Kelly and Kevin first met five years ago while working for a non-profit organization on the South Side of Chicago, but the pair had crossed paths several months before they officially got to know each other. “I actually first saw Kevin on the L,” Kelly shared. “When we ended up working together at Sunshine Gospel Ministries, I remembered him as the good-looking guy from the train!” The couple dated for three and a half years before getting engaged, and never doubted tying the knot in Chicago. “We met here and fell in love here,” they explained. “It only made sense for us to share this wonderful city with our closest family and friends.”

Kelly and Kevin wanted to host their wedding at a quintessential Chicago venue and decided that Salvatore’s Ristorante – with its mahogany wood interior and classic Italian finishes – was the perfect location. Following a romantic first look, the couple and their wedding party climbed aboard a trolley and spent several hours taking photos around town. They then headed to Salvatore’s, where Kevin’s youth pastor lead them through a sweet ceremony that featured vows the couple had written themselves. Kelly, Kevin, and their guests spent the rest of their celebration dancing the night away, surrounded by a gorgeous color palette of blues, grays, and mixed metals. As a finishing touch, the couple sent their guests home with favors from a coffee shop founded by Sunshine Gospel Ministries. When asked about their favorite memory from their wedding day, Kelly and Kevin couldn’t stop talking about their loved ones. “We were together for almost five years on our wedding day so there was so much excitement and emotion,” the couple said. “We loved having our closest family and friends there to celebrate us.”

By: Christina Oddo
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Videography: Rhys Ladhani Media

Officiant: Pastor Daniel Roach

Bride’s Gown: Enzoani via Reddington Bridal

Event Planner: Bethany Moore Events

Hair & Makeup: Deco Adamo

Rings: Imperial Jewelry Co.

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo Collection, Monique Lhuillier

Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse

Cake & Sweets: Molly’s Cupcakes

Catering: Salvatore’s Ristorante

Stationery: Minted

Floral & Décor: Flowers for Dreams

Entertainment: Okyne Medialab

Transportation: Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.