Saying “I do” in classic fashion is never a bad thing, and when these two sweeties tied the knot in their traditional meets romantic affair, it was everything you want your wedding day to be. Think gorgeous details, a beautiful locale and moment after moment of HAPPY. Oh, and the bride’s amazing hair? It’s beyond. See it all captured perfectly by the talented Kristina Lorraine in THE VAULT.
From the Bride… It all began on a hot and humid day back in July 2012, fittingly, at a Chicago street fest a few beers deep. It started innocently enough, Kurt’s friend knew mine, which started the introductions. This led to an afternoon of a few awkward flirtations and a whole lot of Bud Light. Kurt claims that he had asked for my number that day, but this part of the story is still a little hazy. It took three months and the magic of Facebook to reunite us (we’re a shy duo).
We had our first date at a romantic local establishment (Kirkwood in Lincoln Park), and again keeping with the theme, learned more about each other over a few adult beverages. The next few years were spent meeting each other’s wonderful friends and family (Kurt was welcomed with party hats and boas and thankfully my introduction was a lot more tame), a few weekend getaways, moving in together to our cozy Roscoe apartment, and a little bit of heartache. All of which showed us that we can pretty much handle anything that is thrown our way. Our story shows that love can be found at any corner even when you least expect it. Even the corner of Lincoln and Montana!
Our wedding vibe can be described in three words: light, romantic and antique-y. This made the most sense due to our casual venue and our laid-back personalities. We went to a countless number of good will stores and a few antique rental spots to make our look complete! Our theme for the wedding was “love” (unique right??) which we were able to incorporate all over our venue. Starting from the drink we loved, to Polaroids of the people we loved (in lieu of a guest book), to centerpieces with displays of Kurt and my favorite things. It really turned out to be a perfect day of love!!
Photography: Kristina Lorraine Photography | Event Planning: Graceful Events | Floral Design: Trellis | Wedding Dress: Martina Liana | Invitations: BHLDN | Ceremony Venue: St. Andrew | Reception Venue: The Abbey Resort and Spa | Bride's Shoes: BHLDN | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair + Makeup: Sonia Roselli | Cocktail Cruise: Lake Geneva Cruise Line | Dessert: Holey Moley | Photography - Assistance: Mugan Films | Rentals: Relics Vintage Rentals