Many newlyweds talk of when Cupid first hit them, but for Katie Cihak and Jimmy Urso, love arrows took the form of laser beams during a laser tag party in high school. Years later Katie was with Jimmy at her parents’ house when he briefly left the room only to come back with a proposal and a ring. “The first thing I asked was if he had permission from my father,” said Katie. Luckily, he was in the next room.
The couple hired the Elizabeth Wray Design team, who helped with everything in the planning process, even assisting Katie’s mother in throwing the perfect bridal shower. The team designed a personalized logo for Katie and Jimmy, which was used cohesively on all the paper materials and party favors. Bright colors such as raspberry and hot pink (as well as contrasting dark greys) were incorporated into details such as the bridesmaids’ bouquets and floral arrangements. This included three types of centerpieces in varying glass vases, which were uplit and surrounded by candlesticks and votives. Katie and Jimmy made their special day as much about their relationship as it was about celebrating family. Katie’s favorite memory of the day was presenting her parents with a mini replica of their wedding cake for their well-timed 30th anniversary and dancing with her husband to her parent’s first dance song from years ago. “I had kept this a secret from them and was so happy to finally see the surprise and happiness in their faces.”
St. Peter Catholic Church of Geneva, IL
Laurie Peacock Photography
Father Mike Chernetzki
Elizabeth Wray Design
Priscilla of Boston
Xentrik Hair Salon
Invitations by Design
Toni Patisserie & Café
This Real ChicagoStyle Wedding was featured in our 2013/2014 issue! See it on pages 268-269, "A Family Celebration".