Envisioning a small wedding that told their story, Sarah and Brian blended their Indianapolis beginning and Chicago present, along with their sweet rescue pug, Emmett, and Sarah’s love of social media. After hearing the story of how Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. all roamed the halls of Hilton Chicago/Northbrook, they knew they’d found the perfect spot for their Chicago wedding!
Channeling the classic style of the Rat Pack, Sarah paired glam accessories and our classic, lace-edged Meryl veil with her gown…all of which she scored at Bella Bleu Bridal.
Get the scoop on their swanky celebration from our bride and take in all the pics below!
“I knew I wanted red roses, a classic and romantic feel, and to incorporate a little bit of home from Indiana. So, Brian and I decided to name five guest tables after Indiana landmarks, and five tables after Chicago landmarks to give a shout out to our home states. We also wanted to include our rescue pug, Emmett, into the mix. I had cufflinks personalized for Brian with Emmett’s face on them and bought a cake topper with a silhouette of a bride, groom, and pug. Guests were also treated to a cartoon figure of Emmett on social media when they snapchatted their pictures from the wedding. (I’m big into social media, so I bought a Snapchat geofilter for the evening – everyone had a lot of fun with it!)
The wedding night was beautiful – it was such a wonderful evening of drinking and dancing. Just as it was back in the 1960’s….we danced our first dance to Frank Sinatra singing “The Way You Look Tonight”!”
Sarah + Brian’s Chicago Wedding Vendors
bridal veil: Lea-Ann Belter Meryl via Bella Bleu Bridal | photographer: Roland Gozun Photography | wedding planner: Shannon Gail Weddings and Events | wedding dress + jewelry: Rosa Clara and Haute Bride, Bella Bleu Bridal | ceremony & Reception: Hilton Chicago/Northbrook | florals: Flowers by KH | hair + make-up: Bridal Beauty Associates
wedding bands: Reis-Nichols Fine Jewelers | DJ: Grand DJ Entertainment | wedding cake: The Baking Institute | officiant: Reverend Thomas J. Perrucci | videographer: Lexoria Wedding Films