Warm Up With Kayla & Terry’s Spring Wedding Featured In Inside Weddings

November 14, 2018,

Okay Chicago, we hear ya. It’s November, and it. is. cold!! But…instead of focusing on these freezing temps, let’s focus our attention to this GORGEOUS spring wedding at The Drake. Inside Weddings recently featured it and there’s no doubt as to why – it is picture perfect.

Spring Real Wedding with Ivory, Blush & Gold Details in Chicago
““He proposed where we first met and then whisked me away to Banff Springs, Canada where he had a surprise engagement photo shoot planned,” Kayla Mannausa reveals while remembering the special moment when Terry Kruger popped the question. Throughout the five years of their engagement, the lovebirds dedicated six months to planning a sophisticated soirée with assistance from their wedding coordinator and Kayla’s mother.

Since they wanted to exchange vows locally, and reputation was the main decision-making factor for their venue choice, they elected a famous Chicago hotel as the site of their celebration. “We have lived next door to [the hotel] for years and always loved its classic charm,” the bride tells. The evening commenced with a beautiful ceremony officiated by Kayla’s brother-in-law, who is a pastor. More than 200 guests gathered in the luxurious space that showcased subtle, yet elegant, floral arrangements, an aisle runner lined with candles, and a wooden cross at the altar adorned with blooms. “The [room] we got married in is very ornate and rich, so the softer colors made it ultra romantic,” explains the bride. In addition to reciting both personal and traditional vows, the duo loved the performance by Kayla’s sisters. “My two sisters sang ‘I Do’ by Marié Digby during the ceremony, which was super special,” she muses.” See the feature on Inside Weddings HERE.

Kayla + Terry

April 7, 2017

The Team

Event Planning + Coordination

Michelle Durpetti Events


Red + Olive

Floral + Decor

Anthony Gowder


Red + Olive – Peter Gubernat

Reception Venue

The Drake

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