They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and it couldn’t be more true for the framed photo of a two-seater table at The Boarding House (720 N. Wells) that sits on a shelf in the home of newlyweds Stephanie Trivino and Jonathan Adams.It was taken back in March 2013, when Trivino met Adams, 33, vice president of a financial firm, at the restaurant on a Match.com date. “We had emailed for a month or what seemed like forever until we met … I made the first move,” says Trivino, 31, curator at Gilt City Chicago.
Three years later on May 6, the two walked out to the Bulls’ theme song (“Sirius” by the Alan Parsons Project), followed by Kanye West’s “All of the Lights,” at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago (11 E. Walton) as husband and wife. Their 150 guests sat down for dinner, clinking glasses of Malbec and indulging in empanadas, tuna tartare, herb-crusted filet and truffled potatoes. But the highlight came when the bride brought out her Colombian roots on the dance floor. “We planned an ‘Hora Loca,’ or a Crazy Hour, which is a Latin tradition involving musicians,” she says. “[We had] a conga drum, violin and saxophone [playing] to a mix of old and new hip-hop [and] salsa.”
The next day, the newlyweds flew to Croatia and Montenegro to drive down the coast — making for another picture-perfect milestone.
Photos by Cathy Durig
Cake: two-tier Champagne cake with raspberry preserves and dark chocolate ganache filling and carrot cake with cream cheese filling
Videographer: Emily Hard; Emilyhardfilms@gmail.com