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Congratulations Doug & Maggie!

Doug & Maggie were married back in May and have a wonderful back story to their relationship and wedding.  They held their ceremony and reception at the Chicago Yacht Club.  The weather held out (it was super hot in Chicago a few days prior to the wedding) and the event turned out wonderfully.   The Final Say rocked the house (or tent in this case!)  all night long.

Here is a bit of information about Doug & Maggie’s history together.

Doug’s Grandmother, Shirley, and Maggie’s Grandmother, Patricia, grew up together in the Beverley neighborhood of Chicago. They each married, and the couples became good friends. Patrica & her husband (Larry) inherited a piece of property in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and would invite Shirley and her husband (Dick) to vacation together up in the northwoods.

Pat & Larry decided to sell a portion of their property to Dick & Shirley because they loved it so much. Dick & Shirley built a lake house next to Pat & Larry’s, and both families grew up vacationing together for generations. This is where Maggie & Doug met.

The Albertis (Pat & Larry) sold their house in 2001. Maggie & Doug lost touch for 8 years. One day in late 2008 Maggie looked Doug up on facebook. After a few message exchanges and wall posts, they both realized they were living in the same city and decided to meet up for a drink and catch up. One drink turned into a few and they found themselves chatting for 5 hours.

Doug asked Maggie out to dinner the following week and the rest is history. Now the two long time family friends are merging families.

Maggie & Doug decided to get married in Downtown Chicago, where they both reside. Since they met on the lake up north it was very important to incorporate Lake Michigan into the wedding somehow. The Chicago Yacht Club was offered as an option and became the perfect spot! Both the ceremony and the reception will be on the patio overlooking the harbor.

They decided to go with a navy & ivory “Naval” theme for their colors. Since the views are so spectacular they did not want to over do it with decorations. The centerpieces are simple candle pillars and the back lighting is clear. There will be some swagging (done by M & M) in the tented area on the patio for effect.

If the weather holds, this will be the first weekend of the Navy Pier fireworks!

As always, some of my favorites photos are below along with a slideshow from the wedding.

-Andrew

*** Click to watch Web Slideshow ***

Vendors
Officiant:  Rev. Stephen Quill, Missouri City, TX
Gown:  Wedding Belles
Hair/Makeup:  Beauty on Call
Grooms Formalwear:  Formally Modern Tuxedo
Invitations:  M&M Special Events
Catering:  The Chicago Yacht Club
Band:  The Final Say
Cake:  The Swedish Bakery
Transportation:  Flying Lady Trolley & Rolls Royce

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