Julie and Mike, on why they chose to get married in Chicago…
“We grew up in the suburbs of Chicago just 20 minutes away from each other and couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else. Most of our family and friends live in the area and it just made the most sense to get married in the place where we feel the most at home.”
Julie and Mike, on their favorite moment from their wedding…
“We had so many amazing memories, but our first look was by far our favorite. We honestly didn’t expect to get emotional, but seeing each other for the first time was pretty special. It was such a sweet and private moment, just between the two of us in all the excitement that surrounds a wedding.”
“We wanted our wedding day to be a true reflection of who we are from the ceremony, to the food, to our décor. We got married in March in Chicago, which is still pretty cold out, so our vision was to bring in elements of nature in our décor.”
“There were lots of wood accents, white flowers, and lush greenery. We lit up the rooms with candles to make the space feel warm and cozy. Our vision could not have come true without our florists, Mayfield Flowers. To this day, we’re still so thankful that they helped turn our vision into reality!”
Shutterwinks Photography (photography), Events at Independence Grove(ceremony/reception/catering), Tom Colwell (officiant), Mayfield Flowers (floral), Oak Mill Bakery(wedding cake), David’s Bridal (bride’s gown), Lake Zurich House of Hair (bride’s hair/makeup), Bill Levkoff (bridesmaids’ dresses), The Black Tux (formalwear), Cards & Pockets (stationery), Show on the Road (entertainment)
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