“Christa and Justin knew they wanted a beautiful wedding put didn't have the time to plan it. They turned to The Pointe and Bobbye Jean Photography to plan an all inclusive style elopement. Christa just gave us her colors she liked, found her dress and showed up with the officiant and we did all the rest.”
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Elopements can be just as beautiful as full-blown weddings and let me just tell you, you better get ready to swoon. With luxury Movado watches worn by the Groom, Groomsman and Bridesmaid (umm hello rose gold watch!) and the sophisticated wedding details throughout this gorgeous day, you are going to want to steal every single idea for your own wedding day.
Set at The Gwen in Chicago, this modern elopement full of sophisticated and luxury details starts at the couple’s suite as they get ready for their big day — together. Wanting to keep wedding tradition there, the bride surprises her groom with the Movado Museum watch, a priceless piece that will bring a lifetime of memories every time he wears it, and they gift beautiful Movado watches to their best friends — the maid of honor and best man.
After the ceremony concludes and they seal their marriage with a kiss, they head to a private rooftop at sunset. And this dreamy ceremony is beyond words, filled with just so much love and so much beauty. And finally, they slip away to The Gwen as they share champagne toasts, a private candlelight dinner and dance the evening away under that stunning two story vaulted staircase.
All of these Movado timepieces are just timeless and they can all be found at Kay Jewelers. Beautiful pieces that can be worn not only for those special occasions in your life (ahem, your wedding day) but can transformed into every day accessories that will make those special memories last a lifetime, every single time you look down at them. Bridesmaid gifts, groomsmen gifts, gifts for the bride or gift ideas for your groom or even your parents, these Movado watches are pieces that are not only gorgeous, but will bring a lifetime of memories.
Event Production: Storyboard Wedding and Lakeshore in Love for Aisle Society | Watches: Movado at Kay Jewelers | Photography: Belen Aquino of Gerber Scarpelli Weddings | Event Planning: Clover Events | Venue: The Gwen Chicago | Floral: The Petal | Hair and Makeup: Bianca Sansosti Artistry | Photography and Videography: Nick Gerber for Gerber Scarpelli Weddings | Wedding Dress: Alyssa Kristin | Tuxedos: Formally Modern | Bridesmaids Dress: Jenny Yoo | Jewelry: Kay Jewelers | Shoes: Badgley Mischka Bride | Models: Braxton Klavins, Diego Astorga, Alyssa Mango, Amanda DeVries
“This music and dance inspired elopement was inspired by our mutual love for the arts. We wanted to focus on the simplicity of an elopement, so we chose to forgo a typical table design. For the location, we chose a discreet section of Montrose Beach in Chicago. The gown worn by the bride was a white lace top paired with a blue-gray tulle skirt and we chose a classic gray suit for the groom. The models are a real life couple as well as dancers/choreographers/actors. Because of this, I was able to photograph them doing some incredible "stunts" like the unforgettable Dirty Dancing move. Additionally, the stationery featured a vintage ballerina stamp and the pink cake included hand painted music notes and ledgers. We also found a cellist to accompany us at the beach.”
This dance-inspired beach elopement will surely fill you up with a whole lot of love.