Bari & Howie: Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel)

Dear Bari and Howie,

We will never forget: you ran down the aisle after getting married. your friends threw both of you into the air. you gave your entire bridal party custom Converses embroidered with their nicknames. you danced liked it was 1999 with sunglasses on. the two of you looked at each other all day long.

Your wedding feels like yesterday yet so much has happened since. We cannot wait for your next chapter!

Consultant: Chuck Share, Weddings, Inc., Ceremony & Reception Venue: Ritz-Carlton (A Four Seasons Hotel), Florals: Bill Heffernan, HMR Designs, Band: Larry King OrchestraInvitations: Arlene Segal Designs, Dress Designer: Ines Di Santo, Dress Shop: Bergdorf Goodman New York, Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo & Converse, Bridesmaid Dresses: Joanna August, Hair stylist: Roberta Bazianos, Salon Duo, Make-Up Artist: MAC Chicago, Chairs, China & Flatware: Hall's Rental, Lighting: Frost Lighting, Custom Linens: BBJ Linens,  Video: Klein Video Services

To see more photos, Bari and Howie's wedding is also featured on Carats & Cake. 


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We feel fortunate to live and work in the beautiful, Chicago neighborhood of Logan Square, among many talented artists and entrepreneurs. We believe in the beauty of blending historic with modern. Built in 1916, our European style live-work building, is land-marked by the city of Chicago, full of character and modern style. It is a dream come true to have a charming studio, surrounded by beautiful boulevards, as the foundation of our creative endeavors.

"It is a pleasure to get to know our couples, become part of their inner circle, understand their connections, and hone in on what matters most. Every celebration has its own personality, vibe and feeling. To interpret and translate the feeling, love and joy, we look for the split-second glances, tender touches, belly laughs and genuine smiles. Emotionally connected, we sense magical moments; one must first feel, and then see to be able to interpret. This is the foundation of our creative process."

"Inspired by all art forms: paintings, architecture, fashion, cinema, music and food, we incorporate our sensibilities into everything we do. Blending emotional imagery with a modern and elegant viewpoint is how we tell very personal stories in a nuanced way. We do this so that you may savor your celebration, long after it ends, and remember those feelings forever. It would be our privilege to interpret your unique story."

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