Elizabeth & David's Ivy Room Wedding - Part 1

When I met Elizabeth and David in January 2012, we hit it off right away and I was thrilled when they asked me to help plan their November 2012 wedding at The Ivy Room (literally the day before I left for a 10-day trip to Taiwan!). Elizabeth was incredibly sweet and a dream to work with. She had impeccable taste and knew what she wanted so she didn't waver in her decisions... which made it so easy on her wedding planner :) We put together a dream team of vendors which included photography by Averyhouse, decor and floral by The Flower Firm, and Limelight Catering just to name a few.

Classic and simple invitations by Vera Wang Collection.

Their first look was at Park Hyatt Chicago, where they got ready.

Elizabeth literally *gasped* when she saw her gorgeous bouquet by The Flower Firm!

They wanted very "urban" and "gritty" photos... and this is about as urban as it gets!

Elizabeth looked like perfection in Vera Wang, and David had a completely bespoke tuxedo custom made by Frederick Lynn.

A photo fitting of The Ivy Room!

A dramatic submerged escort card arrangement in jewel tones of deep reds, purples and greens.

The Flower Firm custom-built this seven layer chuppah especially for Elizabeth and David. (It took hours to put up... and then just minutes to tear down!)

Stay tuned for Part 2 next week!


Ceremony & Reception Venue: 
Photographer: Avery House
Wedding Planner: Sweetchic Events
Ceremony Musicians: White Lake Quartet
Officiant: Cantor Aviva Katzman
Caterer: Limelight
Decor & Floral: Flower Firm
Baker: Amy Beck Cake Design
DJ: Toast and Jam
Hair & Makeup: Sonia Roselli
Transportation: Windy City Limos
Photobooth: Smilebooth