This wedding is full of little moments that have stolen my heart. Tucked in little corners everywhere you really start to see the love that went into planning the details of this beautiful wedding from Christina G Photography. Top of my list? The bows on the bridesmaids’ shoes!
From the beautiful bride… Chris and I have known each other since first grade and grew up down the street from one another. It was not until eigth grade when Chris asked me out over instant messenger for the first time but our love for each other matured as we grew older. As a couple that grew up together, shared the same teachers and overcame similar challenges, we wanted our wedding to reflect the history we have had together and the people in our lives that are most important to us, our close friends and family. After Chris proposed in May of 2012, it was a no brainer for us to have our wedding ceremony at our grade school church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glenview and the reception at Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette where we used to bowl, swim and hang out together as children.
Chris and I wanted our wedding to be traditional with a fun twist. We wanted to treat our guests to a night they would never forget. We took a lot of time making sure that every aspect of the wedding had an unpredictable addition from the seersucker bow ties and monogrammed cummerbunds for the groomsmen to the bows on the back of the bridesmaids’ shoes to the choreographed first dance and bow ties on the escort cards! Our wedding was everything we had hoped it would be. We could not have asked for a better day/night!
Photography: Cristina G Photography | Videographer: Well Spun Wedding Films | Florist: Bunches Chicago | Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Sweet Mandy B's | Church: Our Lady of Perpetual Help | Reception Venue: Michigan Shores Club | Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew | Makeup: Kate Mueller | Hair: Sharon Daniel Salon | Band: Orchestra 33 | Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse | Bow Ties/ Cummerbunds:: Just Madras | Dress Store: Ultimate Bride Boutique | Linens: BBJ