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Elizabeth Baldwin & Michael Axelrod

After their ceremony at  Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago, guests showered the couple with white rose petals. XA, The Experiential Agency handled the florals and coordination.

Mackenzie, Michael’s adorable goddaughter, had the all-important job of flower girl on
the big day.

The bride’s radiant-cut diamond engagement ring from Steve Quick Jeweler and Michael’s band by Gravure Commitment

Elizabeth belted her strapless Allure Bridal gown from House of Brides Couture.

Why We Love It
What’s not to love about a good old-fashioned Chicago wedding? West Loop couple Michael (whose father is political consultant David Axelrod) and Elizabeth tied the knot traditional-style. 

The Venue
After a piano- and saxophone-serenaded cocktail reception at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, the couple’s 165 guests moved to the Murphy Auditorium for dinner, catered by Phil Stefani Signature Events, and dancing.

The Details
The reception boasted a tequila bar featuring three expressions of Herradura tequila, a cigar lounge with custom-rolled Carlos Fuente cigars and a ShutterBox photo booth.