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While life can bring tragedy into your life, it can also provide for joy and happiness. Mark and Rebecca’s love story is truly one-of-a-kind, and they are a great example of how tragedy can also sometimes bring people closer together. Mark and Rebecca essentially met as a result of having a mutual friend, however it was a friend of theirs who had passed away from cancer. When I first met with them, they spoke very fondly of this friend, and I knew in that moment that I wanted to help them continue to write their love story and help them plan their wedding, as I sensed the kindness that they both held in their hearts. Their shared passion to help aid cancer research even extended into their wedding, where they encouraged their guests to donate towards The Lynn Sage Foundation in lieu of having a wedding gift registry.
Although their friend was only there in spirit, he was in the hearts of all of Mark and Rebecca’s guests. Their wedding was truly a beautiful and sophisticated Black Tie affair. Their ceremony was held at the stunning St. Mary of the Angels church, where they had a trumpeter, cantor, violinist and organist filling the space with beautiful music during their mass. Mark and Rebecca’s reception was then held at Spiaggia on Michigan Avenue, which has a fantastic view of the Lake. As guests were being seated and as dinner began, seven violinists of the Michael Lerich Orchestra were spread throughout the dining room, how romantic! As the evening continued, the music became more upbeat as the band extended into a full band… and just when we thought that it was the time of night when guests would slowly trickle out, they were still out on the dance floor having a great time”
Church: St. Mary of the Angels
Reception Venue: Spiaggia
Photographer: Barbara Shapiro
Music: Michael Lerich Orchestra
Stationary: Jane Weber Ink (escort cards, invitations, Thank You cards), Spiaggia (menus)
Florist: Swansons Blossom Shop
Hair and Makeup: Tracy Adduci Salon
Dress: Antonio Berardi
Bride’s shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo
Transportation: Windy City Limo
Cake: Bittersweet Bakery
Linens: BBJ Linen
Favors: Donations to the Lynn Sage Foundation (for breast cancer research)
Rehearsal Dinner: Club Lucky
November 30, 2016
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Storybook Weddings and Events is a luxury wedding planning and event production company in Chicago and the Chicagoland area and suburbs. Chicago Wedding Planner and Day Of Coordinator.