University Club of Chicago Spring Wedding

In April of 2020, amidst the uncertainty of the pandemic, Alexandra and Danny reached out to plan their Spring wedding in Cathedral Hall at The University Club of Chicago. Originally set for May 2021, the couple, like many others, had to adapt their plans as the pandemic unfolded. By October, it became evident that a postponement was necessary, and we began looking into dates for 2022.

Despite the challenges, the couple remained steadfast in their vision for a memorable celebration. We helped assemble a team of wedding professionals, including the faulous Becca Kauffman Orchestra and Ann & Kam Photography, to ensure every aspect of their day would be perfect.

Green and white centerpiece at University Club Cathedral Hall
Taylor & Co created these gorgeous centerpieces featuring Lisianthus and Bells of Ireland

Crafting the Perfect Atmosphere for a University Club of Chicago Spring Wedding

Alexandra envisioned a Cathedral Hall wedding with a sophisticated color palette of black, white, green, and gold. We started with the stationery design as this was a priority for our bride. With the help of Allison Banks Designs, a custom wedding crest with monogram was created. The design incorporated meaningful details like a rosette from Sacre Coeur in Paris, where Danny proposed. This crest became a central theme throughout their wedding, adorning everything from stationery to welcome box items.

Golf foil wedding invitation
Custom wedding crest highlights this wedding invitation for Cathedral Hall wedding at The University Club of Chicago

A Warm Welcome

The wedding weekend began with a warm welcome for guests, who were greeted at their hotels with custom welcome boxes. These thoughtfully curated boxes included personalized touches like a green ribbon with the couple’s monogram, favorite snacks, custom labeled water bottles, embroidered baseball hats, and a weekend agenda.

A rehearsal dinner was held at The Women’s Athletic Club of Chicago, followed by a lively welcome party for all guests.

White and geen box with drinks, snacks and baseball cap
Alexandra and Danny’s guest welcome boxes featured some of their favorite snacks, rescue kit and a monogrammed baseball cap

Let the Celebration Begin

On the big day, Alexandra stunned in an A-line wedding dress featuring soft Alencon lace, a V-neck, long sleeves, and a chapel train, custom designed by Sareh Nouri.

After getting ready at The University Club of Chicago, Alexandra and Danny, accompanied by their loved ones, proceeded to the iconic Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago to seal their union in a beautiful ceremony that was officated by a friend of the family.

Wedding Dinner and Dance in Cathedal Hall

Every aspect of the wedding was meticulously planned to mirror the couple’s classic style and personality. From the opulent table settings adorned with exquisite gold trim sourced from Tablescapes and Marquee Event Rentals, to the meticulously embroidered hemstitch napkins with their wedding monogram, each detail was thoughtfully curated to elevate their University Club of Chicago wedding experience.

Derrick Taylor from Taylor & Co Floral Design was entrusted with bringing Alexandra’s floral vision of Cathedral Hall to life. He incorporated hundreds of lisianthus and green Bells of Ireland as a nod to the groom’s Irish heritage, creating stunning arrangements that adorned the venue.

Creating Unforgettable Memories: Your University Club of Chicago Wedding Starts Here!

Are you envisioning your dream wedding at the elegant University Club of Chicago? Let, Lynne Kennedy, Chicago’s only Master Wedding Planner bring your vision to life. Contact us today to start planning your unforgettable celebration.

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Lynne Kennedy is one of 56 Master Wedding Planners in the world and is founder of The Gilded Aisle Weddings, an award-winning luxury wedding planning firm with offices in Chicago, New York, California and Italy. Lynne can be reached at

Green and white floral centerpiece at Cathedral Hall

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