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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Nicole + Adam

Nicole and Adam are lucky, very "Luckey" indeed. They are a beautiful couple, and it was only natural that their wedding should be equally gorgeous; full of love, excitement, laughter, and lots of dancing! From start to finish this day was awesome, beginning with the girls at Salon Blonde then on to Salvage One for the ceremony and reception. The rainy forecast turned into the perfect evening, and Spencer from Style Matters kept the dance wild and crazy. It was truly a celebration, and I loved every minute of it!
The girls started at Salon Blonde for hair and makeup.
Jamie met up with the guys a few blocks away to see how they were doing.
Then we were off to Salvage One to put on the dress.
Adam waited in the garden to see Nicole for the first time.
We headed back to Wicker Park for some photos.
We grabbed some more photos by Kinzie St Bridge.
We checked out the great view from the rooftop of Salvage One.
Then it was time to get married.
The details.
The desert table was very popular.
It was time for Spencer to kick off the dancing.
Everyone started to get crazy.
Congrats Nicole and Adam! 

Hair and makeup: Salon Blonde
Florist: Pollen
Ceremony location: Salvage One
Reception location: Salvage One
Cake: Made by the Groom’s Aunt Diane Lehmann
Caterer: Biagio Events and Catering
Accessories: Weddings 826 and Fini Designs 
First Dance: Etta James "Sunday Kind Of Love"
 
Q&A with the bride and groom: 
What was the most memorable moment of your day? Nicole: Standing at the altar, saying my vows to Adam (attempting not to cry) Adam: Vows. One of the only moments that day where I felt like it was just Nicole and I. 
What was your favorite detail? Nicole: I contacted an artist on Etsy to make silhouettes from pictures of Adam and I. I loved the way they looked on the programs, signs and some decorations – they definitely jived with the vintage theme but were still reflective of us as a modern couple (and looked just like us!) Adam: The music. Both Justin, the musician for the ceremony and Spencer from Style Matters did a great job. 
Funniest memory from your wedding day? Nicole: Watching all of our relatives dance—and the best man’s speech. Priceless. Adam: There were some pretty enthusiastic dancing going on. 
Any advice for future brides/grooms? Nicole: Make sure that you ENJOY your wedding day and reception, and don’t feel obligated to do ALL the traditions. Yes, we could have taken more posed photos, or done a traditional receiving line, or done a bouquet toss/garter toss, but both Adam and I felt that these traditions were not for us, and that they would simply distract from the wonderful celebration that was going on. We still managed to hug and chat with all our guests and no one missed diving for a bouquet. Plus it left time for more dancing, which is the most important part, of course! Adam: Agree with Nicole. Do what you feel is appropriate for you. And don't be shy about delegating. 
If you could do it all over, would you change anything? Nicole: No way. Our day was perfect in my mind. There were surely bumps here or there but what day doesn’t have one or two of those. Adam: Nope. 
Where did you go on your honeymoon? Nicole: Paris, France; Cinque Terre, Italy; Rome, Italy. To Future Brides/Grooms—Go to Cinque Terre!

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