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WEDDING BLOG

Blush and Metallic Chicago Wedding at Stan Mansion

April 20, 2016 | admin

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Having just recently moved from Chicago to Las Vegas, Cassie and Daniel decided to say “I do” at Stan Mansion in Chicago, the city that is near and dear to them as well as their families. Built in the 1920s, Stan Mansion’s exterior is old greystone, but the ballroom is perfect for just about any celebration. Cassie and Daniel liked that it had just the right amount of old world charm and romance that they were looking for. Catherine Rhodes Photography was on-scene capturing all the sweet moments from Cassie and Daniel’s big day, and we absolutely love the blush and metallic decorations at the reception!

The Couple:

Cassie and Daniel

The Wedding:

Stan Mansion, Chicago, Illinois

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My mom and I made appointments with various bridal boutiques around Chicago, our first stop being BHLDN. I didn’t dream about my wedding dress as a child and really had no idea what I’d look like in a wedding gown. However, it’s true what they say…you just know when it’s the one. It was ethereal and very feminine. I loved that the tulle was so soft and flowing.

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We had recently moved to Las Vegas from Chicago and with all of our family being from the Chicago area, it made sense to get married in a city so dear to us. Getting married out of state is NOT easy. Hauling 8 suitcases of decor from Las Vegas to Chicago, plus a dress, a tux, and gifts… it was quite the spectacle!

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I wrote vows to Daniel, but was nervous I wouldn’t be able to read them without sobbing. So, I had them hand written by a calligrapher on a backdrop that cascaded down from the ceiling to our feet. To marry my best friend under those words that meant so much, was very emotional.

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The most memorable moment was when the doors opened and I saw my future husband, our friends and family, and the gorgeous ceremony room for the first time Everything about it…the lighting, the candles, the flowers, my vows to my husband-to-be as our backdrop, this dapper looking fella’ who was about to call me his wife. I’ll never forget it. Ever.

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Processional – Your Song (Elton John Cover) by Vitamin String Quartet
Recessional – So Close (Calvin Harris Cover) by Vitamin String Quartet
First Dance – Whole Wide World by Wreckless Eric

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We are avid travelers, so our escort cards were made out of parcel tags, covered in passport stamps. We also had our favorite books, modern and classic, as our centerpieces. We had signature cocktails, his & hers, with our favorite spirits.

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We gave guests macaroons in wrapped boxes as our wedding favor. Our baker, who did such an awesome job, is from my hometown in Indiana.

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Our Videography team, Mirar Productions, was fantastic! I have watched our wedding video more times than I’d like to admit! Seeing the emotions and hearing the words, the laughs, the glasses clinking when we toasted speeches… it’s like being there all over again! Get a videographer! It’s worth it!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Catherine Rhodes Photography
Venue – Stan Mansion
Floral Design – Fab Flora
Catering – D’Absolute Events & Catering
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Hugo Boss
Cake – Wildflour
DJ – Toast & Jam
Live Music – Symphony Sounds
Videography – Mirar Productions
Invitations – Minted
Makeup Artist – Christina Artrip
Hair Styling – Gia Tummillo
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridal Accessories – Twigs & Honey
Groom’s Apparel – Formally Modern
Rings – D&R House of Diamonds
Event Design Company – Art of Imagination
Favors – Wildflour

 

Many thanks to Catherine Rhodes Photography for sharing Cassie and Daniel’s Stan Mansion wedding with Junebug. For more Chicago wedding inspiration, take a look at this vintage industrial Chicago wedding at Salvage One!

xoxoSamantha

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One Comment

  1. What a stunning wedding dress. Great venue and beautiful decour.

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