When it came to the proposal, Lindsay Rosen was adamant about keeping things private. Her boyfriend of three years, NinthDecimal account executive Charlie Goldberg, listened, and on Nov. 22, 2013, he popped the question in their Old Town apartment.
Exactly one year later, the couple wed in a traditional Jewish ceremony in the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa (3030 Holiday) in the bride’s hometown of Fort Lauderdale. “After a few months of casually dating, [Charlie was in Florida] and he drove down to Harbor Beach to see me,” says Rosen, the marketing and brand manager of DineAmic Group. “It’s a significant place because it’s where it all started.”
The “Rose Gold Wedding,” a play on words of the couple’s last names, featured a gold-and-white reception boasting tapas-style serving stations and rustic décor, with white calla lilies and baby’s breath. After the first dance to “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” by Elton John, the newlyweds’ 230 friends and family swarmed the dance floor for an all-night dance party.
But the real showstopper was Goldberg, who surprised his wife by serenading her to “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ ” by The Righteous Brothers. “It was my favorite part of the night — even though it was probably more embarrassing for me than I would’ve liked,” Goldberg laughs. “I wanted it to be the most fun night of our lives,” Rosen adds. “I think we can both agree it was.”
Photos by Emily Harris Photography
Bride’s gown: Vera Wang, 945 N. Rush; Verawang.com
Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo, 63 E. Oak; Jimmychoo.com
Bride’s jewelry: BHLDN, 8 E. Walton; Bhldn.com
Bride’s hair: Your Stylist AJ; Yourstylistaj.com
Groom’s attire: Paul Betenly, Avant for Men, 1849 Green Bay, Highland Park; Avantformen.com
Rings: Shelle Jewelers, 322 Skokie, Northbrook; Shellejewelers.com
Bridesmaids’ dresses: twobirds Bridesmaid, Bella Bridesmaid, 1 E. Delaware; Bellabridesmaids.com
Groomsmen’s attire: Calvin Klein, Men’s Wearhouse, 535 N. Michigan; Menswearhouse.com
Wedding planner: Jean Wilco; Jeanwilcoevents.com
Cake: We Take the Cake, 1211 Northeast 9th, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Wetakethecake.com
Florist: Dalsimer Atlas, 2151 Alternate A1A, Jupiter, Florida; Dalsimer.com
Entertainment: The Headliners Band; Theheadlinersband.com
Invitations: The Paper Tree; Thepapertreecompany.com
Programs, menu & design: Anna Kate Design, 1011 W. Fulton Market; Annakatedesign.com
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