Imagine hosting a wedding reception at your high school. Seems odd—unless, like Erin, you went to Saint Ignatius College Prep, where the elegant dining hall has sweeping views of the glittering Chicago skyline. One part nostalgic homecoming, another part autumn elegance, this soirée's glamorous vibe belies its down-to-earth hosts.

A high school transforms into a lavish reception with an autumnal theme

Imagine hosting a wedding reception at your high school. Seems odd—unless, like Erin, you went to Saint Ignatius College Prep, where the elegant dining hall has sweeping views of the glittering Chicago skyline. One part nostalgic homecoming, another part autumn elegance, this soirée's glamorous vibe belies its down-to-earth hosts.

Erin and Brian knew they wanted a picture of the city’s skyline at night. Photographer John Zich made it happen by timing their stroll around the grounds of St. Ignatius precisely at dusk.