With a classic ivory, black, navy and spring green wedding color palette, the grand backdrop of the University Club of Chicago, and the timeless images of photographer David Wittig, couple Meredith and James went elegant all the way with their September wedding! Gorgeous!
The Couple: Meredith and James
The Wedding: 9.10.11 – University Club of Chicago, Cathedral Hall – Chicago, IL
What three adjectives best describe your wedding? Joyful, Vibrant, Classic
What was your wedding color palette? Ivory, black, navy, with touches of spring green
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? My husband and I both gravitate toward classic, clean, and elegant aesthetics and allowed that to guide our decisions about decor, clothing, and color. Before the wedding, we spoke with our officiant about the qualities we love most in the other person, and she shared those during our ceremony. It was a nice way of making the ceremony very personal and allowed us to share more with those who came to the wedding.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? Our first look was a magical and very intimate moment for us. It was the perfect way to start the day’s events together, just the two of us, before celebrating with all of our loved ones. We will also never forget looking around the room at the reception and seeing the faces of so many loved ones who were there to support us and celebrate together. It was truly a rich, blessed feeling.
What piece of advice would you give to a bride planning her wedding today? The day goes by so quickly. Take the time to stop, look around, and soak in your surroundings.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: David Wittig Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: University Club of Chicago, Cathedral Hall
Officiant: Dorothy Valin
Invitation Designer: Pulp and Ink
Catering & Cake: University Club of Chicago
Florist: Town and Gardens
Wedding Dress: Rivini
Bridesmaids’ Apparel & Accessories: Priscilla of Boston
Groom & Groomsmen Apparel & Accessories: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair & Make-up: Mario Tricoci
Live Music: Matt Reed Band
Thank you Meredith and James! Your wedding was simply beautiful!