Since we are still shivering during this relentless winter, we might as well enjoy a lovely winter wedding! Captured by Jill Tiongco Photography, Laura and Bill were married in the iconic St. Vincent Ferrer church on the day after Thanksgiving in chilly Chicago. A rich, purple color palette was used throughout the attire and decor and Laura and her bridesmaids wore gorgeous fur shawls to keep them warm. The reception included tall vases with lush arrangements, hand painted table numbers and custom cookie favors. I especially love the images of Laura getting ready, so stunning!
A few words from the bride:
We met at “Mother’s” aka “Mom’s” which is a bar at Eastern Illinois University; the college we both went to. We found out we had some mutual friends which led to us hanging out more and officially started dating a couple months later. Fast forward 7 years later, Bill took me to dinner at our favorite restaurant in the city (Mastro’s) and completely surprised me when he popped the question.
Our inspiration/vision was elegant and romantic– with a hollywood glam feel. With the help of our wonderful family, friends and fabulous vendors we pulled off the exact look and feel we were going for and everyone seemed to have a great time! Bill and I never left the dance floor and we truly did enjoy every minute of our wedding day–which was the constant “word of advice” everyone seemed to share with us before our big day!
Photographer: Jill Tiongco Photography // Videographer: Joe Mastrino // Ceremony Venue: St. Vincent Ferrer // Reception Venue: Victoria in the Park // Catering: Victoria in the Park // Rentals: BBJ // Bridal Gown Store: Jasmine Bridal Couture, T142059 // Bridal Shoes: Jasmine Galleria // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone Cathedral Length Veil // Jewelry Designer: // Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: Alvina Valenta , Style 9273 // Bridesmaids’ Dress Store: Bella Bridesmaids // Groom’s Attire: BLACK by Vera Wang // Groom’s Shoes: // Groomsmen’s Attire: Mens Wearhouse // Cake Designer: Victoria in the Park // Floral Designer: Gail Gregor // Makeup Artist: Lauren Guillen- LG Makeup Design // Hair Stylist: Jillian Koch of Jillian’s Salon // Invitation Designer: Jenni! fer Rossi via RedHeartPaperCo // DJ: John Grammatis of Ultra Music Inc. // Photobooth: Victoria in the Park // Officiant: Fr. Matthew Strabala // Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton // Travel Agent: Chloe Cipollone of Tahiti Travel Planners // Honeymoon: Moorea, Hilton; Bora Bora, St. Regis Hotel // Transportation: Elite Chicago Limo // All images by Jill Tiongco Photography