Ever After: Felice Watts & Michael Schur

By / Weddings / February 18, 2016

Though Felice Watts and Michael Schur sparked instantly after meeting on a blind date in 2013, they really knew they were meant to be when they bought their petite goldendoodle, Freddie. “After raising a puppy together from the 42nd floor of a high-rise, we knew we were ready to take the plunge,” laughs Schur, 32, project architect at Perkins Eastman.

Setting the date of the wedding proved to be no problem — “we were really in love with the idea of having our wedding on New Year’s Eve, the best day of the year,” the bride says — and picking the venue was also an easy choice. “We fell in love with the Four Seasons [Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware],” says Watts, 34, associate director of the judicial division at the American Bar Association. So, on December 31, the couple said “I do” before counting down the New Year surrounded by 260 friends and family.

Thanks to a few dance lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Center Chicago (116 W. Illinois), the newlyweds had all the right moves on the dance floor. “We surprised everyone by morphing into Michael Jackson’s ‘The Way You Make Me Feel,’ ” Watts says. “Mike even wore a glove and hat and there was some moonwalking involved.”


Photos by Kenny Nakai

It’s in the details

Bride’s gown: Monique Lhuillier, Ultimate Bride Chicago, 106 E. Oak; Ultimatebride.com

Bride’s shoes: James Ciccotti Bridal Shoes & Accessories, 2545 N. Clark; Jamesciccotti.com

Bride’s hair & makeup: Aaron Scott, Charles Ifergan, 106 E. Oak, Charlesifergan.com; Stella Mikhail, Bestmakeupartistchicago.com

Bride’s earrings: BHLDN, 8 E. Walton; Bhldn.com

Groom’s attire: Frederick Lynn Custom Suits & Haberdasshere, 9 E. Huron; Fredericklynn.com

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Monique Lhuillier, Bella Bridesmaids, 1 E. Delaware; Bellabridesmaids.com

Rings: DNR Diamonds, 5 S. Wabash; Dnrdiamonds.com

Wedding planner: Hope Weis, Hope Weis Consulting; Hopeweisconsulting.com

Cake: Alliance Bakery, 1736 W. Division; Alliance-bakery.com

Sweets: Cake pops, mini milkshakes, fruit kabobs and Italian ice from Luigi’s Real Italian Ice (Luigis.com)

Lighting: Frost Chicago, 1381 N. North Branch; Frostchicago.com

Florist: The Flower Firm, 451 N. Wood; Flowerfirm.com

Entertainment: Rendezvous Music; Rendezvousmusic.net

Videographer: Xpress Video Productions, 3346 Commercial, Northbrook; Xpressvideoproductions.com

Invitations: Elizabeth Grace, 2438 N. Clark; Elizabethgrace.com


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