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Michigan Avenue - 2016 - Issue 2 - Late Spring - Anna Chlumsky

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photography by Cristina g photography Budding With Love For couples ready to say "I do," chIcago's brIdal scene Is In Full bloom For sprIng. By Gwendolyn Purdom With its flush of rejuve- nating warmth and the promise of new begin- nings, spring is a season exceptionally suited for weddings in the Windy City. "Everyone is just feeling healthier and lighter and springier," says Kelly Cavanaugh of Clementine Custom Events (833 W. Chicago Ave., 773-961-8335; clementinecustom As Chicagoans make their way outside again, Cavanaugh says, embracing the welcome fresh air and sunshine with an outdoor ceremony or cocktail hour—or by bringing the outdoors in—is a must. At the super-sleek Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel (221 N. Columbus Dr., 312-565-5258; aquahotel-chicago), for instance, wedding guests in the Atlantic Ballroom can take in the city's splendor thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows offering an in-the-heart- of-the-city vantage point. And for those less- balmy days, lighter materials and colorful blooms (such as the ever-popular blossom- ing branches) make a similar statement despite cooler temps, Cavanaugh says. Complement spring- time's crisp air with a fresh, clean menu, like the custom iterations sure to satisfy all parties at Park Hyatt Chicago (800 N. Michigan Ave., 312-335-1234; park Think a spread of garden vegetables like spring peas and beans, and cheeses such as Brie and fourme d'Ambert; roasted lamb chops; and strawberry rhubarb pie. After all, as Cavanaugh says, "People want to embrace [the season]." .  163 The essen Tial ChiC ago weddin g guide bridal

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