Ever After: Kathy Hosanna & Eric Acevedo

By / Weddings / February 22, 2018

Kathy Hosanna wasn’t sure about Eric Acevedo when she met him on a mutual friend’s boat at Belmont Harbor in July 2015. “I thought he was such a fast talker,” laughs Hosanna, 31, a second grade teacher. But Acevedo, 31, business development manager at digital consulting firm Solstice, won her over when he revealed a shared love for boy bands. “I asked him if he could name all the Backstreet Boys, and he did.”

The couple married Dec. 16 at St. Hyacinth Basilica in Avondale (3636 W. Wolfram) — where Acevedo’s parents were married 30 years earlier — before a reception for 250 guests at Stan Mansion (2408 N. Kedzie). Black lanterns lined a red-carpet entrance and, inside, glowing candles, white roses and hydrangeas filled the room. “[The venue] is three blocks from where my parents grew up, so it was all kinds of perfect,” Acevedo says. “It was super dramatic, with the architecture at night, the lanterns, the 30-foot French drapes in the ballroom — the whole idea was to have a ‘wow’ factor.”


Photos by Rudy Valentino

It’s in the details

Bride’s gown: Oleg Cassini, David’s Bridal, 2749 N. Elston; Davidsbridal.com

Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka, Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand; Shop.nordstrom.com

Bride’s hair & makeup: Lauren Morgan, Frank Gironda Salon & Spa, 31 Danada Square East, Wheaton, Frankgironda.com; Gia Giovenco Densford, Gia.densford@gmail.com

Groom & groomsmen’s attire: Calvin Klein, Men’s Wearhouse, 535 N. Michigan; Menswearhouse.com

Rings: Daniel Levy Jewelry, 1 W. Superior; Daniellevyjewelry.com

Day-of wedding coordinator: Monica Alegria, Stan Mansion; Monica@stanmansion.com

Floral: bouquet of white hydrangeas, white and ivory roses and white ranunculus, Juliet Tan Floral Design, 220 N. Halsted; Juliettanfloraldesign.com

Decor: Art of Imagination, 1829 S. Halsted; Artofimagination.com

Catering: D’Absolute Events & Catering, 5106 W. Irving Park; Dabsolute.com

Sweets: ice cream sundae bar, Bobtail Ice Cream, 2951 N. Broadway; Bobtailicecream.com

Entertainment: Don Witthoft, Stand and Clap Entertainment; Standandclapdj.com

Invitations: MagnetStreet; Magnetstreet.com


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