BBCH — Fall/Winter 2012
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Wed Dossier Spotlight

Simply the Best

At CS Brides, a lot of weddings come across our desks—and it’s no small feat selecting our features. Here are three inspired, out-of-theordinary, super special celebrations we just had to give top billing.

#1 KATE HUFF& DREWDERRICO

September 10,2011
Photos by
Anthony Barlich

WHY WE LOVE IT

Aside from being an especially handsome couple, it’s obvious Kate and Drew have exquisite taste, too—and that they planned their celebration from the heart.
Honeybee Weddings helped with the details (think a flavored water station and a cigar patio).

THE VENUE

The pair chose Aquaviva Winery in Maple Park for its charming grounds. “The owner allowed us to get married on his private estate across the street—sold!,” says Kate.

THE DETAILS

In lieu of a traditional first dance, Kate and Drew kicked things off on the dance floor with a flash mob medley. –Elise Hofer

#2 AMY DUONG & HOWA RD KIM

November 11,2011
Photos by Amanda
Hein Photography

WHY WE LOVE IT

Each year, eleven eleven WEDDING, Chicago’s premier wedding giveaway, grants a deserving couple the celebration of their dreams. this year’s winners?
Pilsen couple Amy and Howard, whose love story garnered enough votes to win the grand prize: a fully executed $75,000 wedding!

THE VENUE

The Chicago History Museum donated its iconic halls for the 75-person, big-day brunch.

THE DETAILS

More than 30 sponsors (including Greatest Expectations Special Events & Weddings, Larry King Orchestra and Amy Beck Cake Design) joined forces to bring the day to life. –EH

#3 JUSTINE BERRY & JESSE KUPFERMAN

September 3, 2011
Photos by Jeremy
Lawson Photography

WHY WE LOVE IT

Jesse (an English teacher) proposed to Justine (a neurobiologist) under the T. Rex skeleton at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC. (Second to Jesse, the dino is Justine’s greatest love.) The “sci-curious” couple had fun incorporating their careers—and passions—into the big day.

THE VENUE

The now New Yorkers selected North Pond restaurant in Lincoln Park for its natural setting—and chef Bruce Sherman’s cuisine.

THE DETAILS

Green Mill staple Sabertooth Organ Quartet played doo-wop and jazz, including Otis Redding’s “That’s How Strong My Love Is” for the first dance. –Ashley Greene.
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