How Lindsay Knew She Had Found the One

“We met in passing years ago and I gushed about Chris to one of our mutual friends, saying what a great guy he was and how happy he was going to make some girl one day. I never thought anything of it until a year later when we ran into each other at a friend’s party. The rest was history!”

Cultural Fusion

“We both have strong roots in our cultural traditions and expressed them on our wedding day through music. Our ceremony was made all the more special by the Scottish bagpiper who played as guests arrived and as I proceded down the aisle. Drawing on Chris’ Chaldean and Assyrian heritage, a drummer led us into the ballroom during the zeffa, the traditional way of starting the reception that includes a lot of dancing. The room was filled with so much energy from the start and it continued throughout the night.”

Favorite Wedding Memory

“Having every single person that means something to us in the same place at the same time. Never in our lives will that probably happen again and it was totally surreal to look around the room from our sweetheart table and take it all in.”

Tip for Engaged Couples

“Don’t forget to take breaks to reinforce why you got engaged in the first place. Your life shouldn’t only be about wedding planning. Make time for date nights and schedule planning-free days where you get to spend time together without the stress of budgets, decisions, and seating charts.”

Number of Wedding Guests: 275

Ceremony: Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

Reception: Hyatt Regency O’Hare

Photography: This Is Feeling Photography

Videography: New Pixel Films

Event Planner: You Name It Events

Rings: New York Jewelers

Accessories: Brides & Hairpins

Bride’s Gown: Hayley Paige via Nordstrom

Hair: Blohaute

Makeup: Shannon O’Brien

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lela Rose

Formalwear: Balani Custom Clothiers

Floral & Decor: Yanni Design Studio

Stationery: Invitations by Design

Catering: Hyatt Regency O’Hare

Cake & Sweets: Oak Mill Bakery

Entertainment: Ron Bedal Orchestra

Bagpiper: Tim Hess

Transportation: M&M Limousine