Elayna + John met at work, and were friends for a long time before becoming a serious couple. Shortly after realizing this was the real thing, Elayna left the company, they moved in together, and got their adorable dog, Wesley, who you made a few appearances during the Engagement Session and even on the Wedding Day (and he even has his own instagram account @wesley_the_westie!
Fast-forward to their engagement, Elayna + John were on a cruise together (cruises have always been a big part of Elayna’s life) – and John spent a good part of the cruise trying to get a hold of Elayna’s Dad to ask for his blessing. And on the last night of the cruise, John proposed to Elayna on her favorite spot on the ship.
Their wedding day was just as magical – as it was early May, and one of the most beautiful days of the year that we’ve had so far. It was the absolute perfect day to get married – and their faces say it all. I loved spending this day outside the Planetarium with you guys – I even have a tanline on my ankles, haha! All my best to you, Elayna + John – cheers!
This is where they met! They worked at RSM in One South Wacker together, so we had to snap a few pics in front of their building!
VENDOR CREDITS // Photography: Jill Tiongco Photography | Wedding Dress Designer: Anne Barge Jubilee Dress (full length, not high/low), Bella Bianca Bridal Couture | Bridesmaid Dresses Designer: Jenny Yoo Chicago | Tuxedo Designer: The Black Tux | Hair Stylist: Sabrina, Tamara Makeup & Hair Artistry | Makeup Artist: Tamara, Tamara Makeup & Hair Artistry | Wedding Coordinator: Nancy Eisenberg, Accessory to the Party | Videographer: Turning Point Productions | Florist: Jason, Flowers for Dreams | Cake Artist: Jo-Anne Buege, Cake Chicago | Band: Greenlight Band, Rendezvous Music | Paper Goods and Taco t-shirts: Sara Zahorak | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony/Reception Venue: Adler Planetarium | Caterer: Food for Thought | Officiant: Rev. Dave
how they met // Meghan + Tim met as Freshmen at Wheaton College during their orientation week in the dorm kitchen. They lived on the same floor and were on brother-sister floors.
the proposal // One night Meghan + Tim were making dinner together. Tim had adapted a recipe that he printed out, so when they were towards the end of preparing the meal, he swapped out the recipe Meghan had been reading with one that had the following inserted right into the recipe:
“FOR THE PROPOSAL: Slice chicken crosswise into 1/4-inch thick strips. Return chicken strips to skillet and toss to coat with pan juices. To serve, spoon few pieces of chicken into center of warmed tortilla and top with spoonful of vegetable mixture, cilantro, and spicy pickled radishes. Ask Tim what he has in his pocket. Say yes. Serve with lime wedges.”
How cute are these two?! Their faces say it all in the pics. Capturing moments like these on their wedding day are my everything. Scroll down to see the story of their day 🙂 Congrats Meghan + Tim!
VENDOR CREDITS // Wedding Photographers: Jill/Lex, Jill Tiongco Photography | Hair/Make-up Artist: Carrie, Appease Inc. | Videographer: FortyOne Films | Florist: Flowers by Steen | Cake Artist: Morton Arboretum | DJ: Tim Stolkey, Mike Staff Productions | Ceremony/Reception Venue: Morton Arboretum