Woman's Club of Evanston WeddingGerrie & MikeEvanston

With the ceremony in Alice Millar Chapel at Northwestern University, and the reception at the historic Woman’s Club of Evanston, gorgeousness obviously abounded at Gerrie and Mike’s wedding. But, more than the locales, the traditions were my favorite part. Just a few that come to mind:

I loved how Gerrie blended cultures with three different dresses (there is something so striking about the traditional red dress!). She looked stunning in all of them.

I learned about (and fell in love with) the tradition of receiving a case of wine at the birth of a daughter, and opening a bottle from the case at significant life events… with a wedding of course being one of them. What a great way of celebrating! Gerrie’s parents made sure to bring the special bottle of rice wine along.

And, finally, an extremely common tradition, but always heartwarming: the toasts. It’s then that you get a glimpse into sibling love or long-time friendships. It’s where parents remiscence about their little ones turning into adults. Toasts are usually enjoyable, but Gerrie and Mike’s toasts were especially wonderful and eloquent.

Thank you, Gerrie and Mike, for the chance to photograph your traditions, and I wish you many more celebrations!

People that helped make the day wonderful:

Hair: Antje Kastner @ Antje Kastner Studio
Makeup: Jezebel Alvarez @ Antje Kastner Studio
Ceremony: Alice Millar Chapel
Reception: Woman’s Club of Evanston
Catering: Food For Thought
Cake: Bittersweet
Florist: Maria’s Flower Boutique
DJ: DJ Caloy
Limo: Loyalty Limo

Friends and family, view Gerrie & Mike’s wedding gallery HERE. The password is the groom’s last name.

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