Brittany + Matt met the day before Thanksgiving 2009 at Joe’s on Weed Street. They were both out celebrating the infamous Black Wednesday, probably not where most happily ever afters start. But for them, that was it. A few days later, Matt texted Brittany asking to hangout, and five years later, they got engaged. The road down the aisle started back on October 25th, 2014 at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Brittany + Matt were scoping out photo spots (Matt is a photographer also)… and well, this is what happened: http://www.brittany-matthew.com/the-proposal/.
Brittany + Matt, you guys are amazing. Even though we never got a chance to meet before the wedding day, you had complete trust in me and gave my team and I complete creative freedom. You made everything fun, focused on what’s important, and because of that, it was such a pleasure working with you both. You are both beautiful people inside and out, and I am beyond excited to share these photos with you. May these memories stay with you forever… all the best to a happy life together!
VENDOR CREDITS // Wedding Dress Designer: Inbal Dror, Dimitra’s Bridal Couture | Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Adrianna Papel | Tuxedo Designer: Ike Behar, Formally Modern Tuxedo | Hair Stylist: Kristen Almerigi | Make-up Artist: Lisa Lahart | Wedding Coordinator: Misha Newgren, Liven It Up Events | Vidoegrapher: Tyler Mose, Indirap Weddings | Florist: Phil Cooper, Kehoe Designs | DJ: Jonathan Cabalfin, Remix Entertainment | Cake Artist: Amy Beck Cake Design | Paper Goods Designer: Amber Crudup, Suite Paper | Ceremony/Reception Venue: Chicago Botanic Garden | Caterer: Culinary Landscape | Ceremony Music: Katie Voss, Dolce Strings
After being acquaintances at the same high school and running into each other all the time on breaks from college, Khrista + Colin reconnected again at Morton Grove pre-fourth of July festival in 2011. They dated for a few years until last St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Colin proposed at the gazebo by the Drake Hotel – disguising it as research for his sister’s boyfriend proposal. The whole time, Khrista, starving and wanting to go to brunch already, complained about how hungry she was until her hunger became an afterthought. Colin got down on one knee, Khrista said yes, and then they went to Brunch at the Hancock where Khrista’s friends were waiting to surprise her.
Khrista + Colin, this past few years have been a blast getting to know you better together. Seeing you at friends’ weddings, chatting about Game of Thrones, and planning for your wedding has been my pleasure. I hope to continue seeing you both at upcoming weddings – until then, here’s a little sneak peek into your gorgeous wedding day! Much love.
VENDOR CREDITS // Wedding Dress Designer: BHLDN | Tuxedo Designer: Men’s Warehouse | Hair Stylist: Becky Erb | Make-up Artist: Becky Erb | Videographer: Aerodef Productions, Andrew Pelnar | Florist: Paula Kruer, Scarlet Begonia Floral Designs | DJ: Jeff Christensen, Night Society Entertainment | Paper Goods Designer: Wedding Paper Divas | Ceremony/Reception Venue: Marina Grand Resort