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Sarah + Elliott both grew up in Chicago, so they knew they had to get married here and wanted a wedding that was as classic Chicago as it possibly could be. They wanted the wedding to feel like they were hosting it at home, so they chose to have the ceremony at Holy Family Church and the reception right next door at Sarah’s alma mater, St. Ignatius College Prep. But, of course, the day started with everyone getting ready at Public Chicago before heading out for some of the sweetest first look photos ever.
 

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Next up, Sarah + Elliott headed to the church for their ceremony. With their siblings by their side in the wedding party, nephews as ring bearers and Elliott’s cousins serving as the “house party” to greet guests as they arrived at the church, they were ready to say, “I do!”

 

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 While Sarah + Elliott were walking down the aisle, we hustled off to the reception to finish the final touches on every little detail Sarah put together. And when you have as many details as they did, you need a coordinator to make it all come together! Sarah wanted a timeless wedding with a vintage feel and was inspired by Kate Spade and the fun sophistication of the brand. A winter wedding calls for lots of colors and textures and she was definitely up to the task! Starting with the jewel toned bridesmaids’ dresses, velvet ties and blazers, and faux fur jackets, the wedding party set the tone in the most festive way. The invitations and day of goods by Emily at Dashwood Shop and the winter wildflower arrangements by Steuber Florist & Greenhouse (in Sarah and her mom’s collection of vases!) really brought it all together. But the details weren’t the only impressive part of this wedding… Not only did the band kill it, but Sarah surprised Elliott (and everyone else!) by singing their song, “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”, while being backed up by the band. She really can do it all.

 

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We will never forgot this amazing wedding and working with Sarah + Elliott who we truly adore and now text frequently about home decor projects. Ya gotta click here and lock us down to help you make wedding magic as beautiful as this.

 

*eye candy courtesy of Mark Randazzo Photography

 

Sarah + Elliott’s Vendors
Ceremony Venue: Holy Family Church
Reception Venue: St. Ignatius College Prep
Coordination: Anticipation Events
Catering: Froggy’s Catering
Photography: Mark Randazzo Photography
Band: The Party Faithful
Florist: Steuber Florist & Greenhouse
Rentals: Vintage Place Settings + Chicago Vintage Weddings
Invitations + Day-of Goods: Dashwood Shop
Bakery: Sweet Mandy B’s
Photo Booth: Smilebooth
Makeup: Tricia Clarke Makeup
Hair: Tranquility Salon Company
Transportation: M&M Limo
Rehearsal Dinner: Erie Cafe
Hotel: Hotel Allegro + Public Chicago
Ceremony Musician: Jeremy Kiolbassa
Pillows: Jonathan Adler
Wedding Dress: Jesus Piero via Nordstrom Chicago
Bride’s Jacket: BHLDN
Bride’s Pearl Bobby Pins: Jennifer Behr
Bride’s Headpiece: Twigs & Honey via BHLDN
Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Teri Jon
Bridesmaids’ Jackets: Talbots
House Party Dresses: Diane Von Furstenberg
Men’s Suits: Jos A Banks
Men’s Ties: Penrose London via Barney’s New York

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