Ever After: Alexandra Moresco & Daniel James McKerr

By / Weddings / November 22, 2017

When Alexandra Moresco was planning her destination wedding in Utah, it seemed like she stumbled on her biggest decisions by chance. Take her engagement ring: She and her fiance, 27-year-old Chicago Booth MBA student Daniel James McKerr, were at Tiffany & Co. (730 N. Michigan), when a salesperson showed them a picture of a custom pear-shaped aquamarine ring made for another customer. The sale had fallen through, and the ring was up for purchase, so they jumped on it. Or her wedding dress: “I knew I didn’t want a white dress — I originally wanted a pink or grey [one] and couldn’t find that anywhere,” says the 24-year-old publicist. “We went to Vera Wang, and they ended up bringing in a sample from New York and I fell in love with it.” Much like the bride herself, the wine-colored chiffon gown was anything but traditional.

Moresco’s uncle married the couple Sept. 9 in an intimate ceremony overlooking the mountains at The St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City, a favorite vacation spot. Later, their 60 guests gathered on the hotel’s outdoor terrace, where they snacked on tuna tartare and tomato soup with grilled cheese before dinner. “We seated everyone in one long table so they could hang out,” says the bride. “Our goal was to bring everyone together, eat good food and drink good wine.”

Photos by Pepper Nix

It’s in the details

Bride’s gown: Vera Wang, 945 N. Rush; Verawang.com

Bride’s hair & makeup: Vivian Makeup Artist; Vivianmakeupartist.com

Bride’s shoes: Aquazzura, Net-a-Porter; Netaporter.com

Groom’s attire: custom, Tom James Company, 30 N. LaSalle; Tomjames.com

Rings: engagement ring, Tiffany & Co., 730 N. Michigan, Tiffany.com; bands, Cartier, 630 N. Michigan, Cartier.com

Wedding planner: Mara Marian, Fuse Weddings; Fuseweddingsandevents.com

Cake: buttercream and red velvet cake

Floral: bouquet of garden roses and greens, Artisan Bloom; Artisanbloom.com

Invitations: custom, All She Wrote, 825 W. Armitage; Allshewrote.com


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