After five years of dating, Arthur Mertes finally proposed to Anja Ebele at the Lake Point Towers' CITE restaurant because of its fantastic views of the city skyline. Arthur wanted to get married immediately, but Anja persuaded him to wait eight months so that they could have a summer wedding. After teaming up with wedding planner Reddy Pederson of Bliss Weddings, the couple settled on the Lake Forest Academy's Armour House as the site for their wedding because it gave the couple the ability to have a beautiful outdoor ceremony setting, as well as a romantic interior for the reception.
Carolina Herrera, carolinaherrera.com
Ceremony and Reception Site
The Armour House, 847-615-3254, armourhouse.com
Renny Pedersen, Bliss Weddings & Events, 312-927-6090
Rolf's Patisserie, 847-982-9400
Tricia Koning Photography, 773-561-4178