Drake Hotel Chicago Wedding

Cassandra + Samir’s Drake Hotel wedding started was such a celebration. When Cassandra first spotted Samir in her building, she immediately set her sights on getting to know him. The problem was, she had no idea who he was. With the help of her doorman, she tracked him down and asked him out. 

“He knows what he wants and he’s going to go right after it. What I really like is that Cassie has this exact same quality about her.”

 

 

 

“Cassie wanted to wrestle! She wrestled the boys for at least a year or more and lost a lot. But every time she lost, she gained something.”

Getting ready in the Princess Diana suite, Cassandra was every bit the princess. Looking at beautiful Cassandra in her ball gown and stunning tiara, you’d never guess that she was on the boys wrestling team in high school! I love when people surprise you and never in a million years would I have pictured this dainty lady on the wrestling team. 

Drake Hotel Wedding
Holy Name Cathedral Wedding
Holy Name Cathedral Wedding
Holy Name Cathedral Wedding

 

 

With most of Samir’s family traveling from Dubai, they had to throw a killer welcome party. Cruising down the Chicago river was the perfect way to show their guests how awesome the city is. Of course Cassandra looked stunning in a sparkling pink dress and tiara. 

 

Drake Hotel Wedding
Drake Hotel Wedding
Drake Hotel Wedding
Drake Hotel Wedding, Zaffe Band
Drake Hotel Wedding
Drake Hotel Wedding

 

As a tribute to Samir’s Lebanese background, the couple had arranged for a zaffe band to greet them after the ceremony and play them into the reception. There was so much excitement and energy as the band played! Even guests at the Drake Hotel got into the fun. 

Guests enjoyed an elaborate dinner, delightful toasts and a big performance from the zaffe band. Cassandra had just one more surprise for her handsome hubby. Before their first dance, she changed into another gorgeous dress. And she looked beautiful! Congratulations, Cassandra + Samir for planning an unforgettable Drake Hotel wedding celebration!

 

Ceremony – Holy Name Cathedral
Reception – The Drake Hotel Chicago
Hair/Makeup – We Only Do Pretty
Florals – Dee’s Flowers
Music/Entertainment – Ya! Premiere DJ’s

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