Ever After: Erin Fetzer & Casey Janick

By / Weddings / August 25, 2016

Unlike most proposals, Casey Janick’s stretched beyond one special moment. In September 2015, the 28-year-old CPA at Plante Moran meticulously planned a three-day-long proposal for his girlfriend, Erin Fetzer. Each day, he hid a photograph in her bag of the two of them, sent her flowers during lunch and picked her up for dinner at 8 p.m. sharp. On the third day, Fetzer, 31, a teacher at Northbrook/Glenview School District 30, came home to her condo to find thousands of rose petals and multiple tea candles scattered around. She followed the petals to her bedroom and found Janick standing there in a suit. “I proposed and gave her one final card and one final picture,” he says. “[The proposal] was written in the card so she could know what I said, because I imagined she’d be overwhelmed with emotion.”

On July 30, after reciting their vows at Saint Catherine Laboure Church (3535 Thornwood, Glenview), the newlyweds and 170 guests traveled to Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens (700 E. Grand), which was decorated with sunflowers, the bride’s favorite.

At one point in the evening, High Society Orchestra lent the stage to the bride’s family friend, 7th grader Alex Harris. “I’ve known Alex since he was born,” Fetzer recounts. “He’s very good at guitar and loves to sing, so one thing I had told him years ago — prior to me even meeting Casey — was he had to sing Bruno Mars’ ‘Just The Way You Are’ at my wedding.” Alex made sure to keep his promise. “Even years later he remembered, and it was really special to me.”

Photos by Thara Photo

It’s in the details

Bride’s gown: Wtoo, Vanessa’s Modern Bride, 12 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights; Vanessasmodernbride.com

Bride’s makeup: Vicki Bauman; Lipstickandlacemakeup@gmail.com 

Bride’s shoes: Royal Blue; Modcloth.com

Groom’s attire: Bar III, Macy’s, 111 N. State; Macys.com

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Joanna August, Bella Bridesmaids, 1 E. Delaware; Bellabridesmaids.com

Groomsmen’s attire: Ralph Lauren, Macy’s, 111 N. State; Macys.com

Rings: engagement ring by Mike Gale, Gale Diamonds, 5 N. Wabash, Galediamonds.com; wedding bands by Gage Diamonds, 165 W. Chicago, Gagediamonds.com

Catering: Phil Stefani Signature Events, 1300 W. Hubbard; Inspiredcateringandevents.com

Cake: layers of lemon and vanilla poppy seed cake with lemon curd filling by Oak Mill Bakery, 5753 W. Belmont; Oakmillbakery.com

Sweets: Anne Lee; Anneparklee@gmail.com

Florist: Flowers for Dreams, 1812 W. Hubbard; Flowersfordreams.com

Entertainment: High Society Orchestra, 195 N. Harbor; Highsocietyorch.com

Invitations: Quintessence Papers; Quintessencepapers.com



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