Intimate weddings are all the rage right now, and just because they’re smaller doesn’t mean they can’t be over the top glamorous. That’s exactly what Chanel and Sheldon decided when planning their Chicago wedding at The Kimpton Allegro. Between Chanel’s long-sleeve lace Pronovias gown to the abundance of roses put together by Fleur Chicago and the gold accents, everything about the day transported us back in time to glamorous old Hollywood. Oh–not to mention–the bride changed into a head-to-toe lace jumpsuit for the reception!
Every photo that Junebug member Arielle Teft Photography captured is incredibly chic and we can’t wait for you to gush with us. So what are you waiting for? Get to scrolling and be prepared to be wowed!
Chanel and Sheldon
The Kimpton Allegro, Chicago
Chanel’s Wedding Day Fashion
It was extremely important for me to have a gown that was full lace and had a lengthy dramatic train and long sleeves. I tried on at least 50 dresses until I settled on a beautiful Pronovias gown from Designer Loft Boutique in NYC. I wanted an old Hollywood red carpet style for my hair–silky and sleek, swooped back into a low bun so that my makeup and earrings would be the focal point. My dress was paired with pearl statement earrings from Deepa Gurnani and Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Floral Lace Crystal-Toe Pumps. Carrie from Sex and the City has always been my style icon, so Manolo’s were a must!
Sentimental Wedding Gifts
Right before I walked out of my bridal suite to meet him at the alter, Sheldon left a gift for me. It was a framed photo from the summer we first met before we started dating. It was special because 1. I didn’t even know he had this photo, 2. he isn’t the sentimental type at all, so this felt incredibly thoughtful and 3. he never takes or keeps photos. I am positive he has less than 20 photos on his phone across the last decade. It meant so much to me that he had this and saved it for all these years. My gift to him was Hermes cuff links in the shape of a knot to signify our “tying of the knot.” He wore them on our wedding day.
Intimate Wedding Day Vibes at The Kimpton Allegro
Our wedding vision was romantic and intimate. We knew we wanted to have it in the evening with lots of candles to give the room a vibrant illuminated glow. Sheldon and I are also very detail-oriented and fashion-forward people, so it was important for the wedding to reflect that part of us. Our décor was simple yet elegant–with pops of navy, fuchsia, ivory, and gold. To be completely frank, the venue was so beautiful it didn’t require much.
A Personalized Speciality Cocktail
Our favorite wine is rosé, and our favorite spirit is gin, so we had a rosé and gin spritzer called The McIntosh. Sheldon also surprised me and had giant bottles of rosé flown in from Spain. We had enjoyed this particular wine during our trip to Barcelona at a restaurant called El Nacional.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Arielle Teft
Venue – Kimpton Hotel Allegro
Floral Design – Fleur Chicago
Officiant – Nicholas Pearce
DJ – Brinton Flowers
Invitation Design – Mingle Design Studio
Makeup Artist – Janae Wesby
Hair Styling – Kyra Brown
Wedding Dress – Pronovias
Bridal Accessories – Nadine Merabi
Groom’s Apparel – Articles of Style
Groomsmen’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Rings – The Clear Cut
Congratulations again to Chanel and Sheldon on their intimate glam Chicago wedding at The Kimpton Allegro! Big thank you to Junebug member Arielle Teft Photography for sharing their special day with us. To see more of Arielle’s work, check out her profile in our directory of best wedding photographers in the world!