BBCH December 2016 : Page 336

SC E NE chicago weddings PAIGE LUSTER & KYLE DEGIULIO J u l y 2 , 2 016 C e r e m o ny : S a i n t C h r y s o s t o m ’s E p i s c o p a l C h u r c h R e ce p t i on : J W M a r r i o t t P h o t o g r a p hy by R e b e k a h A l b a u g h THE COUPLE Paige Luster and Kyle DeGiulio didn’t know love lived a block away until mutual friends brought them together three years ago. The couple got engaged over afternoon tea at The Drake Hotel on Valentine’s Day in 2015, and family and friends happily got involved once again by surprising the smitten couple for celebratory drinks at Corcoran’s. THE DETAILS The traditional ceremony was full of meaning, as it took place at the neighborhood church where Paige and Kyle are members. Their godmothers did readings that had been featured at their parents’ weddings—a personal touch reflecting the couple’s parents as role models for a successful, happy marriage. THE PARTY A classical pianist serenaded guests in the JW Grand Foyer for the cocktail hour. Jaws dropped as people entered the classic, elegant Burnham Ballroom for the reception, thanks to planner Misse Daniel and florist Juliet Tan, who bathed the space in all-white decor with touches of gold. After dancing to tunes by TVK Orchestra, guests enjoyed a late-night grilled cheese bar before sending the couple off on a five-night Maui getaway. –KC What We Learned “Everyone says things will go wrong on the big day, but you continue to believe they won’t. They do! But the magic is that you don’t even notice,” Paige says. Clockwise from top: Paige wore a voluminous gown by Monique Lhuillier, while Kyle looked dapper in a classic Calvin Klein tux; short arrangements of white hydrangeas conveyed elegant minimalism; the couple’s all-white frosted cake by the JW Marriott catering team. WEDDING RESOURCES Venue JW Marriott, Planner Misse Daniel, Honey Bee Weddings, Flowers Juliet Tan Floral Design, Bride’s Gown Monique Lhuillier, Nordstrom Wedding Suite, Bride’s Shoes Manolo Blahnik, Nordstrom, Bride’s Jewelry Nadri, Nordstrom, Bridesmaids’ Dresses Hayley Paige, Bella Bridesmaids, Groom’s Tux Calvin Klein, Men’s Wearhouse, Invites Paper Source, Music TVK Orchestra, Videographer Imagination Designers, Hair & Makeup Hair: Civello Salon,; makeup: Makeup by Renee From above: Paige’s bridesmaids wore slinky black gowns by Hayley Paige; the bride’s bold blue embellished Manolo Blahnik pumps—“the Carrie Bradshaw shoe!” gushes Paige. 336 MODERN LUXURY WEDDINGS CHICAGO

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