Suzie and Eric celebrated their traditional Jewish wedding over Memorial Day weekend at the Peninsula Hotel in downtown Chicago. Their black-tie affair wedding was classy, romantic, and a ton of fun!

Looking back on Suzie and Eric’s love story, it’s amazing that they didn’t meet sooner! The couple has so much in common. They grew up only a few miles apart, both studied at the University of Illinois, both work in the clean energy industry, AND share the same interests and hobbies!

In Suzie’s words, “First came Bumble, then came Tinder, then came long nights filled with discussions on the future of renewable energy, planning out how to maximize the value of every last credit card point earned, and debating whether Interstellar or Contact is the best space travel movie of our generation.”

The bride enjoyed breakfast with her crew while getting ready for the big day.

Suzie and Eric wrote love letters to each other to open while they were getting ready for the wedding.

The guys got ready together and toasted to Suzie and Eric’s marriage.

Eric’s jacket lining added an amazing detail to his black-tie look!

A patio at the Peninsula Hotel in downtown Chicago was the perfect place for the couple to share their first look.

Suzie and Eric say that they’re “a match made in nerdy heaven.”

Suzie looked radiant in West, a Blush by Hailey Paige gown.

The large wedding party looked classy and elegant on a balcony at the Peninsula.

The couple called their ketubah signing “emotional and tear-filled.”

Suzie shared an emotional walk down the aisle with both of her parents.

The wedding ceremony was in a ballroom at the Peninsula in front of their families and closest friends.

Mazel Tov!

Suzie and Eric say they’re looking forward to “a lifetime filled with travel, adventures, and excellent music along the way.”

Even Suzie and Eric’s chocolate-covered strawberries adhered to the black-tie dress code!

Wedding guests danced and partied the night away! Later, Suzie and Eric serenaded their guests with The Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop.”

Cheers and congratulations again, Suzie and Eric!

Thank you to the vendors who made this beautiful wedding day possible:

Bride’s Dress: West, Blush by Hailey Paige at Bella Bleu Bridal

Groom’s Apparel: Daniel George Custom Clothier (@dgcustomsuits)

Hair: Tina Tobar (@tina.tobar)

Makeup: Shannon O’Brien (@shannonobrienbrides)

Photographer: Peter Gubernat (@petergubernat)

Venue: The Peninsula Chicago (@thepeninsulachi)

Planner: Great Events, Inc. (@greateventschicago)

Flowers: StemLine Creative (@stemline_creative)

Band: LakeShore Encores (@lakeshore_encores)