On Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Erica and Anthony were married in a beautiful ceremony at the Kimpton Gray Hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Close friends and family witnessed the couple say, “I do” and celebrated with them over a delicious dinner and countless dances on the dance floor.
Erica and Anthony met through a mutual friend at a party. Erica and Anthony said the conversation was easy and natural from the beginning and exchanged numbers that night. Erica was hesitant to start a relationship with Anthony. She had been diagnosed with stiff persons syndrome, for which there is currently no cure, and was unsure how to tell Anthony. Anthony knew she was hiding something and when he found out what it was he dedicated himself to knowing all he could about the syndrome. Erica continues to have good days and bad days but calls Anthony her super hero. The couple enjoys taking walks on the lake front and going on dinner dates. Anthony proposed in the fall of 2016 and Erica said yes.
Debi Lilly and the Perfect Event team made Erica’s purple spring bling vision come to life with shades of purple and bouquets featuring tulips. Erica’s daughter served as Maid of Honor and participated in the unity ceremony, a visual representation of uniting as one family. The couple had smiles lasted the entire celebration as they cut their cake and shared dances with guests on the dance floor.
Thank you, Erica and Anthony, for sharing your love story with Wish Upon a Wedding and for allowing us to be a part of your special day. We are honored.
A special thank you to our amazing Wish Granters for helping to make this wedding day wonderful:
Planner: Debi Lilly of A Perfect Event
Venue: The Kimpton Gray Hotel
Catering: The Kimpton Gray Hotel
Beauty: Christopher Conner
Cake: Toni Patisserie
Ceremony Music: Larry King Orchestra
Entertainment DJ: Fig Weddings
Florist: Debi Lilly of A Perfect Event
Invitations: Stationary Bliss
Linen: Nuage Designs
Officiant: Rev. Jim Rehnberg
Photography: Gerber + Scarpelli Photography
Videography: Fig Weddings