This Couple Said “Oui” to a Parisian-Inspired “I Do”

Elissa Evanich & Patrick Magistrado
November 13, 2021

Elissa Evanich and Patrick Magistrado seemed to hit it off when they were introduced by mutual friends on a trip to California, so Elissa was disappointed by Patrick’s lack of follow-through when they returned home. “I remember thinking to myself, ‘Why is he not asking me on a date?’ ” she recalls. As it turned out, Patrick was set to enter seminary school. A few years later, after deciding his path led elsewhere, Patrick left the seminary—and took Elissa on a date the very same day. During the height of Covid, Patrick surprised Elissa by driving from Texas to Wisconsin, her home state, and dropping to one knee on the ice-covered ground. On November 13, 2021, they wed in a Parisian-inspired celebration, where tables were named after favorite locales in the City of Love, before jetting off for a month of newlywedded bliss in  (where else?) France.

Elissa Evanich and Patrick Magistrado on Vintage Trolly

All Aboard

“We opted for a white trolley to tie in that vintage moment for the couple and their wedding party,” says wedding planner Crystal Frasier. “You could feel the bond that they shared.”

Elissa Evanich and Patrick Magistrado Wedding Cake

Piece of Cake

Though Lauren Kitchens of Fancy Cakes by Lauren is used to creating confections with extreme degrees of technical difficulty, in this instance, the challenge was in the need for a gluten-free cake to satisfy the bride’s dietary restrictions. The understated two-tiered cake, accented with fresh florals, delivered beautifully.


Guests: 170

First Dance: L.O.V.E. by Nat King Cole

Cake Flavor: Amaretto cake with toffee crunch filling and vanilla buttercream icing


  • Ceremony Site

    Christ the King Catholic Church

  • Photographer

    Stephanie Brazzle

  • Bridal Gown Designer

    Alena Leena

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    A&BE bridal shop

  • Hair & Makeup

    Tousled Studio

  • Groom’s Attire

    Spier & Mackay

  • Bridesmaids’ Dresses Designer

    Jenny Yoo

  • Bridesmaids’ Dresses Retailer

    Bella Bridesmaids

  • Flower Girl Dress Retailer


  • Reception Site

    The Room on Main

  • Flowers

    Olive Grove Design

  • Stationery

    Designed by The Bride

  • Envelopes

    Margaux Paperie

  • Cake & Desserts

    Fancy Cakes by Lauren

  • Macarons

    We the Birds

  • Catering

    CN Catering

  • Music

    LeForce Entertainment

  • Lighting

    The Room on Main

  • Wedding Rentals

    Bella Acento

  • Transportation

    Igport Limos

  • Wedding Planner

    Crystal Frasier Weddings

  • Bride Wedding Designer

    Elissa Evanich

  • Wedding Designer

    Crystal Frasier Weddings

  • Veil

    Sara Gabriel

  • Accommodations and Rehearsal Dinner

    The Adolphus

  • Dance Lessons

    Vow to Dance

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