When Peter Bergen Krauss met Amelia Canham Eaton in the summer of 2006, the two weren’t exactly strangers. Back in the day, their mothers had been good friends and roommates at the University of Michigan, and Krauss and Eaton had grown up hearing one another’s names. As fate would have it, both Krauss and Eaton ended up attending U of M, where their paths finally crossed at a mutual friend’s party. Krauss, smitten with Eaton’s sports smarts, asked her out, and six years later, proposed at Buckingham Fountain. The two tied the knot Dec. 7 at Saint James Chapel (835 N. Rush) in front of 200 guests.
Because both Krauss, the executive vice president of Snapsheet, and Eaton, the creator of The Chicago Life Blog and a content strategist at Purely Fashion, love winter in Chicago, they decided on a “nod to the holidays” theme that incorporated metallic touches to reflect “the elegance of the city in December, and the warmth of being surrounded by family and friends,” says Eaton. Following the ceremony, family and friends rang sleigh bells as the couple exited the church and hopped into a vintage ivory Bentley. The good cheer continued at The Murphy Auditorium (50 E. Erie), where Eaton slipped into a custom Samantha Sleeper gown and guests enjoyed cocktails and dancing. At one point, Eaton surprised Krauss by playing the University of Michigan fight song on the trombone. “It’s been a wild ride,” says Krauss. “And I’m grateful for every minute.”
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