Ever After: Brittany Roth and Eric Eisenberg

By / Weddings / October 7, 2015
When Eric Eisenberg moved to New York City, his mother gave him the phone number of his future wife Brittany Roth. He didn’t call. At least, not for a while. Eisenberg and Roth’s mothers were high school friends, but their children — despite growing up minutes from one another on Chicago’s North Side — didn’t meet until Eisenberg moved to the Big Apple. A year after his move, he again received Deerfield native Roth’s phone number, and this time he gave her a call.

“The backstory was [that] when he moved to New York he got [about] 18 girls’ phone numbers from the North Shore of Chicago through parents, and mine was just the one he happened to call about a year after that,” Roth laughed. He made the right choice. After nearly a five-year courtship, Eisenberg proposed at Rockefeller Center, the same spot of one of their first dates.

The two married in a ceremony August 2 at the beautiful Chicago Botanic Gardens (1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe), just minutes away from their childhood homes. They did not have a specific theme, instead creating a unique décor for the ceremony with small touches like twinkling lights and mercury glass and candles. “It was kind of a mix of a lot of random elements that evolved [and] we brought together,” Roth says.

Bee decorations and accessories — a nod to Eisenberg and Roth’s married monogram BEE — showed up in subtle ways during the wedding and reception, such as on bridesmaids’ bracelets, Eisenberg’s cuff links and in their wedding hashtag #EatDrinkBEEMarried. Although Eisenberg was skeptical of the venue choice at first, he told Roth on their wedding night the experience was everything he dreamed of. “It’s the most stunning place and it has memories for both of us,” Roth says. “When I picture a fairytale wedding, it’s in the [McGinley] Pavilion at the Botanic Gardens.”

Photos by Mauricio Arias of Chrisman Studios

It’s in the details

Bride’s gown: Amsale, 625 Madison, New York City; Amsale.com

Bride’s hair: Charles Ifergan salon, 380 Lake Cook, Deerfield; Charlesifergan.com

Bride’s makeup: Cynde Hoffman, 1847 Second, Highland Park; Cyndescosmetics.com

Bride, groom and wedding party jewelry: bk&leo jewelry, Bkandleojewelry.com

Groom’s attire: Hart Schaffner Marx, Louis for Men, 748 Odgen, Downers Grove; Louisformen.com

Rings: Iannelli Diamonds, 45 W. 47th, New York City; Iannellidiamonds.com

Event Planning: Misha Newgren, Liven It Up Events, 561 W. Diversey; Livenitup.com

Florist, décor & event design: Erin McDonald, Platinum Events; Enjoyplatinum.com

Videography: Smiling Toad Productions, LLC; Smilingtoad.com

Entertainment: Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra; Arlenmusic.com

Catering: Culinary Landscape, 1000 Lake Cook, Glencoe; Culinarylandscape.com

Cake: Amy Beck Cake Designs, 636 N. Racine; Amybeckcakedesign.com

Vodka Luge: Nadeau Ice Sculptures, 7623 Roosevelt, Forest Park; Nadeauice.com

Invitation Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas; Weddingpaperdivas.com

Invitation Calligraphy: Debi Zeinert, Blooming Quill; Bloomingquill.com