This past summer, Factor and Yale were the first couple to get married at the newly-renovated Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson). While the vows were traditional, the ceremony was anything but. Big Blackhawks fans, the couple arranged to have Tommy Hawk (the team’s mascot) surprise guests and hit the dance floor for a few songs. Their 300 guests were also treated to passed desserts like milkshakes with doughnuts, and midnight grilled cheese sliders and hot dogs from a Vienna Beef cart. “It’s really cool having all your friends from different stages of life come together as you’re walking down the aisle, knowing everyone’s there for you,” Factor says.
Photos by Jai Girard Photography
Bride’s gown: Anne Barge Highland, Bella Bianca Chicago, 12 W. Maple; Bellabianca.com
Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo, Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand; Shop.nordstrom.com
Groom attire: Canali, Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand; Shop.nordstrom.com
Rings: custom, Dana Rebecca, 931 N. Michigan; Danarebeccadesigns.com
Wedding planner: Lindsay Stein Cohen, Designer Event Chicago; Lindsay@designereventchicago.com
Cake: Banana and chocolate with nutella, Alliance Bakery, 1736 W. Division; Alliance-bakery.com