Edyta Szyszlo Photography

October 8, 2010

Kristen & Gene’s Real Modern Wedding with a Retro hint

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 6:56 AM

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Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Happy almost weekend! You remember Kristen and Gene’s Sunday Stroll? Their recent and lovely downtown Chicago wedding was a classic elegance with a hint of retro. Thankfully, the big chance of rain never happened (thanks mother nature!) but the wind gusts took over. But if that was our biggest challenge, fashion wind with a plush veil…well I’ll take it! Super sweet couple with incredible charm! Big thanks to my right-hand photo lady Amy. Enjoy the sneak!the wit getting ready photos

Marilyn M. meets Scarlett J. Kristen – simply gorgeous! She had some inspiring pictures of Marilyn for her hair and makeup stylist to reference. I couldn’t believe the similarities!

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Gene was simply speechless when he saw her for the first time. And our wind adventure begins!

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Kristen wore a charm bracelet and attached to it was her late grandparents wedding rings along with a custom engraved charm of their initials. Gene’s cuff links (a gift from Kristen) matched her charm with their wedding date engraved on one link and the other with their initials.

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The theme of their invitations was the Chicago Theater sign…which you could also see through the window during their ceremony.

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A change of hair accessory, red lipstick and a vintage brooch pin for her halter strap – gorgeous! Let the party begin!

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Their wedding took place 2 days after the official start of fall – warm apple cider, caramel apples and white pumpkins! My favorite was their handmade, brewed beer as favors – Hitched Ale! I enjoyed one afterwards and it was YUMMY!

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Such a classic day, thanks for allowing me to share it with you Kristen and Gene!

Vendors: Planning & Day-of Coordination: Kristen Quinlan & Jeff Davis, Venue: Dan Jack at The Wit Chicago, Officiant: Bruce Otto of Spirited Weddings, Florist: Lynn Fosbender of Pollen, Hair/Makeup: Colee at Black Hearts, Cake: Take the Cake, Ceremony Music: Parkwest Strings, DJ: David Olivares of MDM Entertainment, Invitations: Amanda at Spilled Ink Press, Dress: Priscilla of Boston, Photobooth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co.,Hair Accessories: Veil – Priscilla of Boston , Feather Head Piece – I Do, I Do, Groom Tux: Ben Sherman



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