Ever After: Dena Serpico & Craig McFadyen

By / Weddings / May 24, 2018

For Dena Serpico, 43, and Craig McFadyen, 44, what happened in Vegas led to wedding bells years later.

Then art director for CBS in Chicago, Serpico met McFadyen — director of communications and creative services for CBS Television Marketing in Los Angeles — at a work conference in Las Vegas in 2014. They kept in touch and started dating long-distance in 2016.

McFadyen proposed during a Christmastime carriage ride; and a chance St. Patrick’s Day opening at the Kimpton Gray Hotel (122 W. Monroe) and Holy Name Cathedral (730 N. Wabash) gave them just weeks to plan their celebration.

It all came together with a sophisticated scheme of blush, white and platinum, punctuated with pops of emerald in McFadyen’s clover cufflinks and white fondant cake with green interior. Serpico even managed to book the Shannon Rovers bagpipers on their busiest day of the year. Post-wedding, Serpico made the move to L.A., and now works as principal designer for her own firm, Serpico Design.

Photos by Anna Ginda, Ginda Photography


Bride’s dress: Custom, Mira Couture, 1 E. Delaware; Miracouture.com

Bride’s shoes: Blue satin jewel-buckle pumps, Manolo Blahnik; Manoloblahnik.com

Bride’s accessories: headpiece from Twigs & Honey, Twigsandhoney.com; veil from AlisaBrides, Etsy.com

Bride’s hair: Erin Graham Hair; Eringrahamhair.com

Bride’s makeup: Sharay Facen Makeup & Hair; Sharayfacen.com

Bridesmaids’ dresses: BHLDN, 8 E. Walton; Bhldn.com

Groom’s attire: Suitsupply, 945 N. Rush; Us.suitsupply.com

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

Cake: Green-dyed vanilla cake with chocolate ganache and white fondant, West Town Bakery, 1916 W. Chicago; Westtownbakery.com

Floral: Blush peonies, sweet pea, cream spray roses, dusty miller and eucalyptus bouquets and centerpieces from Flowers by Stem; Flowersbystem.com

Photo booth: ZippyBooth; Zippybooth.com

Video: Blu Couture Wedding Films; Blucouture.com


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