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.

"I wanted our guests to feel like they were at a lavish event, like a Hollywood Oscar party," says the bride.