Luke & Cindy were the final couple to get married in the trifecta of weddings in the Truckenbrodt family this past year and a half. It started with Tom & Sally last July, Matt & Carrie this past June and finally Luke & Cindy! It was a whirlwind museum tour of Chicago with the weddings held at the Art Institute, Chicago History Museum, and Field Museum. From a photographer’s point of view, it was an amazing experience!
Luke & Cindy held their ceremony at Grace Lutheran Church with the reception at the Field Museum. We made a quick photo run around the Museum campus prior to heading over to the cocktail hour and were able to catch some beautiful light towards the end of the session, just as the sun was starting to set behind the Chicago skyline.
Here are a few words from Cindy about how she and Luke met and plans for the wedding.
We met at the Kerryman on Jan 2, 2010. I was out with a girlfriend and ran into some old friends from high school. Luke happened to be with them since he had gone to college with them. The rest was history! We got engaged on June 4, 2011 on the steps outside the Field Museum. Luke had not only planned the surprise engagement but had a whole day of activities, including a limo to take us around the city for pictures, a surprise engagement party of family and friends at the Kerryman, and an amazing dinner at Ria at the Elysian hotel. Wedding planning was very fun for me since I have two sisters that got married in the same year! It was tough to make things unique as we are all so similar but I think Luke and I accomplished that by adding a special touch to our first dance…a surprise breakout from Ben E. King’s “Standy By Me” to NSYNC’s “Dirty Pop”…fully choreographed.
Do check out some of my favorite photos and a slideshow below. Congrats Luke & Cindy!
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Wedding Planner: Robyn Bruns – Red Letter Event Planning
Officiant: Pastor Said Ailabouni – Grace Lutheran Church
Hair: Jorie Van Eck
Makeup: Tiffany Peterson
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Groomswear: Black Tie Formalwear
Invitiations: Style on a Budget
Catering: Food for Thought
Cake: Toni Patisserie and Cafe