Becky & David
Hotel Arista, Naperville, IL
This autumn wedding featured neutral colored bridesmaid dresses and an understated color palette, for a simple yet elegant look.
Not everyone gets to experience all four seasons on their wedding day, but Becky noticed snowflakes falling onto the tangerine-colored leaves in mid-October as she slipped on her Martina Liana ballgown wedding dress with a beaded bodice and button-up lace applique back. Then, the wintry blast opened up to a beautiful blue summer sky before the ceremony at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, where the bride’s grandparents and parents were married. The groomsmen wore deep navy suits with taupe paisley embossed ties, whereas David stood out with a simple black bowtie. The bridesmaids’ dresses were neutral, and the understated color palette suited the simple, yet elegant scheme the couple was trying to achieve without sacrificing the glamour of their big day.
Yanni Design Studio transformed the banquet room at Hotel Arista into a complete fairy tale, retaining the same neutral color palette with white, ivory, light blush floral and greens, not to mention an extravagant floral wall to frame the couple’s sweetheart table. An assortment of hors d’oeuvres introduced a seasonal dinner of creamy cauliflower and asiago soup, an artisanal salad with poached pear, candied pecans and champagne vinaigrette, and a choice between airline chicken breast, beef tenderloin or roasted butternut squash for the main entrée. A classic white vanilla cake with raspberry filling and vanilla buttercream was delivered for dessert, and last but not least was an empanada and mac and cheese bar for late-night munching. DJ D. Jones kept the dance floor packed all night with some classics, ‘80s music and contemporary hits, all without resorting to the stereotypical wedding playlist, which was just one more detail that made the couple feel like a prince and princess for a day.
From the couple:
“It is important to splurge on your photographer and videographer. They capture all the moments throughout the day, and there is nothing better than to be able to relive the day over and over from watching the video and scrolling through photos. Plus, you only get one chance to get those special moments captured. Hire the professionals you know do great work.”
Venue: Hotel Arista
Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography
Floral/Design: Yanni Design Studio
Cake: The Cakery
Entertainment: Weddings By D. Jones
Videography: Nevaeh Films
Photobooth: Jpw Productions
Transportation: Third Coast Trolley And Limo
Hair/Makeup: Three One Two Bridal
Bridal Gown: Wolsfelt’s Bridal
Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse