When Nicholas Schaefer joined Match.com in 2011, he didn’t expect to find love right away. But after the CRC Insurance Services, Inc. broker stumbled across Lanvin Assistant Store Director Marissa Gillman’s profile, he knew he’d found his future wife. For Gillman, the spark was just as instantaneous. “It’s what he didn’t have on his profile that caught my attention,” she laughs. “There were no shirtless pictures, and he didn’t take himself too seriously.” The duo’s senses of humor helped them forge a lasting connection, and they tied the knot Aug. 31 at Saddle & Cycle Club (900 W. Foster) in front of 180 friends and family members.
They exchanged vows in a nontraditional Jewish ceremony where Gillman promised to always give Schaefer credit for piecing together his outfits, including his attire for the night, which was head-to-toe Lanvin. Also dressed to impress was the bride, clad in a gown by Israeli designer Inbal Dror, and the bridal party, who donned Jenny Yoo bridesmaid dresses and Zara groomsman suits with Lanvin ties. But the evening didn’t stay formal for long. A 15-piece band kept guests dancing all night. “They served the first course, and everyone said they were soaking wet from dancing,” says Schaefer.
Photos Courtesy of Steven E. Gross/RealLifeWeddings
Rings: Groom’s from Holtzmann’s Jewelry, 2304 N. Clark, Holtzmanns.net; Bride’s wedding band, Niletti Creations Fine Jewelry & Diamond, 560 5th, New York City, Niletticreations.com; Engagement ring, Hoffman Jewelers, 209 Skokie, Highland Park; Hoffmanjewelers.com
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