Traci & David’s Fairy-Tale Adventure

Traci and David’s ethereal wedding is featured in the Summer 2014 issue of Inside Weddings.

We had the pleasure of photographing Traci and David's fairy-tale adventure and being by their side during such a magical day. While this wedding was overflowing with exquisite and creative details, the heartfelt love radiating from all of the guests was even more impressive. The energy in the room was unbelievable; it is still one of the biggest reasons why I love photographing weddings.

The Four Seasons Chicago provided exceptional service, five star culinary delights and delicious cocktails for this whimsical, royal wedding. Reva Nathan & Associates left no stone unturned with creative and fun details enjoyed throughout the celebration.

Burt Rubenstein from HMR Designs was the mastermind behind all of the beautiful flowers. The Ken Arlen Orchestra, with surprise guest performer Jamie Lono from The Voice, wowed the crowd and kept the dance floor rocking all night long.  

Enjoy all of the beautiful and creative ideas in this fabulous article but don’t miss Traci and David’s best tip, “Relax, have fun, and enjoy the person you love.” 

Make-up artists: Stella Mikhail & Suzanne Avakian, Hair stylist: Renee Feldman, Dresser: Gwendolyn Watson, Wedding dress: Vera Wang, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bridesmaids gowns: Wtoo, Men’s formal-wear: Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren Black Label and Tom Ford, Mother’s gowns: Vera Wang and BHLDN, Jewelry: Louis Vuitton, MCJ Jewelers, Tiffany & Co., Invitations: JackE Custom Invitations, Cake: Alliance Bakery, Calligraphy: Pen Graphics Studio, Inc., Lighting: Frost Chicago, Linens: BBJ – Table Fashions, Rentals: Tablescapes, Videography: Poetic Productions, Favors: Preferred Stock Gift Baskets, Honeymoon: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora 


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