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Monday, March 11, 2019

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‘When College Sweethearts Do A Chicago Wedding, They Do It Right’


When Carolyn and Matthew, two college sweethearts decided to do a traditional church wedding downtown Chicago, they made sure to use all of the best the city had to offer. They began their day with an outdoor city first look, right outside The Drake Hotel. Then, after a gorgeous traditional church wedding they moved on to an incredible casino wedding reception at the socially prestigious Casino Club.


These two lovebirds and self-proclaimed ‘college-sweethearts’ met at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and enjoyed a beautifully simple engagement when Matthew popped the question on a walk in Lincoln Park on the way to their favorite restaurant. Carolyn accepted and they were off to meet their families to celebrate. Simple, elegant, perfect! Carolyn wore a simple V-neck white wedding dress with a low back, and Matthew wore a classic tuxedo from Brooks Brothers. They also had their bridal party outfitted in classic black attire to keep a consistent elegant look. And, since the couple wanted their number one priority to be making sure it was a great celebration for themselves and their friends and families they decided to go with a classic color palette of black and white with touched of cream and green. They described their venue as ‘beautifully decorated’, and didn’t want to take away from it. And, for that, we applaud you Carolyn and Matthew!


The most important planning details to these two were making sure they had a great photographer to capture the day for them. They were so happy with their choice to go with Julia Franzosa Photography, and mentioned that her and her team made their day amazing for them. They made sure to make their music at the reception a huge priority, because they wanted everyone to be dancing and having a great time, which they were happy to report, they did!


Carolyn and Matthew wanted to share some advice with our readers; to make a list of everything and be sure to NOT talk about wedding planning for one night a week, (because it gets stressful as the date approaches) and to not stress! We love that real talk! The love between these two college sweethearts is as sweet as it can be, and they even mentioned that their favorite part of the day was just spending time together doing pictures before their ceremony. Now, that’s true love.


Congrats Carolyn and Matthew!

Photography: Julia Franzosa Photography | Ceremony Venue: Holy Family Church | Reception Venue: The Casino Club | Stationery: Minted | Floral: Bunches Chicago | Calligraphy: inking out loud | Makeup: Bianca Sansosti Artistry | Band: Chicago catz | Wedding Dress: Alyssa Kristin | Groom's Attire: Brooks Brothers | Submitted via: Matchology

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