Here are a few words from Hailey about how she and Andy met.
Andy and I met on a magical night in the summer of 2008 right before he graduated from law school. I organized a dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Lincoln Park and invited a bunch of friends including Andy’s brother, Tom. Tom mentioned to Andy that he was going out to dinner with a bunch of cute girls, and Andy asked if he could tag along. Andy and I sat across from each other at dinner and well, the rest is history.
Fast forward 3 1/2 years in Chicago and Andy and I are going Christmas tree shopping. We walked around looking at trees and I picked one out, “No”, he said, “not that one”. I realized later that there were too many people around that tree. He asked if we could look at trees in a different area and I picked out another one. “This one looks good” I said. He replied that it was perfect and got down on one knee next to the tree. Now, Christmas tree shopping will be special for us for the rest of our lives.
Andy & Hailey both got ready at Andy’s parent’s house in the city and had a “first look” on their rooftop veranda which had a gorgeous view of the Chicago skyline in the distance. From there we made a few stops around the city (Kinzie Street Bridge, Old Chicago Firehouse and the Board of Trade) prior to heading over to the Chicago Illuminating Company for their ceremony and reception. The David Rothstein Orchestra provided the entertainment for the evening and I don’t think there was ever a point where the dance floor wasn’t packed!
Be sure to check out a few of my favorite photos and a slideshow from their beautiful wedding day.
Day of Coordinator: Jill Hankee
Officiant: Rev. Allen Eaton
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Hair: Ashley Young – Salon Buzz/Pop Beauty Chicago
Makeup: Rachel Remian – Pop Beauty Chicago
Bridesmaid Dresses: JCrew
Groomswear: Calvin Klein
Invitations: Yellow Bird
Flowers: Richard Remiard
Catering: Food For Thought
Band: David Rothstein
Videography: Ronald Wolf