Wedding Dress
Alice Padrul, alicepadrul.com

Bridesmaid Dresses
J. Crew, jcrew.com

Invitations
Clementine Ink, clementineink.com

Music
Chicago Cubs Dixieland Band, dixieswing.com
Larry King Orchestra, larrykingorchestra.com

Cake
Botanicals, botanicalschicago.com

Photographer
Gerber + Scarpelli Weddings, gerberscarpelliweddings.com

A seasoned wedding pro and her longtime love host a chic fête that mixes bold colors with preppy-yet-refined details.

Wedding Dress
Alice Padrul, alicepadrul.com

Bridesmaid Dresses
J. Crew, jcrew.com

Invitations
Clementine Ink, clementineink.com

Music
Chicago Cubs Dixieland Band, dixieswing.com
Larry King Orchestra, larrykingorchestra.com

Cake
Botanicals, botanicalschicago.com

Photographer
Gerber + Scarpelli Weddings, gerberscarpelliweddings.com

For Kara and Joel, choosing a wedding venue was a bit of a conundrum because the bride, a Chicago-based wedding planner and floral designer, had worked at most of the venues in town. "I was worried I'd feel like I was working on my own wedding day," says Kara. However, the country club in Clarendon Hills, which she visited with her family while growing up, felt just right.

The custom-designed bridal gown by Alice Padrul featured tiny chiffon blossoms—perfect for the flower-loving girl I am," says Kara, who carried a lily of the valley bouquet.

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