Hi family and friends! How excited are you for Kristina & Kevin’s big weekend?
We want to make sure you’re as prepared as possible so please take a look through this page to learn all you need to know going into the wedding day.
Rehearsal Dinner: The Swift & Sons Tavern Wrigleyville
3600 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613
Wedding Ceremony & Reception: Ovation Chicago
2324 W. Fulton Street, Chicago, IL 60612
Bride & Groom Prep Location: Gwen Hotel
521 N Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
Friday, November 18
|3:00pm||Check in available at the Gwen Hotel|
|4:00pm-6:00pm||Wedding rehearsal & Korean Ceremony at Ovation|
|6:30pm||Rehearsal dinner at The Swift & Sons Tavern Wrigleyville|
Saturday, November 19
|6:45am||Bridesmaids & moms arrive at the Gwen|
Breakfast is delivered for the ladies
|7:00am||Hair & Makeup services begin *see schedule below*|
|10:00am||Groomsmen arrive at the Gwen location to relax and hang out with Kevin|
Lunch is delivered for the bridesmaids
|11:00am||Lunch delivered from the Gwen for the groomsmen|
|12:00pm||Kristina & Kevin write the last line of your vow books for photo purposes|
|12:15pm||ALL hair and makeup completed|
Kristina & bridesmaids take a photo in their getting ready outfits
Kristina, bridesmaids & moms put on their dresses separately
|12:45pm||Kristina’s first look with bridesmaids in the suite|
|12:50pm||Kevin & Photographer 2 (Michelle) Uber to the first look location (Art institute)|
|12:55pm||Kristina’s first look with dad in the suite|
|1:00pm||Party bus arrives at the Gwen|
|1:05pm||Kristina & Photographer 1 (Nicole) & wedding party heads to the lobby to board the Party Bus|
Sam is in charge of the foam cooler with beer/seltzers items and ice inside
|1:10pm||Party bus departs the Gwen and heads to first look location (Art institute)|
|1:25pm||First look + portraits at the Art institute|
**Wedding party stays on the bus
|1:45pm||Kristina & Kevin reboard the party bus and heads to the Wrigley Building|
|1:55pm||Party bus arrives at the Wrigley Building|
|2:00pm||Wedding Party pictures begin at Wrigley Building|
|2:25pm||Wedding party boards the trolley and heads to The Rookery Building|
|2:35pm||Trolley arrives at the Rookery Building for wedding party photos|
|3:30pm||Wedding party photos are done!|
Everyone boards the party bus & heads to the venue
|4:00pm||Immediate family arrives at Ovation|
Wedding party arrives at Ovation
43 passenger shuttle arrives at the Gwen for guest transportation
|4:10pm||Family pictures begin|
|4:30pm||Guests begin arriving to ceremony|
Ushers (Domenic & Luke) go to ceremony site
|5:30pm||Cocktail hour begins on the opposite side of venue space|
|6:30pm||Cocktail hour ends and guests invited into guest tables|
|6:45pm||Welcome and toast by Michael|
|6:50pm||Dinner service begins|
|7:40pm||After entrée are plated, speeches begin: |
1. Zulin + Jane
|10:00pm||Continuous shuttle service begins for guest transportation to Gwen Hotel|
|11:00pm||Second shuttle service for guest transportation to Gwen Hotel|
|12:00am||Party’s over! 🙁|
Final shuttle service for guest transportation to Gwen Hotel
Sunday, November 20
|11:00am||Brunch at Gibson’s Italia|
|12:00pm||Check out at the Gwen hotel|
HAIR / MAKEUP SCHEDULE
-Please arrive with clean, product-free or limited product in hair.
-Hair should be completely dry, unless your service includes a blowout. Anyone with damp hair will be asked to step away and finish blow-drying their hair.
-If you have curly hair and you do not wish to wear your natural curl, please wash and blow-dry your hair straight. Do not straighten with a flat iron.
-Do not apply SPF moisturizers to your skin. You may still moisturize with a non SPF product.
-Brush your teeth and put in your contacts prior to sitting in the makeup chair.
-It is helpful if each bridal party member has an inspirational image prepared to show the hairstylist/makeup artist.
-Lipstick will not last all day & night. Pack a touchup lipstick or gloss for reapplication.
Jenna (Wedding Planner): 224-456-9527
Kristina (Bride): 718-359-6163
Kevin (Groom): 603-380-2593
Zulin (Maid of Honor): 630-605-7950
Jane (Matron of Honor): 630-544-0881
John (Best Man): 412-313-4401
DON’T FORGET TO BRING…
We look forward to celebrating together!!