A Chicago Love Story

by Kerry on August 12, 2010

On June 12, 2010 one of my very good friends Megan married the man of her dreams Andrew in a beautiful ceremony at Chicago’s amazing Lincoln Park Zoo.  Megan was every bit the classic American beauty with an amazing one shoulder gown and birdcage veil!  Green and black accents were woven throughout the day bringing the perfect touch of elegance to this Chicago inspired affair.  The party went well into the evening and I could not be happier for this amazing couple!  Below are a few pictures of Megan and Andrew’s big day as well as a description of the day from the bride herself!

We started the day with a much needed Starbucks run and then it was time to get ready. My best friend and Matron of Honor, Courtney, was my stylist Extraordinaire she was responsible for the amazing make up job and hair. She was amazing!! The weather could have been better, but as if someone was watching over us it cleared up about 30 minutes before the ceremony and that weather lasted until we were done with pictures at the zoo. Perfect timing! We arrived at the Lincoln Park Zoo right on time and I think my favorite moment of the day was standing at the back of the aisle looking at my handsome future husband, and then seeing so many friends and family as I walked down. The ceremony was short and sweet and then we took some great shots at the zoo before hopping the Trolley to a few more destinations.

 Once we arrived at the reception cocktail hour was in full swing, we had just a moment to grab a drink ( our signature drinks were Andrew’s Ale- Fat Tire, and Schwartz and Seven- really a mandarin and seven)  say a  few hellos, and then go in and view our room in private. This was the second favorite moment of my day. It looked amazing mostly to the fact that our planner, Kristina listened to exactly what we were looking for and made our special day go off without a hitch! It was better than I could have imagined! Hats off to our pastry chef Cheryl at the Marriott as well!

 All is all it was a great day and night filled with many friends and family-we had a great time! Thank you to all who made it, we loved sharing our special day with all of you!

 

Vendors
Ceremony: Lincoln Park Zoo in the Foreman Pavilion 
Reception: Marriott Magnificent Mile (their planner was the amazing Kristina)
Rehearsal Dinner: Quartino  
Florists- Ashland Addison florist
Dress: Pronovias (the name of the dress is Grecia and it was purchased at A’lamour)
Transportation– Chicago Trolley Company
DJ Services- Beep Media (John L was their DJ)
Hair/Makeup: Courtney Trivits (the brides Matron of Honor and childhood friend)
Photography: Jason Brown J. Brown Photography 
Tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse 
Photos Courtsey:
The Amazing Jason Brown with J. Brown Photography

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