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The Knot Chicago Weddings Magazine

Spring/Summer 2019

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get the look

COVERDress, $3,220, Leanne Marshall at Lovely Bride, LovelyBride.com (Chicago); engagement ring, $2,815 (not including center stone), NoamCarver.com; earrings, $195, AlexisBittar.comCOVERDress, $8,500, TemperleyLondon.com; engagement ring, $3,890 (not including center stone), Tacori.com; earrings, $575, JenniferBehr.com; shoes, $950, JimmyChoo.comCOVERDress, $3,300, Rita Vinieris at Bella Bianca Bridal Couture, BellaBianca.com (Chicago & Oakbrook Terrace), Dimitra’s Bridal Couture, DimitrasBridal.com (Chicago); vest, $1,450, shop similar styles at TSECashmere.com; earrings, $1,000, JacquieAiche.com ■…

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scout’s honor

SCOUT LucaAGE 8BEST P ART OF THE SHOOT“I liked being outside, running toward the camera, dressing up and getting to meet a lot of new people.”SCOUT BrettAGE 7BEST PART OF THE SHOOT“I love being outdoors, so I liked the camping theme of the shoot. It was pretty cool exploring the woods.”SCOUT TylerAGE 9BEST PART OF THE SHOOT“It was fun dressing up as a scout because I’m a Cub Scout in real life. I’ve learned a lot about volunteering.”COVERS AND BOY SCOUTS: CHRIS CRAYMER; ICON: B FARIAS/NOUN PROJECT ■…

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REAL WEDDINGSget inspiredBrowse weddings from across Chicago, including Kelly and Troy’s lush, tree-lined ceremony at the bride’s grandparents’ home in Hinsdale. “I’ve always loved how beautiful the grounds are,” Kelly says. To add a romantic, nature-inspired touch to the event space, the couple wrapped tent poles with fresh greenery and twinkling lights. “I was brought to tears when I saw the reception tent,” Kelly says.BEST OF WEDDINGSReady to assemble your pro squad? Discover the top-rated wedding vendors in your area and find out why couples love them at TheKnot.com/bow.GO LOCALconnect with pros and find tipsGather your dream team of local wedding vendors with the help of our Ultimate Wedding Guides at TheKnot.com/chicago. You can connect with planners, photographers and other vendors by searching by region and price in our local…

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best of instagram

@theknotrealweddingsFind details you can make your own.@ashleypaigephoto@joyofbloomflorals@theknotfashionBrowse gowns, accessories, veils and more to bring your look to life.@theportos@theknotringsGet sparkler inspiration that fits your style, budget and personality.@lesleemitchell@theknotView one-of-a-kind moments, like this heartfelt first look.@maypolestudiosKELLY & TROY: KRISTIN LA VOIE PHOTOGRAPHY; ILLUSTRATION: YING CHANG ■…

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Casual themes, like glamping, are very on trend. (p. 202)I’m all about the idea of a brunch wedding. Cereal and mimosas? Yes, please. (p. 124)If a white dress doesn’t speak to you, find one in a color that does and just go for it. (p. 52)COOPER: SARAH LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY; EMOJI: EMOJIPEDIA; BRIDE AND BOY SCOUTS: CHRIS CRAYMER; BRUNCH COUPLE: JESSICA HUNT PHOTOGRAPHY; COUPLE IN PINK: NERIPHOTO; CEREAL: ISTOCKWhen it comes to weddings today, the rules are simple: There are no rules! You can get married on a campground (p. 202), wear a colorful suit or dress (p. 52), or host a brunch celebration complete with cereal décor and everyone’s fave breakfast bites (p. 124). In other words, the options are truly endless. For all of the brides and grooms out…

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you’re engaged!

NAIL DOWN THE BUDGETEnvision your wedding and decide how much you want to spend (and who else will be contributing).BOOK A VENUESearch for the perfect place to celebrate, keeping budget and guest count in mind. Then set the date.GATHER YOUR CREWAsk your besties to stand by you at the altar and in the months leading up to your day.HIRE YOUR TEAMResearch and book pros—anyone you have to have should be locked in ASAP.BUY THE FORMALWEARShop for your attire and schedule necessary fittings—don’t forget accessories. Decide what your wedding party will wear too.REGISTER & CREATE A WEBSITEStart a wish list and site on The Knot.com. Share the link so guests are in on all the details, like hotel room blocks.PICK YOUR WEDDING PAPERDecide on invites, thank-yous and other stationery. If you…