Beata + Josh: The Details

Yesterday, I posted about Beata and Josh’s wedding. Here are some of the details from their celebration.

All photos by Gerber & Scarpelli.

The bride’s heels had just enough sparkle yet did not compete with her intricate gown.

Beata’s bouquet included succulents, green hypernicum berries, ivory lisianthus and seeded eucalyptus berries.

Their rings were engraved with each other’s names.

The beautiful lace on the train of her dress.

Beata opted not to wear a veil and instead pinned beautiful orchids in her hair.

The leaf pattern was featured on all their paper items.

It’s usually best to work with your surroundings.
The brown and green color scheme perfectly complemented the space.

Beata is a Sox fan, while Josh is a Cubs fan. Their save the date featured a photo of the couple wearing their respective teams’ shirts. The same playful sentiment carried over into their favors, Cubs and Sox M&Ms.

The Ketubah featured an amazing photo from their engagement session.

The couple offered an extensive sweet table in lieu of wedding cake.
I admit chocolate covered strawberries are my own personal weakness.

The twinkling lights coupled with the moonlight make the space look magical.

All guests were invited outside to a private balcony for the fireworks.
What a fantastic view, especially for out of town guests.

Congratulations again, Beata and Josh!

Beata + Josh

Beata and Josh’s wedding had an international flair. Their ceremony and reception incorporated their respective traditions, and included the hora and Sto Lat, a traditional Polish toast sung by guests. The one unexpected element? The flamenco music they selected for their ceremony!

Caterer: Phil Stefani Signature Events
Ceremony + Reception Location: Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier
Photographer: Gerber & Scarpelli
Videographer: Orange Video Production
Ceremony Music: TransAcoustic Productions
Cocktail Music: Lesniki
Reception Music: Gentleman of Leisure
Florist: Fleur
Chairs + Linens: Elegant Presentations
Hair: Beauty on Call
Makeup: Faces by Tracy

Their Chihuahua, Tiger, was at the hotel as Beata got ready. He dressed up for the occasion!

Josh sat in front of a mirror as he waited to see his bride for the first time.

The couple booked a suite at the W Hotel Lakeshore. We had a fabulous view of Navy Pier from the room. It’s exciting to be able to see your venue from the hotel!

Posing with their bridal party on one of the city’s bridges.

Practicing for their first dance later.

Heading up the ceremony site at Navy Pier. Tourists love spotting a bride and groom!

The ceremony took place in the Crystal Gardens, amid the lush foliage.

Mazel Tov!

Couples sometimes hire coordinators to help with very specific items on the wedding day that are important to them. I was tasked with purchasing Ferris Wheel tickets for Beata and Josh the morning of the wedding, and working with the security staff to make sure they could skip the line.

They were able to steal a private moment up in the sky.

A sign of a fun reception? When the bride and groom hop up on stage and join the band!

This warm and welcoming wedding had a fabulous send off: fireworks!

Look for details tomorrow.