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Sarah + Brian | Northbrook, Illinois | Hilton Chicago Northbrook - Love Stories TV

October
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2016
Sarah & Brian

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From The Bride:

Brian and Sarah met through mutual friends and had their first date in early November 4 years ago. They instantly felt a connection. Unfortunately, life threw them a twist that made them focus harder on their relationship. After a couple months of dating in Indianapolis, Brian informed Sarah that he was moving back to his home state of Illinois for an opportunity. They pursued a long-distance relationship for almost 2 years with each of them alternating visiting the other on the weekends (even through the snowy and icy Midwest winters) before Sarah made the ultimate sacrifice of moving away from all she knew and loved to Illinois. That’s when Brian knew she was the one.
They wanted a small wedding and decided on the Hilton Chicago/Northbrook after their first visit to the venue. They were intrigued by the back story of the Rat Pack performing there back in the 1960’s. Who would have guessed that just over 50 years ago Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. roamed the very same halls!
Bella Bleu was the first and only boutique Sarah visited. She felt so welcome – and the dresses and accessories are incredible! Even just a few weeks before the wedding, she decided she wanted a hair comb and Andrea helped her pick a beautiful, perfect Haute Design one to match her earrings, bracelet, and brooch (also Haute Design). Grace from Grace Designs, who Andrea referred Sarah to, sewed a heart shape from Sarah’s mother’s wedding dress into the back of her own.
Sarah knew that for their wedding she wanted red roses, a classic and romantic feel, and to incorporate a little bit of home from Indiana. They decided to name 5 guest tables after Indiana landmarks, and 5 tables after Chicago landmarks to give a shout out to their home states. Sarah also wanted to include their rescue Pug, Emmett, into the mix. She had cufflinks personalized for Brian with Emmett’s face on them and bought a cake topper with a silhouette of a bride, groom, and their pug. Guests were also treated to a cartoon figure of Emmett on social media when they snapchatted their pictures from the wedding. (Sarah is big into social media so she bought a Snapchat geofilter for the evening – the guests had a lot of fun with it!)
The wedding night was beautiful and guests were treated to a wonderful night of drinking and dancing. And just as it was back in the 1960’s….two love birds danced their first dance to Frank Sinatra singing “The Way You Look Tonight”.

  • Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo
  • Cake: The Baking Institute
  • Ceremony Venue: Hilton Chicago Northbrook
  • Cinematographer: Lexoria Wedding Films (now Petit Four Films)
  • Dress: Rosa Clara
  • Flowers: Kasha Hyzy
  • Groom: Men’s Warehouse
  • Hair: Sharia from Bridal Beauty Associates
  • Makeup: Sharia from Bridal Beauty Associates
  • Music: Craig Mivshek
  • Officiant: Rev. Thomas J. Perrucci
  • Photographer: Roland Gozun Photography
  • Planner: Shannon Gail
  • Reception Venue: Hilton Chicago Northbrook
  • Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Wedding Team
Hilton Chicago Northbrook
Wedding Ceremony Venue
Betsey Johnson
Bride's Shoes Designer
Craig Mivshek
Wedding Bands & DJs
Jenny Yoo
Bridesmaid's Dress Designer
Kasha Hyzy
Florist
Men's Wearhouse
Groom's Suit Designer
Petit Four Films
Wedding Videographer
Rosa Clara
Wedding Dress Designer
Shannon Gail
Wedding Planner
The Baking Institute
Wedding Cake Designer
Wedding Vibe
October
15
2016
Sarah & Brian

NEXT
VIDEO
NEXT VIDEO  

From The Bride:

Brian and Sarah met through mutual friends and had their first date in early November 4 years ago. They instantly felt a connection. Unfortunately, life threw them a twist that made them focus harder on their relationship. After a couple months of dating in Indianapolis, Brian informed Sarah that he was moving back to his home state of Illinois for an opportunity. They pursued a long-distance relationship for almost 2 years with each of them alternating visiting the other on the weekends (even through the snowy and icy Midwest winters) before Sarah made the ultimate sacrifice of moving away from all she knew and loved to Illinois. That’s when Brian knew she was the one.
They wanted a small wedding and decided on the Hilton Chicago/Northbrook after their first visit to the venue. They were intrigued by the back story of the Rat Pack performing there back in the 1960’s. Who would have guessed that just over 50 years ago Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. roamed the very same halls!
Bella Bleu was the first and only boutique Sarah visited. She felt so welcome – and the dresses and accessories are incredible! Even just a few weeks before the wedding, she decided she wanted a hair comb and Andrea helped her pick a beautiful, perfect Haute Design one to match her earrings, bracelet, and brooch (also Haute Design). Grace from Grace Designs, who Andrea referred Sarah to, sewed a heart shape from Sarah’s mother’s wedding dress into the back of her own.
Sarah knew that for their wedding she wanted red roses, a classic and romantic feel, and to incorporate a little bit of home from Indiana. They decided to name 5 guest tables after Indiana landmarks, and 5 tables after Chicago landmarks to give a shout out to their home states. Sarah also wanted to include their rescue Pug, Emmett, into the mix. She had cufflinks personalized for Brian with Emmett’s face on them and bought a cake topper with a silhouette of a bride, groom, and their pug. Guests were also treated to a cartoon figure of Emmett on social media when they snapchatted their pictures from the wedding. (Sarah is big into social media so she bought a Snapchat geofilter for the evening – the guests had a lot of fun with it!)
The wedding night was beautiful and guests were treated to a wonderful night of drinking and dancing. And just as it was back in the 1960’s….two love birds danced their first dance to Frank Sinatra singing “The Way You Look Tonight”.

  • Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo
  • Cake: The Baking Institute
  • Ceremony Venue: Hilton Chicago Northbrook
  • Cinematographer: Lexoria Wedding Films (now Petit Four Films)
  • Dress: Rosa Clara
  • Flowers: Kasha Hyzy
  • Groom: Men’s Warehouse
  • Hair: Sharia from Bridal Beauty Associates
  • Makeup: Sharia from Bridal Beauty Associates
  • Music: Craig Mivshek
  • Officiant: Rev. Thomas J. Perrucci
  • Photographer: Roland Gozun Photography
  • Planner: Shannon Gail
  • Reception Venue: Hilton Chicago Northbrook
  • Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Wedding Team
Hilton Chicago Northbrook
Wedding Ceremony Venue
Betsey Johnson
Bride's Shoes Designer
Craig Mivshek
Wedding Bands & DJs
Jenny Yoo
Bridesmaid's Dress Designer
Kasha Hyzy
Florist
Men's Wearhouse
Groom's Suit Designer
Petit Four Films
Wedding Videographer
Rosa Clara
Wedding Dress Designer
Shannon Gail
Wedding Planner
The Baking Institute
Wedding Cake Designer
Wedding Vibe