While the engagement of Annie McCloy, 28, and Chris Lashmet, 29, was thoroughly Chicago, with a proposal at the Lyric Opera House and dessert and bubbly at Blackbird, they headed to McCloy’s hometown of Cincinnati to marry.
After a Catholic ceremony at St. Dominic Church, they celebrated with an alfresco reception at French Park, where the sweltering 95-degree heat didn’t keep guests from packing the dance floor. McCloy wore a high-necked lace gown with a dramatic silk organza overskirt that she shed for the reception, and her 1.5-carat emerald engagement ring inspired the decor of lush greenery and emerald up-lighting.
Their Colombia honeymoon included a stay at an intimate B&B in mountainous Quimbaya and a yoga retreat in coastal Santa Marta. They live in Lincoln Park with their dog Kingston, named after the late-night blues club where they first met, Kingston Mines (2548 N. Halsted).
Photos by Kortnee Kate Photography