Jessica & Jeff featured on Carats & Cake

Urban-chic, sexy and fun! Jessica and Jeff were all about savoring the moment and dancing the night away with close friends and family. Their wedding day took place in downtown Chicago at the legendary Standard Club. It is a special place - a home away from home - where many family celebrations have occurred. Jessica and Jeff enjoyed the club's surrounding architecture, some sunshine, and a few good laughs with their bridal party before the big ceremony.

The historic ballroom, with gorgeous hard-wood floors, was transformed into a rose garden. Kehoe Designs beautifully arranged dozens of pink and coral roses and surrounded them in candlelight for Jessica and Jeff’s heartfelt ceremony.

Their guests were treated to a wonderful evening coordinated by Reva Nathan. With music being an important part of Jeff’s life, he surprised everyone when he jumped on stage and played a song with The Gold Coast All Stars. The ballroom was overflowing with Jessica and Jeff’s warm, fun-loving energy. Every single guest left with a smile on their face!

Make-up artist: Stella Mikhail, Hair stylist: Jennifer Wiley, Wedding dress: Monique Lhuillier, Shoes: Franco Sarto, Bridesmaid dresses: Joanna August, Tux: Calvin Klein, Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design, Lighting: FrostLinens: BBJ, Chairs: Tablescapes, Video: Don Hankins, VDO

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