While students prepare for a new school year, we thought it fitting to celebrate the charming union of two Chicago-based teachers, captured by the talented Jiho Park of Lilly Photography. Passionate about their careers and lives, this couple elegantly incorporated unique elements, including chalkboard signage, apples, pencils, lined paper menus and textbook-inspired table centerpieces, into their special day. We especially love the crisp apple green, brown and white color combination–perfect for a late summer or early autumn fete.
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From the Bride: Shaun and I met through a teaching scholarship program and we are currently both teachers. Teaching is our passion and it is the thing that brought us together, because of this we felt that it was only right to pay a sincere homage to our profession and intertwine these elements into every aspect of the wedding. We are both Capricorn’s and very down-to-earth, so naturally we chose earth tones for our wedding, which lent itself nicely to the teaching theme. It was our mission to bring out all these special touches with elegance and class. We took special care to ensure that not one detail was overlooked-handmade or special ordered. We’ve dedicated our lives to teaching and to each other: for better or for worse. Our love for each other, our story, and our passion for educating radiated through each part of the day.
Photographer: Jiho Park of Lilly Photography / Ceremony Venue: St. Hyacinth Basilica / Reception Venue: Fountain Blue Banquets & Conference Center / Bride’s Dress: Blue by Enzoani (purchased at Bella Sposa) / Bride’s Shoes: Aldo / Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein (Formally Modern Tuxedo) / Invitations: Erica Gonzalez of EL Designs (printed by J.S. Printing) / Cake: Central Continental Bakery / Ceremony Flowers: Aberdeen’s Wedding Florist / Reception Flowers: Flowers by Romani / Music: Alec Gorecki of DJ-Chicago Mobile Productions / Lighting: Yanni Design Studio