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.

A long-awaited wedding takes place with garden elegance and charm

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.

Anja wore an ensemble worthy of a romantic setting: a strapless, silk, A-line Carolina Herrera gown, topped with a champagne-colored silk taffeta wrap.

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