Rachel + Dan Create History

Rachel and Dan created their own history this last May when they exchanged vows at the Chicago History Museum. Rachel stunned in a Valentini Spose gown made from their signature silk Mikado. The structure of her column gown and architecture of the peplum played well into the design and architecture of the venue. Rachel in her gorgeous, Italian-made, silk gown exuded a timeless elegance with a subtle sexy slit and pop of a flirty bow. Not many brides can encompass different styles into one look., but Rachel did it effortlessly.

“Out of all the bridal salons I visited, Dimitra’s consultants understood my vision the most, and then raised the bar with the options they pulled for me! I was looking for a dress that was timeless, had clean lines but something architecturally interesting. The designer, Valentini Spose, had a trunk show that weekend, and it was a perfect match! When I put on this dress, I knew it was made for me. The girls at Dimitra’s were so supportive and made me feel like a million bucks. Beyond saying yes to the dress, they really listened to me throughout the alteration process. Their team guided me to tailor the dress looking the most fitted possible while still being flexible and comfortable enough for me to make it through the big day!” Real Bride Rachel Perzek

Thank you, Rachel! You were a dream to work with!

Photography: Christina G Photo @Christinagphoto

Wedding Planner: @karasuperfine

Venue: @chicagomuseumevents

Floral & Decor: hmrdesigns

Hair: @silvermoonsalon

Makeup: @rarebirdbeauties

Brittany Glows in Tony Ward

It does not get much better than Real Bride Brittany Kottler glowing in Tony Ward. Her smile, while wearing the “Lucie” gown, is brighter than Chicago’s city lights. Tony Ward’s signature aesthetic of sculptural gowns while playing with boundaries of light and transparency is nothing short of perfection on Brittany. The long lines of the gown compliment Brittany’s height and figure while the slight sparkle appliques add just enough glamour.

“Thank you all again for making my wedding dress dreams come true! This dress was truly beyond my wildest dreams and your team and salon are just the best. I still cannot get over how incredible this dress was and don’t think I ever will!” Real Bride Brittany

Thank you, Brittany, we loved working with you!

Tony Ward, Lucie Gown


Photography: @nakaiphotography

Planner: @greateventschicago 

Decor: @stemlinecreative

Venue: @interconchicago

Band: @goldcoastallstars

Lighting: @eleganteventlighting

Video: @xpressvideoproductions

Makeup: @meghanmakeupchicago

Hair: @taylor_reese_salon

Tux: @blvdier

Tori is Stunning in Lee Petra Grebenau

Real Dimitra’s Bride, Tori, is nothing short of stunning in her “Echo” gown by Lee Petra Grebenau. LPG is an Israeli designer who excels in creating feminine and soft gowns with a subtly sexy twist. The designers unique aesthetic shined through on Tori. The curves of the gown and floral appliques allowed for Tori to be the perfect mix of the classic and modern bride.

Photography: Amanda Miller | Destination Wedding Photographer

IG: @AmandaMegMiller