The day started with a make up artist emergency, but Laura, the bride, kept her cool with a little help from her friends and possibly a little wine. A beauty superstar substitute, Crystal Balentine was found, we got all of our photos and made it on time to the ceremony. All’s well that ends well as the saying goes!

Laura and David got ready and saw each other for the first time at Tsubo salon. From there they went to iconic Kinzie street bridge for photos and then to Gallery 1028 for their candle light ceremony followed by dinner and dancing. DJ Roberto Monastero kept the crowd of Chicagoans and New Yorkers on their feet all night, while planner Philip Pessin kept the event flowing smoothly.


Reception Venue: Gallery 1028
Planner: Philip Pessin, Weddings By Phil
Wedding Photographer: Andre LaCour Photography
Caterer: Calihan Catering
Rentals: Halls Rentals
Drapery: Studio AG
Linens: BBJ Linen
Florist: Gratitude Heart Garden
DJ: Monastero Entertainment
Guitarist: Alejandro Urzagaste
Guest’s Hotel: Swissotel Chicago
Shuttle: Masters Transportation