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Ann Siegel & Aaron Kaplan

 Aug. 18, 2012 | Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

The couple posing “American Gothic”-style. Ann wore an Augusta Jones dress from Kleinfeld, New York, with shoes and jewelry from The Left Bank. Aaron donned a Baroni tux from Robert Vance Ltd. in Lincolnshire.

Ann’s sister buttoning her lace gown before the ceremony

Ann’s bouquet of baby’s breath and stephanotis flowers was wrapped in lace from her great-great-grandmother’s dress.

Tables, designed by A Stem Above, were peppered with navy table runners, votive candles in mercury glass and flowers in a variety of heights.

The dairy-free chocolate dessert by Cake Sweet Food Chicago

The couple
During a family dinner, Aaron gave Ann a little gift. What she thought was one of her favorite books, Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien, was really a safe with an engagement ring hidden inside.

The details
Clementine Custom Events planned the chic affair in the Crystal Ballroom. The hotel served the couple’s favorite dishes from Mercat a la Planxa (rabbit ragu and butternut squash ravioli).

The party
After completing dance lessons at Come Out Dancing, the couple was ready for their first dance, “The Last First Kiss” by Anberlin.