Wedding Bliss and the Romance of Food

Chicago Wedding Planner Hope Weis shared this exquisite wedding with us this week. This intimate wedding of 70 was treated to an evening of fine dining and fine wines. It was important to bride and groom Lisa Miller & Jim Knight that they create an evening similar to dining at one of their favorite restaurants in Chicago – Spiaggia. Regarded internationally as an influential culinary force, Chef Tony Mantuano’s Spiaggia is the only four-star Italian restaurant in Chicago.

A six course Degustazione Menu was prepared by Chef Montuano with wine pairings by wine expert Cathy Montuano. Beautifully appointed tables & furniture groupings were created by another one of strictlyweddings.com Chicago partners, Heffernan Morgan Designs. Guests dined and danced to the Don Cagen Orchestra on the Terrace of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, while overlooking the beautiful city and Millennium  Park.

Couple: Lisa Miller & Jim Knight
Wedding Planner: Hope Weis Consulting
Band: Don Cagen Orchestra
Floral & Event Design: Heffernan Morgan (John Hensel)
Chef/Partner Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia
Wine Expert: Cathy Mantuano
Photography: KingenSmith
Cake: Take the Cake
Save the Dates, Invitations, Menus: Hannah Handmade
Place Cards: Elizabeth Grace
Rolls Royce: Classic Chassis
Dress: Oscar de la Renta
Locations: University of Chicago, Bond Chapel
The Modern Wing of The Art Institute of Chicago

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  1. What a pretty wedding! Sure would have loved to been a guest at this wedding. Heard Spiaggia’s is wonderful-some treat-having the Chef there for your reception….congratulations!

  2. Yes, I needed to be a guest at this wedding! I tell all my Brides to visit this site for inspiration, and some of the most upscale weddings I have seen. The decor, and the Photography are just faboosh!!

  3. This is lovely and I am sure Hope put her heart and sole into this, and it shows…Happy couple-look amazing!!!