Diamonds and snake skin never looked so chic as when worn by Chicago bride Steffanie who married her dashing groom Kyle at First United Methodist Church. A whimsical outdoor pavilion reception followed at the elegant Galleria Marchetti, which is located just a few blocks from our studio in Chicago's River West neighborhood.
High fashion and modern styles set the tone for this wedding day, starting with the bride and bridesmaids glamming it up with makeup by Starlight and hair by Lush. The bride's gown was a contemporary Augusta Jones design with a stunning diamond belt by Lazaro. The bridesmaids wore short black cocktail dresses that they all selected themselves. Later in the evening the bride also changed into a white and silver short number when it was time to party on the dance floor. The short dress was a hot look for wedding styles this summer, and these women were spot on with that look! I hope we see this trend continue into 2011. The radiant diamond ring, bracelets and earings were hand-made by jeweler Steven Saitelbach. As for the fellas, they were outfitted by Formally Modern Tuxedo who did an absolutely impeccable job tailoring those sharp-as-a-tack suits.
We stopped for some fun bridge shots on the way to the reception with Chicago Trolley transporting us with a safe and fun ride.
Entertainment by the band Groove Addiction made it an enjoyable time for the happy guests, who all received special favors of lemon truffles, picture frames and commemorative bottles of wine at their tables.
It was an exuberant and joyful day that we were so grateful to experience, and Giorgio and I left wondering if we will ever see such an awesome pair of diamond snake skin bride's shoes ever again. We can only hope!
© Wedding Creativo Photography by Giorgio Ventola Inc.