Speechless is the word to describe how we feel about Shannon and Matt’s stunning Chicago wedding! These images from Emilia Jane leave us breathless from beginning to end, starting with the strapless column gown from Manuel Mota for Pronovias that Shannon paired with a long, simple veil from Mira Couture and a headpiece she made herself from a Nadri necklace. Shannon’s modern princess look was topped off with gold platform Brian Atwood shoes. Soft peony and garden rose blooms in pink, peach, and cream by Vale of Enna Flowers created a romantic atmosphere. Custom sequin linens by Ryan Turner of Stemline Creative add a sophisticated shot of glamour, and the centerpiece of the setup–a tinsel chandelier by James McDermott–had the bride swooning most of all. “Everything dazzled all night as the light twinkled off of the tinsel and bounced on to the walls,” says Shannon. Changing out of her gown into a bespoke reception dress by Azeeza, Shannon joined Matt on the dance floor for a non-traditional first dance before cutting into their gold leaf-accented cake by Tipsycakes. We’re in total agreement with Shannon when asked what our favorite part of this beautiful wedding is: all the sparkle!
Photography – Emilia Jane | Ceremony Venue – Holy Family Church | Reception Venue – Stan Mansion | Floral – Sarah Anderson of Vale of Enna Flowers | Wedding Planning and Day-of Coordination – Heather Meibach | Event Design/Styling and Lighting – Art of Imagination | Stationery – Pulp & Ink | Calligraphy – Ruth Garen | Videography – Qalam Cinema Boutique | Catering – Jordan’s Food of Distinction | Bakery – Tipsycakes | Linens – Windy City Linen and Ryan Turner of Stemline Creative | DJ – DJ Dolo and DJ Mr. Joshua | Tinsel Chandelier – James McDermott | Transportation – Odyssey Transportation | Ceremony Musicians – Chicago Children’s Choir | Hair Stylist – AJ Schulz of Your Stylist AJ | Makeup Artist – Rommy Najor and Lindsey Morr of Rommy Najor | Bridesmaids Belts and Reception Dress – Azeeza | Gown – Manuel Mota for Pronovias | Bridal Salon and Veil – Mira Couture | Jewelry and Headpiece – Nadri | Shoes – Brian Atwood | Suits and Ties – Sebastien Grey | Groom’s Shoes – Christian Louboutin