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Purple and Gold Cathedral Wedding

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This gorgeous purple and gold cathedral wedding isn't just eye candy. The bride offers some pretty sage advice on how to survive the chaos of your big day too. Keep scrolling to find out more and don't forget to visit the full gallery to see even more awe inspiring images captured by Olivia Leigh Photographie.

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Schedule for Day Of Mishaps

From the Bride: I honestly wish we had scheduled more time in the morning to get ready. You cannot predict the various mishaps that might occur and you don’t get a do over. I had a large wedding party, which made getting ready a bit of a struggle. Even though we had an early start time I wish we had begun sooner and hired an extra hair / make-up person to keep us on track.

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Drink Less at your Rehearsal Dinner

My head was more cloudy than anticipated when I woke up the next day. After months of avoiding carbs and excess booze I had become, to my surprise, a bit of a lightweight. Fortunately, since it was the day of, I was able to stuff my face with bagels and not worry about fitting into my dress.

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Don't forget to Eat!

Our priest told us horror stories about brides passing out at the altar from low blood sugar. After experiencing the adrenaline rush that comes when walking down the aisle I don’t doubt him for a second. Thanks, again, to my bagel feast, I made it through the ceremony.

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ServiceVendor
Bridesmaid EarringsIlexia Designs
Bridesmaid NecklacesBauble Ba
Cake TopperPrince Whitaker
Gold Votive HoldersEmbelish
Grooms AttireRalph Lauren
Groomsmen AttireMen's Wearhouse
PhotographyOlivia Leigh Photographie
Save the Dates & GuestbookCustom Alexander
StationeryBeacon Lane
Table Number HoldersBella Bride Creations
VenueChicago Cultural Center
VenueRockefeller Memorial Chapel