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Danielle Sonni & Struan Robertson

May 23, 2015 | Ceremony & Reception: Venue SIX10 

Danielle and Struan celebrated their love with a beautiful springtime wedding designed and planned by Christine Janda.

 

The bridal party shows off their bouquets, a colorful mixture of peonies, dahlias, roses, ranunculus and anemones.

 

The couple’s wedding bands—his rose gold, hers platinum with round brilliant diamonds—were purchased at SA Gems on Jewelers Row.

 

Sweet Mandy B’s created a pretty floral-adorned cake.

 

Christine Janda carried the couple’s plum-and-maroon theme through the tablescapes. 

THE COUPLE
After a Memorial Day spent boating with friends, Danielle Sonni and Struan Robertson met by chance at Diversey Harbor. Two years later, again on Memorial Day, the couple stopped by their newly purchased condo to check in on the renovation and have a glass of bubbly. When Danielle opened the cabinet, a Champagne glass wasn’t the only thing she found—a small box containing a breathtaking ring was waiting for her. Struan got down on one knee, professed his love and described how their new home would be one of the many firsts as they start their lives together.

THE DETAILS
It was only right that the couple keep the tradition going; exactly one year later on Memorial Day, Danielle and Struan tied the knot. Guests traveling from over 30 cities, nine countries and five continents convened for a romantic candlelit ceremony at Venue SIX10 with sweeping views of the lakefront.

THE PARTY
Wedding planner Christine Janda transformed the sleek space to reflect the couple’s clean and modern style with deep plums, maroons and reds paired with soft, natural greenery. As the party carried on, guests feasted on fare catered by Wolfgang Puck, including a decadent bananas Foster dessert. The newlyweds ventured to Italy and Greece for their honeymoon, indulging in the ultimate mix of luxury and relaxation.

WHAT WE LEARNED
“The wedding is more than just ‘the big day’—make sure to truly enjoy the engagement period and all of the special celebrations leading up to the wedding,” says Danielle.

WEDDING RESOURCES
Venue Venue SIX10
Planner Christine Janda Design & Events
Flowers & Decor Christine Janda Design & Events
Bride’s Gown Tara Keely, Macy’s
Groom’s Tux Balani Custom Clothiers
Invites LBrown Design & Paperie
Catering Wolfgang Puck
Cake Sweet Mandy B’s
Music Ceremony: Chitarra; Reception: DJ Aaron Thompson
Videographer TriState Films
Linens BBJ Linen
Hair & Makeup Hair: Ramsay Marston; Makeup: Jeannie Giannone