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Congratulations Jonathan & Sarah!

Jonathan & Sarah were married back in August.  Their wedding was one of the more lively weddings that I’ve shot this year!  The reception was full of fun and dancing excitement!  If you haven’t seen their Engagement Session photos, do check those out.  I think they were the most creative couple that I had ever worked with when it came to planning out a fun session!

The ceremony was held at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago followed by a reception at The Congress Plaza hotel.  Here are a few words from Jonathan about how they met and their plans for the wedding.

We met in graduate school at Columbia College Chicago in the fall of 2005 while we were both working toward our Masters in Arts Management and have been together for 6 years.
After 5 years together, Jonathan proposed to Sarah on Saturday, June 11, 2011. They went out for an amazing dinner at Cite, a 350 degree restaurant on top of LakePoint Towers in Chicago. Following dinner, Jonathan pulled over on Lakeshore Drive in front of the Chicago River (Sarah’s absolute favorite view of the city) and popped the question. Sarah was in complete shock and Jonathan was nervous she was going to faint. Sarah managed to compose herself and said “yes!” The evening was followed by many phone calls, text messages and champagne.

The biggest priority for our wedding days is that our guests have a raging good time. That is why we hired a Mariachi band for cocktail hour (to also honor my mother’s side of the family. We thought this would be the perfect way to get the party going. We hired a live band for the dancing because having that live performance aspect was very important. To us, it feels so much more authentic than a DJ.


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Officiant:  Father John Boivin
Day of Coordinator:  Darcey Lohman, Big City Bride
Wedding Dress:  Allure Bridal
Hair/Makeup:  Bridal Beauty Chicago
Flowers:  Henry Hampton Floral
Cake:  The Baking Institute
Cocktail Hour Music:  Mariachi Mexico Vivo
Reception:  Hello Nuvo

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