Sylvia & Sebastian
Alpine Banquets, Darien, IL
This modern wedding was glimmering with luxe details, from the bride’s dress to the reception decor.
Sylvia and Sebastian have a lot of friends and family, so when Sebastian got down on one knee at the pumpkin patch to ask Sylvia’s hand in marriage, their goal was to make the 440-guest wedding intimate with a modern Italian vineyard theme. The groom picked up the bride in a classic Rolls Royce with a Venus et Fleur bouquet in hand. The bride wore a fully beaded Stephen Yearick gown with a detachable blush skirt overlay to the traditional church ceremony. Her bridesmaids wore Hera Couture nude satin strapless dresses with a paperbag waist (with pockets!), Sebastian wore a smart Armani tuxedo and his groomsmen wore black tuxes.
Yanni Design Studio set the scene with all white flowers and hanging green amaranthus, clear candelabras, clear Chiavari chairs and bursts of gold. In fact, when you walked into Alpine Banquets, almost everything was radiant in white. At the head table, Japanese cherry blossom trees held court and the white dance floor provided a heavenly backdrop. For appetizers, Nabuki catered sushi, amongst cold appetizers from Montrose Deli and Alpine Banquets. Cream of mushroom soup, beet spring salad with balsamic vinaigrette, and plated entrees of filet mignon and Mediterranean chicken greeted guests. For dessert, Alpine Banquets provided a large European sweet table and Oak Mill Bakery provided the cake. Because the couple envisioned a nonstop party, they splurged on a band and a DJ, and say the extra expense was worth every penny.
From the couple:
“The seating chart was the most stressful part. It is never too early to start planning with the moms where everyone is going to sit. Give yourself enough time to order the place cards!”
Venue: Alpine Banquets
Photography: Carnival Studio
Planning/Design: Yanni Design Studio, M&M Event Planners, Tablescapes And Elite Chair Covers
Floral: All Unique Events
Stationery: Carlson Craft
Catering: Alpine Banquets, Nabuki And Montrose Deli
Cake: Oak Mill Bakery
Entertainment: King’s Band And Dj Nick Fanello
Transportation: New Image Limo Service And A Dynasty Classic Cars For Weddings
Hair: Annette Updo Artist
Makeup: Alex Caputi Makeup Artist