Eryn Siegel and Jim Snediker like to approach life with laughter. Siegel, a senior manager in sales development at Pandora, and Snediker, the CEO and founder of Stock Manufacturing Co., a company that designs and manufactures clothing locally, met six years ago while doing improv at Second City Chicago. The two performed together several times, and “many goofy nights” later, they were talking “future puppies and vacation homes,” says Siegel. Snediker proposed on Christmas 2011, and the couple immediately started planning for their fall 2012 wedding at Greenhouse Loft (2545 W. Diversey).
The ceremony reflected the pair’s nontraditional style: Guests threw neon pom-pom balls at the couple at the end of the ceremony and Siegel’s mom, a retired art teacher, made decorative vase centerpieces with neon pink rocks. The most ornate detail was Siegel’s shoes, a pair of Taryn Rose cream wedges that she spent 40 hours bedazzling with 5,318 Swarovski crystals. Despite her shiny soles, Siegel says a close friend from the couple’s Second City days stole the show, officiating the ceremony and bringing their nearly 200 guests to laughter and tears as he recounted anecdotes about the couple. “One guest even admitted they wished the ceremony went on for longer,” laughs Siegel. For their closing act, Siegel and Snediker partied with friends and family at Mahoney’s (551 N. Ogden), then walked back to their hotel at 5 a.m. with Siegel still in her wedding dress. “No cab would pick us up,” says Siegel. “It was priceless.”
Story by Katerina Bizios | Photos courtesy Julia Franzosa and Jamie Davis of West Loop Studios