BBCH Spring-Summer 2012 : Page 244
scene Chicago Weddings N ic o l e c r e e & Do mi N i c Be l l a N t u o N o April 23, 2011 S h e d d A q ua ri u m ThE CoupLE The twosome met on an online dating site and bonded over their shared love of the sea. ThE DETaILS With close friends and family in tow, Nicole and Dominic traveled to St. John’s to be wed at Hawksnest Beach. The celebration continued back in Chicago at a Shedd Aquarium reception, where blue-and-white décor, paired with the Shedd’s collection of stunning marine life, served as a reminder of the site of their vows. ThE paRTy From contemporary tunes by the Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga to old-school standards played by the Michael Lerich Orchestra, the party was in full swing—ahem, swim—all night. –CG Chuck Share of Weddings, Inc. teamed with BBJ Linens to create dreamy under-the-sea-themed tablescapes. Ronsley Special Events made centerpieces bursting with white dendrobium orchids, roses and hydrangeas. Wedding gifts were dropped in this treasure chest. Bittersweet made the chocolate cake with coral-inspired white icing. Hall’s Rental provided mother-of-pearl tableware. Mr. Dominic and Mrs. Nicole Bellantuono at the groom’s family home in Burr Ridge. Nicole’s dress was from Priscilla of Boston. Paper goods were designed by Weddings, Inc. 244 s p r i ng / su mme r 2 0 1 2 photos by phil Farber/photo images, inc.
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