Adam Heller was out to dinner with his girlfriend Danielle Weisberg in June 2014 when the waiter muttered something that made him panic. “[He] said, ‘It’s such a beautiful night — look at all the stars. It’s a great night for a proposal,’ ” Weisberg recounts. “I looked at Adam and he just turned white. He said ‘I love you, but I’m not proposing.’ ” What he really meant was he wasn’t proposing that night, because the next day, Heller, 30, principal at Heller Property Group, got down on bended knee.
For Weisberg, 29, the co-founder and co-CEO of theSkimm, who now lives in New York, getting married in her hometown was paramount. “Chicago is home to me, [so] it was really important that we get married where I grew up,” she says.
For their September 5 nuptials at Bridgeport Art Center’s Skyline Loft (1200 W. 35th), the couple fused their New York and Chicago backgrounds — think Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks-branded Rice Krispie treats and dual skyline invites and programs. “We wanted our wedding to showcase our life together, which meant a merger of a lot of aspects of who we are,” Weisberg says.
A week after saying “I do,” the newlyweds jetted off to New Zealand and Bora Bora for a tropical honeymoon, complete with helicopter rides, horseback riding and lounging on the beach.
Photos by Olivia Leigh Photographie
Bride’s gown: Vera Wang, Mark Ingram Atelier, 110 E. 55th, New York; Markingramatelier.com
Bride’s shoes: Sergio Rossi, Bergdorf Goodman, 754 5th, New York; Bergdorfgoodman.com
Bride’s hair: Erin Ahern, Salon Buzz, 1 E. Delaware; Salonbuzz.com
Groom’s attire: Ralph Lauren, 750 N. Michigan; Ralphlauren.com
Rings: Leslie Berman, 745 5th, New York; Lesliebermaninc.com
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Jenny Yoo; Brideside.com
Wedding planner: Megan Estrada, North Shore Weddings & Events; Northshoreevents.com
Catering: Julie Fitzgerald, Entertaining Company, 1640 W. Walnut; Entertainingcompany.com
Cake: Sweet Mandy B’s, 1208 W. Webster; Sweetmandybs.com
Entertainment: Larry King Orchestra, 400 Central, Northfield; Larrykingorchestra.com
Invitations: Allison Rothman, Spar Partners; Sparpartners.com