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Erin Brennan & Joseph Bartucci

June 28, 2014 | Ceremony: St. Clement Catholic Church | Reception: Salvatore’s

A coffee shop encounter kicked off this couple’s whirlwind romance. 

Erin’s intricately beaded ivory Jenny Packham gown added to the occasion’s art deco flair.

Erin’s bridesmaids donned metallic drop-waist shifts from Adrianna Papell.

Blush roses and floating votives of varying sizes set the reception aglow.

Lincoln Park’s Salvatore’s played host to the art deco-infused affair.

THE COUPLE
On a night out with girlfriends, Erin was crossing the street as Joseph was driving by; he recognized her as the cute girl that worked at his local coffee shop. The very next day, Joseph showed up at the shop with every intention of winning Erin’s heart. He succeeded, and not long after, he proposed during a romantic February weekend in 2013.

THE DETAILS
The couple settled on a summer wedding with an art deco twist, enlisting Stemline Creative to bring in seasonal flowers like hydrangeas, roses and lilies to go with their light, fresh color palette. Following a traditional Catholic ceremony at St. Clement, the party moved over to Salvatore’s to celebrate.

THE PARTY
Guests enjoyed an Italian sweets table stocked with favorites like mini cannolis and tiramisu, and made memories in a roaring ‘20s-themed photo booth. Style Matters DJs spun lively tunes during the unforgettable evening. To continue the Mediterranean theme the couple headed for Athens and Santorini—breaking up the long trip with a stop in London!

WHAT WE LEARNED
“Try to tackle your checklist one step at a time. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with all the decisions that need to be made,” says Erin.

WEDDING RESOURCES
Photographer Thomas Slack 
Videographer Emilio Morrone
Rings John Buechner
Invitations Aerialist Press
Cake Oak Mill Bakery
Bride’s Gown Jenny Packham, Ultimate Bride
Bride’s Shoes Jimmy Choo
Bride’s Jewelry Randolph Street Market 
Hair & Makeup Nicole Evola, Christine Khasho
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Adrianna Papell
Groom’s Tuxedo Formally Modern Tuxedo
Music Spencer Lokken, Style Matters DJs
Flowers & Decor Stemline Creative 
Photo Booth Memento