Eleana and David got married on October 14, 2011 at The Columbus Park Refectory in Chicago. Their wedding date wasn’t just a random October day, it held special meaning to the bride and her family. Her parents got married on October 15th, her grandparents got married on October 16th and her great-grandparents got married on October 17th. Since it was such a special date the entire wedding was really focused on love, family and tradition, it was all very romantic.
Their wedding day was a windy, chilly, Chicago day and yet everything went off without a hitch. Every detail and every moment was memorable and special. They held their ceremony outside in the pavilion attached to the main refectory building which had a great view of trees and nature. They had a live quartet provided by Quartet Parapluie which really helped set the tone for the ceremony. Right before the ceremony started we sprinkled rose petals down the aisle, we were worried they were going to be blown away but they held out long enough for Eleana to make it down the aisle to her handsome groom who was dressed in his Marine Corps uniform.
After the ceremony, the guests came inside for a beautiful sit down dinner provided by Phil Stefani Catering. The guests were treated to an amazing menu of chicken ricotta and braised short ribs. After dinner the guests were spoiled with endless sweet treats of brownie sundaes, mini molten lava cakes and chocolate ravioli all provided by Phil Stefani Catering. Their stunning and elegant wedding cake was designed and provided by Sarah’s Pastries and Candies.
Asrai Garden enhanced the space with rich, bold, autumn colored flowers that were so fresh. Since family and tradition was such an important aspect to the Bride and Groom on their big day, they had family wedding pictures as part of their center pieces with flowers flanked on either side. It was a very sweet, special touch.
Eleana and David spent the rest of the night dancing and celebrating together and with their friends and family. It was a very joyous occasion filled with love and romance. Clementine was honored to have gotten to know such a wonderful couple and family!
Special thanks to Erica Rose Photography for providing us with such lovely photographs.
Additional vendors that helped make their day special: