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Congratulations Bob & Melissa!

Bob & Melissa were married back in September 2011.  Their wedding and reception was held at the Hyatt Lisle with some great Relaxed Portraits taken at the Morton Arboretum.  The wedding was fantastic and we ended up with some great weather even though it looked like it was going to pour for most of the day.

Here is a little bit of information that Melissa sent regarding how she and Bob met and got engaged.

We met while in school in Champaign. While we were both Molecular and Cellular Biology students, we did not actually meet until we lived on the same floor of our apartment building. (The lovely Healey Gardens)

Our first date was at Texas Roadhouse in Champaign. Bob got salmon and not steak, which Missy found very odd, and Missy got in a car accident in the parking lot on the way home. But somehow the relationship flourished despite the rocky beginnings!!

Six great years later here we are having traveled the world together and experienced so many great things. We can’t wait to get married and we can’t wait to share the moment with all of the special people in our lives!

Proposal:
🙂 Bob proposed at the Shedd Aquarium.

I was working on my take-home final on Saturday morning and Bob was trying his hardest to convince me that we needed to go into the city to do something fun. We had decided to go to the aqaurium because it is my favorite. When we arrived, the line to get into the aquarium was all the way down the stairs and across the plaza. Bob wanted to take a walk around rather then waiting in line. When we walked over into the grass, Bob gave me a hug and then got down on one knee. We were both so nervous that we don’t remember what he said, but it was perfect.

Be sure to check out some of my favorite photos.

*** Click to watch Web Slideshow ***

-Andrew

Vendors

Pastor: Pastor Chuck Rotter
Gown:  Maggie Sottero
Hair/Makeup:  Mario Tricoci
Bridesmaids:  Alfred Sung
Groomsmen:  Mens Wearhouse
Invitations:  Paper Source
Flowers:  Walden Florist
DJ:  Sounds Abound
Cake:  John Dough

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