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Mattie Prodanovic & Colin Pahl

September 4, 2016 | Chicago History Museum

Mattie and Colin steal a moment before their elegant nuptials at the Chicago History Museum.

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The wedding party stunned in navy dresses by Hayley Paige.

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The aisle was flanked by two towering arrangements of blue and green blooms.

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The Flower Firm created voluminous centerpieces of blue roses and hydrangeas with cymbidium orchids.

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 Elysia Root Cakes created a minimal square tiered confection with cascading florals.

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Waking up to a full-fledged blizzard was a far cry from the peaceful ski retreat Mattie Prodanovic and Colin Pahl had envisioned for their annual trip to Aspen, Colo. Determined to uphold tradition, however, Colin convinced Mattie to take on Highlands—their favorite mountain. The couple spent the morning battling the white wall of snow until their final run, when Colin pulled Mattie aside and took a knee. He had to ask twice before his bride-to-be’s confusion turned into a bright and beaming “yes!”

A year and a half later, the couple said “I do” during an elegant ceremony officiated by Colin’s aunt. Stunning the crowd, Mattie walked down the aisle in a Peter Langner dress and an Alhambra Van Cleef & Arpels bracelet.

In the grandeur of the Chicago History Museum, family and friends danced the night away to live tunes by Al Sofia. Upon the couple’s request, Mattie’s friend from college performed her parents’ song: “The Longest Time” by Billy Joel. After the wedding, the couple took a relaxing trip to Santa Fe, N.M., and will continue the romance with a honeymoon to Spain in the spring.

Chicago History Museum
Planner Hope Weis 
Flowers The Flower Firm 
Bride’s Gown Peter Langner, Ultimate Bride
Bride’s Shoes L.K. Bennett
Bride’s Jewelry Van Cleef & Arpels 
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Hayley Paige Occasions, Bella Bridesmaids
Groom’s Suit Suitsupply 
Catering Food for Thought
Cake Elysia Root Cakes
Music Al Sofia
Linen BBJ Linen
Hair & Makeup Renee Feldman