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Vintage Glam

Stylist and designer Genna Katz dishes on her romantic-meets-vintage wedding-day details.

SWEET BEGINNINGS  
Genna Katz poses at Mindy’s Hot Chocolate, the site of her first date with fiancé Cory Friedman—and where he proposed!

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THE FLORALS
A mix of dark red flowers will make for a sophisticated and dramatic bridal bouquet—the bridesmaids will carry white flowers to add a contrasting pop. Bouquet, $200, Color & Company

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THE JEWELRY
While she has yet to select her accessories, both dramatic earrings and a heart-shaped necklace are in the running. This option is from Tiffany & Co., but Katz has one from her grandmother, with “a vintage feel to it.” Enchant large heart pendant with diamonds, $4,200

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THE MAKEUP
Despite the fact that she’s a self-proclaimed makeup minimalist, the bride-to-be is contemplating a dark red lip for her wintry wedding. Audacious lipstick in Jeanne, $32, NARS

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THE DRINKS
“We love martinis, so we’re thinking about doing a martini bar in lieu of a signature drink,” Katz tells us. The classy cocktail, like this example from Boka, will tie in perfectly with the 1920s feel of the evening. On the Shores martini, $12

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THE FLOWER GIRLS
In a fun twist on tradition, three of Katz’s (grown-up) girlfriends will walk down the aisle as flower girls. They’ll wear gold dresses (shorter versions of the bridesmaids’ attire) and flower crowns, like this one from Crowns By Christy. Custom fresh flower crown, price upon request

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As a stylist and designer at bespoke suit shop Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors, Genna Katz has a keen eye for aesthetics. For her New Year’s Eve nuptials at Evanston’s Hilton Orrington, she’ll rely on this distinct sense of style to create an elegant affair defined by a notably vintage feel. With six months until the big day, the bride-to-be filled us in on all the glamorous elements she has planned.