Jessica and Dimitry wed in a Russian-Jewish wedding on March 22, 2013 in the Chicago suburbs. Known for hosting authentic European-style weddings, the couple celebrated at La Mirage Banquets with dinner, dancing, toasts, and singing. We are so happy Michael Novo Photography was there to capture this unforgettable night.
It’s pretty easy to see why the bride’s favorite wedding memory was Dimitry seeing her in this beautiful wedding gown for the first time. Her diamond headpiece and drop earrings brought out her bridal sparkle, and the red rose bouquet was a sophisticated explosion of color.
They met their photographer at the nearby Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel to capture these indoor pictures; spending a few hours together helped loosen up the couples and rid those stressful pre-wedding jitters.
Jewish Wedding Ceremony & Chuppah
From the floating flower vases to the black and red card box, guests were privy to the couple’s chosen theme immediately upon arrival.The couple honored their Jewish roots throughout the ceremony. Here Dimitry ceremoniously breaks glass following the exchange of vows.
The entire hall got involved when Jessica and Dimitry played “The Shoe Game”; evoking fun and familiarity among guests, the bride and groom hold one each of their shoes and raise the respective footwear in response to questions about themselves. The couple and their guests laughed when their answers didn’t match up; questions like “Who is the better driver?” saw good-natured debates between the newlyweds.
Like most European weddings, this elegantly designed black and white cake was served at the end of the evening instead of immediately following dinner, as done during traditional American receptions. A yellow pop of color gave the dessert style without overwhelming the party’s classically-themed décor.