Jessica & Zach's Four Seasons Chicago Wedding

Jessica and Zach's wedding is featured in the Winter 2015 issue of Inside Weddings.

Ever since Jessica was a little girl, she knew she wanted to get married at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. "I would watch other brides getting married there,” said Jessica of her frequent visits to the luxurious property over the years. The bride's wedding dreams came true this past spring when she married her best friend under a crystal chandler and her late grandfather's tallit. HMR Designs transformed the ballroom into an opulent vision; combining decorative gold accents with ivory and pale pink florals.

The groom's hometown of Chicago helped to inspire an energetic playlist and a contemporary dinner menu. To kick off the party, Jessica and Zach performed “Our Kind of Love” by Lady Antebellum. Guests enjoyed late night snacks including handmade Nunu chocolates from Brooklyn, Forever Yogurt and Chicago style hot dogs. At the end of the night, Jessica and Zach took a moment to step back and recognize all of their loved ones packed into the ballroom to celebrate their love. It was truly a night to remember. 

Consulting: Reva Nathan & Associates, Photography: KingenSmith, Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Make-up artist: Elise Brill, Leesi B. Cosmetics Hair: Renee Feldman, Wedding Gown: Vera Wang, Wedding Dresser: Gwendolyn Watson, Menswear: Hugo Boss, Bride's Shoes: Valentino, Mothers' Gowns: BCBG, Rene Ruiz, Floral Design & Decor: Burt Rubenstein of HMR Designs, Entertainment: Ken Arlen OrchestraLighting: Frost LightingLinens: BBJ Linen, Videography: Don Hankins for VDO Productions, Cake: Alliance Bakery, Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale, Invitations: Crane & Co.


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