Ever after: Katie Sarau & Nicholas Epstein

By / Weddings / March 19, 2018

Nick Epstein’s mother knows a good thing when she sees one: She spotted Katie Sarau at a nail salon in May 2014 and thought she was just the woman for her son.

“I wrote my number down [for her] and kind of forgot about it,” says Sarau, 32. “Then Nick called two or three days later. We met for a drink, and he said his mom had been calling every day to ask if he had called me.”

While the couple’s Jan. 6 wedding date was partially based on the availability of their band, Rendezvous (one of Sarau’s favorites), the bride had always dreamed of a winter wedding.

“I have bad allergies eight months out of the year, and I have curly hair naturally so I don’t deal well with humidity,” laughs Sarau, a behavior analyst. The frigid temps didn’t keep their 190 guests from attending the elegant wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago (120 E. Delaware), which blended traditions from Sarau’s Catholic background and Epstein’s Jewish faith.

Photos by Andre LaCour Photography

It’s in the details

Bride’s dress: Vera Wang, 945 N. Rush; Verawang.com

Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo, 114 E Oak; Us.jimmychoo.com

Bride’s hair: Renee Feldman Salon, 1006 N. Clark; Reneefeldmansalon.com

Bride’s makeup: Stella Mikhail; Facebook.com/Stellairbeauty

Bridesmaid’s dresses: Hayley Paige, Bella Bianca Bridal Couture, 12 W. Maple; Bellabianca.com

Groom’s attire: Ralph Lauren Purple Label, 750 N. Michigan; Ralphlauren.com

Groomsmen attire: The Black Tux, 918 W. Armitage; Theblacktux.com

Cake: chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream and hazelnut cake with salted caramel filling, Alliance Bakery, 1736 W. Division; Alliance-bakery.com

Entertainment: Rendezvous Music; Rendezvousmusic.net

Decor and floral: Platinum Events; Enjoyplatinum.com

Photo booth: H.Y.P.E. Productions; Hypeproductionsinc.com


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