The stroll on 53rd Street is first exclusively South Side-based wedding event of its kind, and was the idea of local business owner, Sophie Evanoff, president of Vanille Patisserie, with a Hyde Park location in Harper Court. “We are so excited to be a part of the south side community and love being a part of life’s special moments, including weddings! And with so many amazing businesses on the South Side, it seemed like a natural fit for us all to showcase our talents for one of life’s most memorable occasions.”
Amy Allen, Publisher of Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago, added “We wanted to shine a spotlight on Hyde Park and the many wonderful choices it offers to couples planning their big day. The neighborhood is vibrant and booming with a youthful feel that naturally attracts brides and grooms and “Southside I Do” will be the perfect day for them to experience it all. This is one wedding event not to miss!”
“South Side I Do” guests will check in, pick up a swag bag, and start the stroll at the new Sophy Hotel – making stops at Jojayden, The Silver Room, Hyatt Place Chicago, and Vanille Patisserie, before ending at The Promontory. At each location, future brides and grooms will meet representatives from South Side wedding venues and vendors to help plan their special day. The Promontory is planning on entertaining guests in their second floor event space with a live band, cash bar, and light bites.
Current participating venues include the Chicago Park District, the Museum of Science & Industry, the Quadrangle Club, the Chicago Theological Seminary, the Smart Museum, the Parkway Ballroom, The Revival, and more. Additional participating vendors include la petite folie, Nicole Jordan Catering, Kimbark Beverage Shoppe, Fabiana’s Bakery, Busted Bra Shop, Plump Chicago Floral and Events, Floral + Frock, and Events by TMA – with more participants being added.
Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple, with all proceeds donated to Wish Upon A Wedding, a non-profit group granting wedding wishes to couples dealing with serious illness or a life-altering circumstance.
Invite your friends, family, and members of your bridal party for what is sure to be a fun day and South Side tradition in the making.