So, what do you do when your wedding day lands on the hottest, most humid, stormy day of the year? You have fun!
Wendy and Neil were as prepared as they could have been for their July wedding, with cute parasols, fans, and, of course, lots of water on hand for their outdoor ceremony at Promontory Point along Chicago's lakeshore. Despite temperatures soaring over 100, and thunderstorms rolling through, the bride and groom (and their guests!) did not let anything dampen their happy celebration.
The bride got ready with her mom and the gals at Hotel Raffaello with Bridal Beauty Chicago doing hair and makeup. Wendy spotted the perfect gown at Here Comes the Bride in Addison, and selected a beautiful Mori Lee design. The bridesmaids wore knee-length blue Dessy dresses and groomsmen wore beige J. Crew summer suits. The wedding rings were perfectly cut by Hearts On Fire, and the bride's floral accented shoes were by Nina.
The reception dinner was inside the Promontory Point Chicago Park District building, with a tent adjacent outside for additional dance floor, bar, and photo booth space. The groom's Italian family heritage provided inspiration for a Tuscany theme, with the couple going with vibrant orange and blue hues for their wedding colors. The tables were accented with red-orange and yellow fresh tomatoes, Italian breadsticks, and candle lanterns. A framed old-world map covered a table for place cards, home-made cookies, and Cake Girls wedding cake. Oh, I can't forget, the Tuscan cinghiale (wild boar) pasta by Wolfgang Puck Catering was some of the best Giorgio and I have ever tasted!
Towards the end of the evening, the groom and his buddies had the ultimate solution to the hottest wedding day of the year....a jump in the lake!