Following a ceremony in their hometown of Crown Point, Indiana, Natalie and Kevin headed to Chicago for a reception at the Knickerbocker. All photos by Lady and the Lens.
“We met in high school through mutual friends and started dating a few weeks before Kevin left for college at Indiana University. The following year, I went to Indiana University as well. I knew in college that we’d be together for ever, but Kevin says he knew earlier since he’d had a crush on me in high school for a long time. We got married on our ten-year anniversary together!”
The ceremony took place in Crown Point, Indiana- the bride and groom’s hometown. Following a first look at the historical Crown Point Courthouse and a few more pictures in an alley behind one of the shops in the “Crown Point Square” the couple then headed for the church . “The ceremony was perfect and everything we had dreamed of,” the coupole shared. “The pews were lined with beautiful hydrangeas and filled with all of our family and friends.”
Following the ceremony, the couple and their guests took a limo bus from Crown Point to Chicago and arrrived at the Knickerbocker for their cocktail hour and reception. As everyone made their way to the ballroom, Kevin and Natalie quickly enjoyed their hors d’oeuvres and watched guests enter. The reception then kicked off with introductions, cake cutting, speeches, and special dances. Late night snacks included deep-dish pizza and mini Chicago Style hot dogs, and the couple handed out “Best Day Ever” wedding favor coozies.”
Lady and the Lens (photography), Mirar Productions (videography), St. Mary’s Catholic Church (ceremony), The Millenium Knickerbocker Hotel (reception), jpb designs (event planner), La Petite Fleuriste (church decor/bouquets), Dahlia Blooms (reception decor), Alliance Bakery (sweets), Under the Veil (bride’s hair), Krissy V Makeup (bride’s makeup), Martina Liana via Bella Bianca Bridal Couture (bride’s gown), Adrianna Papell via Nordstrom (bridesmaids’ dresses), Men’s Wearhouse (formalwear), Belush Jewelers (wedding rings), Minted (stationery), Your Night Productions (DJ/photo booth)