. “Guests really seem to enjoy using them as refrigerator magnets and photo holders in their homes,” Juliana says.