Jennifer Lane says that all it took was one date with Brandon Pearlman to know he was the one. “Things just clicked,” she recalls of their first conversation over drinks in 2007. Five years later, Pearlman proposed while vacationing in Florida, and the pair began planning their July 20 nuptials at the Peninsula Chicago (108 E. Superior). Old-Hollywood glamour served as Lane’s inspiration for the bash: She incorporated everything from vintage chandeliers — one hung from the couples’ Chuppah — to mercury glass centerpieces with ivory roses. Clad in a sequined Monique Lhuillier gown and crystal-embellished heels, Lane wed Pearlman in front of 160 guests, all of whom partied past midnight, including the couple’s grandmothers, Evelyn Lane, 94, and Lucy Konsler, 84. “It was a magical evening, to say the least,” says Lane.
Groom’s Tuxedo: Giorgio Armani, custom made, Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Store, 700 N. Michigan; Armani.com
Makeup: Stella Mikhail for Laura Mercier; (847) 845-0812
Florist: Richard Remiard, 451 N. Paulina; Richardremiard.com
Band: Ken Arlen Orchestra, 1415 Sherman; Arlenmusic.com
Photographer: Robyn Rachel Photography, 430 W. Diversey; Robynrachelphotography.com