Ever After: Danielle Rose & Ben Erenberg

By / Weddings / March 23, 2017

When Danielle Rose met Ben Erenberg in winter 2010, it was no more than a friendship. She was seeing someone, and so was he. “We became really good friends really fast,” says Rose, 30, a senior compliance officer at BMO Harris Bank. But by summer, they were both single, and the more time they spent together, the more their friendship turned romantic. “I think we always had feelings for each other, but it was a timing thing,” she says.

Nearly six years after they met, Erenberg, also 30, a portfolio manager at Cagan Management Group, took Rose out to dinner at Sushi Kaya (6026 Dempster, Morton Grove), where they had their first date. “I’m a sauce nut,” Rose laughs. “So he actually had them write out ‘Will you marry me?’ in my favorite sauces.”

Sushi played a part in their wedding at The Drake Hotel (140 E. Walton), too, with passed maki rolls served on an unusually warm 60-degree day in February. “It was crazy — we went to the beach for pictures and there were people playing volleyball,” Rose remembers. “It felt like I had the end-of-summer wedding so many girls want … in February.”

Photos by Rick Aguilar Studios

It’s in the details

Bride’s gown: Sareh Nouri, Bella Bianca Bridal Couture, 12 W. Maple; Bellabianca.com

Wedding dresser: Caroline Shaw, The Wedding Dresser; Theweddingdresser.net

Bride’s hair & makeup: Carla Andreescu, Carlaandreescu@ymail.com; Cynde Hoffman, Cynde’s Cosmetics, 1847 2nd, Highland Park, Cyndescosmetics.com

Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo, Nordstrom, 4937 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie; Shop.nordstrom.com

Groom’s attire: Hugo Boss, Bloomingdale’s, 900 N. Michigan; Shop900.com

Rings: Miller’s Jewelry, 5 S. Wabash, (312) 630-9055

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

Wedding planner: Lynda Rose assisted by Rochelle Baker, Lynda Rose Events, Inc. Northbrook, (847) 828-3757

Catering: Danziger Kosher Catering USA, 3910 W. Devon, Lincolnwood; Danzigerkosher.com

Cake: four-tiered banana cake with Nutella filling and white buttercream frosting

Sweets: Root beer floats, apple pie lollipops, chocolate chip cookies, cake pops, sabayon sauce in shooter glasses and fresh berries drizzled with rum

Decor & floral: bouquet of white roses and stephanotis, Richard Remiard Event Design, 451 N. Paulina; Richardremiard.com

Entertainment: Rendezvous Music, 1718 Sherman, Evanston; Rendezvousmusic.net

Videographer: Don Hankins, VDO Productions; Vdoproduction.com


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