Both Sarah and Jaci had an ‘out’ during their first date. Scheduling to meet early in case the date went sour, both made prior evening plans with friends. It ended up being the best and last first date of their lives. “I knew early on I wanted to make the first date spectacular because I knew I would talk about it for years to come…” Jaci says.
The couple agrees, foodies need to stick together. “I knew i was in love when she ordered bone marrow on the menu and completely schooled me on wine…” the bride says.
For their big day, Jaci and Sarah let the ambiance of The Wit do all the talking. As one of the many locations of their first date, the couple decided to keep everything simple to flow with the elegant and modern venue. The ever romantic, Jaci surprised Sarah with a with a band to play Sam Smith’s ‘Latch’ for the couple’s first dance.
Something old: Grandmother’s Diamond bracelet
Something new: Diamond earrings from Sarah
Something borrowed: Grandmother’s gold bubble ring
As a tribute to the couple’s grandparents, six small
white roses were placed throughout the ceremony. “It was important to
Guests were treated by The Wit’s nationally known and award winning chefs with ahi tuna in mini ice cream cones, beet push pops, lobster topped with caviar on top of a truffle griddle cake and even peanut butter fudge shots.
Winter wonderland sticks in large silver vases stood tall on tables throughout the reception. “I wanted the ambiance of The Wit to speak loudly,” the bride says.
“Hire an amazing venue kills a lot of birds with one stone.”
Ceremony & Reception Site: theWit Hotel Chicago • Photography: Gloss Photography Studios • Officiant: Penny Hackett-Evans • Wedding Planner: theWit • Bride’s Gown: Miss Ruby, Milwaukee • Sarah’s Attire: Calvin Klein • Bride’s Hair: Allie Schreiber Designs • Bride’s Makeup: Goldplaited • Bride’s Veil: Designed by Julia Needleman • Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Ralph Lauren • Groomsmen’s Attire: Calvin Klein • Caterer & Bakery: theWit • Strings: ParkWest Strings • Band: The Mikel Avery Band • Disc Jockey: Matthew Collins • Florist: Kennicott’s Chicago • Rehearsal Dinner: Moonlight Studios • Invitations: Paper Source • Honeymoon: MSC European Cruise Lines