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S P O T L I G H T W E DDI N G S 3 LISA SUCH Y & W I L L M A GN U S O N Ju n e 4 , 2 0 14 C e r e m o ny : S t . M i c h a e l ’s C hu r c h R e c e p t i o n : G old C o a s t R o o m i n T h e D r a ke H o t e l Pho t o g r a phy : G e r b e r + S c a r p e l l i What We Learned “You’re not going to make everyone happy, so remember to focus on what’s important to the both of you,” says the couple. CROSSING PATHS The couple poses outside The Drake Hotel, the location of their lavish reception. teaching when Lisa came home on a Friday afternoon to discover owers, bubbly and a note instructing her to follow a trail of scattered rose petals. She was stunned when she was led to the rooftop deck, where Will was dapperly dressed and patiently awaiting her arrival. After Lisa said yes to Will’s romantic proposal, the duo threw together a surprise engagement party that evening, packed with family and friends. Not wanting to wait too long, they decided on a July Fourth wedding date—a theme subtly conveyed through embossed navy-blue invitations and evocative decor (the newlyweds even posed for a few photos while donning star-spangled shades, and guests waved batons with red, white and blue streamers). Following a beautiful ceremony at the historic St. Michael’s in Old Town, the reception commenced at the opulent Gold Coast Room in e Drake Hotel. Dance lessons to polish their moves paid o , and the couple wowed friends and family with a memorable rst dance. e Dan Hayes Orchestra kept the party going well through the night, and guests noshed on macarons and salted caramels from the sweets table. At evening’s end, the couple jetted to Peter Island for a relaxing, sunset-lled honeymoon. It had been a long, tiring week of WEDDING RESOURCES Wedding Planner MDE, Michelle Durpetti Events Flowers Platinum Events Videographer Leap Weddings Bridal Gown Pronovias, Dimitra’s Bridal Bride’s Shoes Angela Nuran Veil Hairpiece, The Left Bank Groom’s Tux Jos. A. Bank Wedding Rings Custom-designed Other Jewelry Earrings, The Left Bank Bride’s Hair and Makeup Darren Anderson, Diane Ayala Invitations Custom-made, SPARK and Papier Girl Catering The Drake Hotel Cake Amy Beck Cake Design Music The Dan Hayes Orchestra Favors Donation to the Benet Academy Fr. Ronald Fund Linen Rentals The Drake Hotel Something Borrowed Grandmother’s pearls draped on bouquet Something Blue Toe polish Dessert Table Sugar Chic Designs CLASSIC BEAUTY Clockwise from top: Lisa’s refi ned bouquet of ivory and white roses by Platinum Events was draped with a strand of her grandmother’s pearls; Amy Beck created a stunning fi ve-tier fl oral-adorned cake; Papier Girl created elegant menu cards and signage. 14 8 MODERN LUXURY BRIDES CHICAGO

Spotlight Weddings Lisa And Will

3 LISA SUCHY & WILL MAGNUSON

June 4, 2 014
Ceremony: St. Michael’s Church
Recept ion: Gold Coast Room in
The Drake Hotel
Photography: Gerber + Scarpelli

It had been a long, tiring week of teaching when Lisa came home on a Friday afternoon to discover flowers, bubbly and a note instructing her to follow a trail of scattered rose petals. She was stunned when she was led to the rooftop deck, where Will was dapperly dressed and patiently awaiting her arrival. After Lisa said yes to Will's romantic proposal, the duo threw together a surprise engagement party that evening, packed with family and friends. Not wanting to wait too long, they decided on a July Fourth wedding date—a theme subtly conveyed through embossed navyblue invitations and evocative decor (the newlyweds even posed for a few photos while donning star-spangled shades, and guests waved batons with red, white and blue streamers). Following a beautiful ceremony at the historic St. Michael's in Old Town, the reception commenced at the opulent Gold Coast Room in The Drake Hotel. Dance lessons to polish their moves paid off, and the couple wowed friends and family with a memorable first dance. The Dan Hayes Orchestra kept the party going well through the night, and guests noshed on macarons and salted caramels from the sweets table. At evening's end, the couple jetted to Peter Island for a relaxing, sunsetfilled honeymoon.

Read the full article at http://digital.modernluxury.com/article/Spotlight+Weddings+Lisa+And+Will/1884012/238733/article.html.

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