Molly and Marc have to be one of the most unabashedly passionate couples I’ve ever met. From the first time we got together for coffee, Molly absolutely lit up when she started talking about Marc–and when I met Marc a few months later, that same glow appeared on his face every time he caught Molly’s eye. Their summer wedding was all about celebrating the two of them–and all the personalization was well worth the effort!
Through a connection at The Hyatt, Molly and the girls got ready to start the day at one of the biggest and most beautiful suites I’ve ever stepped foot in! This place was larger than my apartment. Plenty of room to hang out and relax while Suzy and her crew from Hairspray Revolution prettied them up. Molly’s bridesmaids wore the most adorable off-the-rack dresses with polka dot sequins. How cute is that?
Marc is a very tall and tough-looking guy, so it was really sweet to see him getting quite emotional upon seeing Molly for the first time–especially in view of their bridal party and families!
Despite the heat, the couple took some photos along the Mag Mile. They couldn’t pass up the chance for a photo opp with the glamorous Marilyn, which had been revealed just a month before!
The bridal party headed back to The Hyatt to cool off and get ready for the Ketubah signing. According to Jewish tradition, this is the moment of actual marriage and clearly it was all feeling very real to Molly!
Molly and Marc are HUGE Beatles fans. In fact, they postponed departing for their honeymoon by a day so that they could see Paul McCartney play at Wrigley Field! It was only logical, then, that they chose Beatles tunes to play all the different bridal party members down the aisle. Katherine Andrick String Ensembles did a great job with this out-of-the box request. The most fitting, of course, was When I’m 64 which played while Molly’s parents walked–both of whom were 64 years old!
Their ceremony in the Crystal Ballroom had one of the most stunning backdrops I’ve ever seen–overlooking the Chicago River and Wrigley Building. The folks at The Hyatt told us that many couples choose to close the curtains for the ceremony portion, but I am so glad Molly and Marc decided to let all that gorgeous natural light stream in (and I’m sure Bethany of Maypole Studios was as well!). The chuppah and floral decor were the work of Two Georges Floral.
Once the ceremony was over, the group was ready to party! The ballroom was changed over from ceremony and reception while guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers (including Chicago-style hotdogs and mini Italian Beefs!) in the West Tower lobby. Once everyone was seated for dinner Molly and Marc revealed the surprise of the century. Instead of a traditional first dance, Hilary Barry of Chicago Verge Dance Theatre choreographed a routine for them to Michael Jackson’s Rock With You. They were absolutely amazing and I felt so special being one of the VERY select few who knew what they had planned!
Dancing was high priority for these two, so immediately after their first dance and before dinner began they invited everyone onto the dance floor to party with the unparallelled Maggie Speaks.
During the delicious meal prepared by The Hyatt, Molly and Marc were toasted by various family members. As a sweet treat at the end of the evening, guests were served both wedding cake and Taffy Apples, handmade by the mother of the bride–yum!
As a part of the photo package, Maypole Studios provided a photobooth setup with props and a guest book. All of Molly and Marc’s friends had a blast playing around with the different hats, moustaches, and other costumes resulting in some AMAZING photos!
The whole evening was filled with so much love and joy, I really felt lucky to have been a part of it! I think I’ll end with this amazing short film by Jeremy of 3 line 9 productions which truly captures the essence of Molly and Marc’s amazing day.
Molly and Marc’s wedding was also featured on A City Wedding! Check that out below: