In the fall of 2012, Nicole Nisson was newly single and in need of a change. “I had really long, dark hair and I never touched it,” she says, so she booked an appointment at Zazú Salon & Day Spa (64 E. Walton) for a fresh cut. When she walked in, Michael Segretto, the owner, was behind the front desk, and they got to talking. “After I was done, we decided to get a bite to eat at RL, and we just clicked instantly.”
They shared a banana split, a staple order on every date they had over the next five years, before creating their own take on the dessert at their spring wedding.
The nuptials were filled with personal touches: Nisson’s parents were married at the same venue at The Drake Hotel (140 E. Walton) in 1984, and the bride carried cascading white orchids like her mom had.
When it came to planning the first dance, Segretto was all nerves. “He cannot dance, so he was really [anxious],” Nisson says. To prepare, the two took a class at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (212 Burr Ridge, Burr Ridge), and showed off their moves with a dramatic tango in front of 250 guests. “It wasn’t for anyone else,” she says. “It was for [us].”
Photos by Carasco Photography
Bride’s gown: Vera Wang, 945 N. Rush; Verawang.com
Bride’s jewelry & rings: Edward Simonian Inc., 8 S. Michigan; Edwardsimonian.com
Groom’s attire: Frederick Lynn Haberdasshere, 9 E. Huron; Fredericklynn.com
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Hayley Paige Occasions; Jlmcouture.com
Groomsmen’s attire: Black Tie Formalwear, 2657 N. Clybourn; Blacktietuxes.com
Wedding planner, decor & floral: Kesh Luxury Group; Keshluxurygroup.com
Cake: lemon cake with raspberry buttercream and double chocolate with peanut butter and salted caramel buttercream, Elysia Root Cakes, 1939 W. Fulton; Elysiarootcakes.com
Entertainment: Larry King Orchestra, 400 Central, Northfield; Larrykingorchestra.com
Invitations: Gourmet Invitations; Gourmetinvitations.com