Rachel Geller describes her courtship with Max Kaplan as serendipitous. The pair went on their first date in February 2012, but — call it timing — they didn’t hit it off. Still, for the next year, they kept crossing paths. “Max and I would randomly run into each other in the city,” says Geller, 30, a social worker. “Fate was putting us in the same world at different moments throughout the year.”
Sparks finally flew in May 2013, and two years later, Kaplan, 29, a financial advisor, got down on one knee. A year after that, the two wed in a traditional Jewish ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago (120 E. Delaware) March 5.
Their 250 guests danced all night in the grand ballroom — which was decorated with ivory, white and light pink floral arrangements by Kehoe Designs — with “I [heart] Rachel and Max” sunglasses and glowsticks.
Photos by KingenSmith
Sweets: assorted mini pastries, cake pops, homemade doughnuts dipped in fudge sauce and shots of vanilla mousse in chocolate chip cookie cups
Check out the latest sales, trunk shows, designer appearances and more — directly to your inbox.