Anastasia & Nick
September 1, 2018
Anastasia and Nick chose the beautiful Elements at Water Street in Naperville as the backdrop for their big day. The morning began with the wedding party getting ready, then meeting at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church for an afternoon ceremony. Anastasia fell in love with a strapless, all-over lace David Tutera gown from Bri’Zan Couture. Her bouquet was an assortment of ivory blooms and greenery. Her bridesmaids carried similar, smaller bouquets and wore neutral dresses with a metallic lace bodice. Nick and his groomsmen perfectly complemented the party in modern tuxedos—the groom in bold blue with black lapels and the others in navy.
The couple happily exchanged vows and made their way out of the church hand-in-hand as husband and wife. They shared a few moments alone together with hors d’oeuvres and champagne before joining their guests for an evening of celebration. A timeless, elegant white and gold reception awaited them. Tables were set with gold linen napkins, glowing votives and a variety of centerpieces, including crystal candelabras and short and tall floral arrangements. Guests enjoyed a delicious meal before the couple cut into a three-tier cake from De’Etta’s Bakery. Anastasia and Nick performed a choreographed dance to Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect,” then Sounds Abound kept the dance floor packed all night as everyone joined them in celebrating. Just days later, the newlyweds escaped to Italy for a 14-day honeymoon.
Photography: Cinder & Vinegar Photography
Venue: Elements at Water Street
Floral: Floral Events
Cake/Dessert: De’Etta’s Bakery
Stationery: Invitations Etc.
Entertainment: Sounds Abound Entertainment
Videography: Red Weddings
Transportation: Naperville Trolley & Tours
Bridal Gown: Bri’Zan Couture
Mother of the Bride Dress: White Satin Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Women’s Hair/Makeup: Michelle Graham Salon & Spa
Men’s Hair: House of Handsome
“Our photographer, Erin with Cinder and Vin, doubled as a day of coordinator and helped solve potential problems before I even caught wind of them! She kept me relaxed, checked what I needed throughout the day, and interacted so well with all the guests (all while capturing the most important day of our lives). She was a life saver!” -Anastasia
“We had an average size wedding with 165 guests. Our Wedding was more traditional than not. We had a full Catholic ceremony at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, followed by cocktail hour and reception. When planning our wedding, the word we kept reverting back to was “timeless” we wanted to look at our wedding photos for years to come and never say “what were we thinking”! I really think we accomplish that with neutral colors as well as clean and elegant centerpieces, florals and decor.” -Anastasia
“To everyone’s surprise, Nick and I performed a choreographed dance to “perfect“ by Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli. We took dance lessons for three months leading up to the wedding and our guests reaction made it absolutely worth it!” -Anastasia