Honeymoon Contest Winners: Natalie Beutler and Michael Ostas Jr.

Michael and I met in 2009 during our freshman year at Michigan State and instantly became inseparable,
bonding over our love of Harry Potter among other things. For awhile we were just friends who hung out in the same group of people but Michael ended up asking me to be his girlfriend that following May. After three years of going strong, we graduated and moved to Chicago, Michael for
his new career as a restaurant manager and me for a chance to get my Master’s
at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The next few years were full of
school and work but we never lost sight of what truly mattered- our life
together. 
Fastforward to January 2016. I was headed home from a grueling two
weeks of business travel and Michael had just received a hard-earned promotion
at work. I was hustling back to celebrate his promotion with a few of his
coworkers but little did I know that the celebration was actually a cover for
something much more romantic. I opened the door to the apartment, so
excited to congratulate my boyfriend on his new job, but to my shock I was
greeted by the sight of dozens of roses. In the middle
of it all was Michael, dressed in a black suit and tie and about to deliver a
proposal that would become one of the most cherished moments of our entire
lives. 
In his hands was a hard-cover copy of Harry
Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
. He opened the book to Chapter 15: The
Unbreakable Vow, where a section of the first few pages had been removed.
Nestled within the cutout was the most beautiful engagement ring I ever could
have imagined, hanging from a red ribbon and glinting in the light. 
On May 20, 2017, we plan to make our own Unbreakable Vow at
Holy Name Cathedral. The reception will be held at the beautiful Millennium Knickerbocker
Hotel Chicago, and will include vendors such as Timothy Whaley Photography
(photos/video), RED Wedding (DJ), Chicago Trolley (transportation), Volle’s (my gorgeous
gown) and House of Brides (bridesmaids dresses). Michael and I can’t wait to
celebrate with our family and friends, and are so grateful to ChicagoStyle Weddings for
giving us such an amazing honeymoon trip to cap it all off. 

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