Jared & Aliza tied the knot in Chicago at The Standard Club on November 12th, 2016.

Bride & groom dipping at their wedding

"We were pretty nervous, so nervous that we made sure to run through our dance during cocktail hour in the hallway. Once we finished our first dance, we were energized and excited to continue dancing all night. It was a great start to our reception, and set the tone for the evening." 

Classic, romantic, and fun, Jared & Aliza danced to "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Franki Valli and the Four Seasons. 

Bride and groom performing a spin during their first dance

What was your favorite part of taking dance lessons for the wedding?

"Taking dance lessons allowed us to set aside one time a week to be present with each other (and our wonderful teacher Lydia), and gave us a break from thinking about wedding details. It was great to have this time set aside to just have fun with each other, and it made for an epic first dance!"

A groom lifting the bride during their first dance

What insight or knowledge can you share with other couples who are taking dance lessons for their wedding? 

"Make a date night out of it. We had our dance lessons in the evenings, so we would make sure to either make dinner together or go out for dinner before heading to our class."

Wedding couple posing in Chicago traffic

Wedding planner: BCR Events

Reception Venue: The Standard Club

Entertainment: Gold Coast All Stars

Photographer: Carasco Photography

Catering: Danziger Catering

Cake: Sweet Mandy B's

Wedding designer: Richard Remiard Event Design

Bridal Gown: Reddington Bridal

Groom's Attire: Bonobos

Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Makeup: Leesi B. Cosmetics

Hair: Cellar Door Salon & Studio

Videography: VDO Productions

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