Highland Park native Jessica Callahan has always been a fan of theme parties. In fact, she even met her now-husband, 30-year-old Bain & Company consultant Evan Dadosky, at one: an ’80s-themed extravaganza during a Kellogg School of Management ski trip in 2013. Nearly four years later, they traded their neon costumes for a gown and tuxedo at their ’20s-inspired wedding at the Field Museum of Natural History (1400 S. Lake Shore) July 22.
The newlyweds thought of every last detail for the Gatsby motif, from the art-deco invitations to the attire (she wore family heirlooms and a vintage-inspired gown by Chicago native Samantha Sleeper). But something she didn’t plan for? Her cathedral veil being accidentally thrown away a week before the ceremony. “I could have turned into a bridezilla, but realized what mattered was that we were getting married,” laughs Callahan, 31, director of investments at Callahan Family Investments, who ended up borrowing her sister’s veil. “It became my ‘something borrowed.’ ”
The evening ended on a sweet note, with a carnival-themed dessert bar, filled with cotton candy, funnel cake fries with powdered sugar and Cracker Jacks.
Photos by Julia Franzosa
Bride’s shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood, neapolitan collection, 560 Chestnut, Winnetka; Neapolitanonline.com
Groom’s attire: custom, Knot Standard, 220 W. Illinois; Knotstandard.com
Wedding planner: Lauren Knuepfer Rozum, LK Events; Lkeventschicago.com
Cake: Banana cake with Nutella cream filling and double chocolate cake with peanut butter filling, Elysia Root Cakes, 1939 W. Fulton; Elysiarootcakes.com
Catering: Blue Plate, 1362 W. Fulton; Blueplatechicago.com
Decor and floral: bouquet of peonies, roses, lilies and astilbe, HMR Designs, 4200 W. Bryn Mawr; Hmrdesigns.com
Invitations: Bella Figura; Bellafigura.com