We love this featured wedding from photographer Robyn Lindemann, owner of Robyn Rachel Photography in Chicago. The wedding took place at the Standard Club in Chicago and was a beautiful, sophisticated, and sleek affair planned by Reva Nathan with stunning décor by Ronsley Special Events {Heffernan Morgan}. Their story is told by the bride ¦

The Couple
"He proposed in front of my family's house in St. Louis, Missouri with a beautiful diamond followed by a whole bunch of other surprises (an engagement dinner, flowers, and pre-wedding gifts). We met in college at my first sorority party and I waited for an engagement for 5 years!"

The Details
"We chose the Standard Club because of the venue's gorgeous baccarat chandeliers and wood floors, traditional elegance¦ so I thought it would be "edgy" to combine this look with a very sophisticated, sleek look to highlight the contrast. It worked! We had different looks on the tables, utilizing Lucite arcs and orchids and Lucite candelabras draped with sheer oversized lamp shades with orchids in plexi trays on the bottom. In the ceremony we had candles with orchids cascading from the tops. The room was a vision of white with blueish lighting and was a magnificent sight to see and worked perfectly with my ivory Vera Wang gown."

The Party
"As I love event planning and all of the details, I wanted three different looks. So I chose a garden themed event for the rehearsal dinner (Carmichael's Steakhouse), the Standard Club ballroom for its chic and simplicity, but continued the after party with a University of Wisconsin theme complete with a transformation of a room into a replica of our favorite drinking establishment in Madison, Wisconsin. The "Klupchak Klub" had all of our college favorites: fish bowls (a drink in an actual fish bowl filled with colored vodka), a Wisconsin menu consisting of cheese curds, brats, pizza, Wisconsin beers, and a 3D Bucky Badger (the school's mascot) groomsman's cake. Our guests partied with karaoke until the wee hours of the morning!"

Bride: Melissa Amy Brown
Groom: Maximilian Paul Klupchak (Max)
Wedding Date: June 16, 2012
Ceremony/Reception location: The Standard Club
Florist: Ronsley Special Events
Wedding Planner: Reva Nathan
Wedding Gown: Vera Wang
Band: Colby Beserra and the Party Faithful
Cake: Tipsy Cake, Chicago
Photographer: Robyn Rachel Photography
Lighting: Frost