Monday, January 5, 2015

Amanda+Chris's University Club of Chicago Wedding

The Proposal: Friday, February 14, 2014

Amanda had been working at her company's headquarters in Valencia, CA for a week of meetings.  The meeting went late on Friday so she was not going to be able to fly home until Saturday morning to see Chris.  At the conclusion of the meeting, Amanda's boss & great friend, Apryl asked if she would like to meet her at the bar for a drink before heading to dinner.  Being southern California, the evening was gorgeous, so Apryl got them a table outside.  Amanda found her at a table set for two with a bottle of Prosecco chilling.  She thought this was a little strange as the two of them were amongst a number of couples enjoying their romantic Valentine dinners.  As soon as the cork popped, she felt a hand on the back of her shoulder and looked up to see Chris!  Amanda jumped up to give him a big hug & asked what he was doing there.  He said he just wanted to surprise her for Valentine's Day.  As she went to sit back down, he also went down... on his knee.  Obviously she said "YES"! 
The Wedding: The day started with Amanda and Chris getting ready at the University Club of Chicago. The wedding day was planned by Chuck Share, Weddings Inc. Amanda's makeup was by Tracy Fine of Fine Makeup Art, hair by Pattie Campbell, and wedding gown by Waters Brides from Proposals in Little Rock, AR. Her shoes were Kate Spade from, and jewelry from Mon Ami Jewelry. The bridesmaids wore dresses from J.Crew, while the men wore Joseph Abboud Tuxedos from Men's Warehouse. After Amanda and Chris got ready, they had their first look in the University Club library. Then we headed out on the town for some photographs with the whole wedding party before heading to Holy Family Catholic Church for their wedding ceremony.
Video was by John from Klein Video Services, and florals by Matt from Event Creative.
Then it was back to the University Club for the reception. The wedding cake and catering were provided in house, and the evenings entertainment was provided by Michael Lerich Productions, Inc.
Some evening photos out on Michigan Ave, and the day was complete!
Congrats Amanda and Chris!

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1 comment:

johnsonmart said...

Wow what a beautiful surprise for Amanda, Isn’t it guys? Hey Amanda you are looking so beautiful dear in your dress. All of the pictures that you have shared are really terrific. I am also going to hire same photographer for my wedding which is in Chicago Wedding Venues. I am sure he will click beautiful pictures for our wedding too.

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