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Kate Riordan & Evan Elsner

February 8, 2014 | Chicago Cultural Center

The couple was all smiles in their big-day looks: Kate’s fun, sparkly gown and Evan’s dapper tux by Formally Modern Tuxedo.

The Couple
Lawyers Kate and Evan met during their first year of law school. Evan had one of their favorite restaurants play “The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)” by Flight of the Conchords while he proposed.

The Details
The couple used the Harry Potter series as wedding-day inspiration. “We’re big fans and didn’t care if people thought it was nerdy,” Kate says. From cocktails named after potions to tables named after places from the books, they pulled it off.

The Party
As a nod to the bride’s heritage, Irish band The Chancey Brothers kept the cocktail reception lively.