THE COUPLE Before his first date with Michelle Batko, Aaron Davis texted her a butterfly emoji to signal the fluttering in his stomach. But the nerves weren’t necessary: The pair bonded instantly over fitness, family values and their taste in music. Two years later, Aaron proposed under the city lights outside of the Art Institute among family and friends.
THE DETAILS The couple exchanged personalized vows in a Reform Jewish ceremony at Canvas in front of 125 guests. The decor was sleek black, white, gold and silver, mirroring the couple’s natural elegance.
THE PARTY Guests enjoyed a decadent meal of sushi, caviar, lobster gnocchi and salmon. The reception was more than just dinner, though; guests were also treated to a show! With a bit of “liquid courage” and backup from the band, Aaron serenaded his bride with Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” And as they danced the hora beneath an incandescent disco ball and partied until the wee hours, their bond and playful aura created an electric night of laughter and love.
“We wanted something elegant, sophisticated and sexy,” bride Michelle says of the decor direction she gave Yanni Design Studio.
Michelle wore Jimmy Choo shoes, crystal earrings and a tennis bracelet. Photographed by For Just a Moment | Weddings by Jessica Eileen
The newlyweds share a moment alone.
The five-tier cake was coconut with chocolate, mango and passionfruit filling. Slices were served alongisde bite-size servings of hazelnut mousse and tiramisu and an assortment of macarons.