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
IT’S IN THE DETAILS
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 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