Jessica and Ben’s wedding is quintessentially Chicago. A ceremony at Rush Street’s St. James Chapel gave way to the reception at the Windy City’s iconic Drake Hotel. The Drake’s stunning ballroom doesn’t need much dressing up to be gorgeous, and we love how the couple enhanced the beauty of the room with a color palette of ivory, gold, and a touch of spring green. Florist Anthony Gowder created a mix of low and high arrangements with lush peonies, ranunculus, roses, hydrangea, vibernum, lilies, and blooming branches of spirea. The finishing touch? A classic white wedding cake with gold leaf from Amy Beck Cake Design with a hidden surprise—confetti cake inside! Jessica’s inspiration was simple, timeless elegance, and we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Enjoy all of the lovely images from the equally-lovely Emilia Jane Photography!
Photography – Emilia Jane Photography | Ceremony Venue – St. James Chapel | Reception Venue – The Drake Hotel | Floral – Anthony Gowder | Wedding Planning – Stephanie Cook | Stationery – Lauren Chism | Bakery – Amy Beck Cake Design | Band – Maggie Speaks | Transportation – Second City Trolley | Hair Stylist – Becca from the Women’s Athletic Club | Makeup Artist – William Martinez | Bridesmaids dresses – Modcloth | Gown – Lazaro from Wedding Belles | Jewelry – The Left Bank | Bride’s Shoes – BHLDN | Suit – Ralph Lauren Black Label