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Gina + Brian // Renaissance Schaumburg

Gina and Brian knew of eachother in high school. Gina even attended a few of Brian’s house parties. It wasn’t until the two were put together on the same dance floor at the same time at a Schaumburg club that Brian swept Gina off her feet.

With her mom, Gina owns a busy hair salon and Brian is a firefighter/paramedic. They both are busy. When the time came for Brian to “pop the question”, he had to find a time when both of them were off work, which was hard. Brian found an day that seemed to work perfectly…until the night before. Brian found out there was an engagement party to which they were both invited. So, Brian hatched a scheme were he’d fall ill and needed to stay home. One of Gina’s friends was also in on the surprise and told Gina she needed consoling because she was upset. Being the good friend that Gina was, she stayed home from the party to console her friend.

The three were walking around Gina and Brian’s favorite lake. As they turned a corner, Brian looked at Gina with the biggest smile and pointed to a white gazebo where 20 of their closest friends (and both their moms) were holding up signs that said, “WILL YOU MARRY ME?” Brian then got down on one knee and proposed to Gina. Gina was stunned and said “YES!”

Venue: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
Hair: Kate Nelson ktnelsonhair@gmail.com
Kristin Best 847-651-9995
Paulina with Don Stella 224-409-9199
Makeup: Monica Tassi 708-837-7876 or monicartassi@gmail.com

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Art Institute Chicago Wedding Video

Alexis + Jawwad // Drake Hotel + Holy Family + Millennium Knickerbocker

Alexis + Jawwad’s Chicago wedding at The Drake Hotel, Holy Family Church, and Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel was so much fun. Alexis and Jawwad met while attending the University of Illinois. Jawwad founded the finance fraternity on campus where he eventually met his Best Man and future Wife.

We are in love with how Alexis’ mom custom stitched the veil for her daughter’s wedding day. How beautiful is that!? We were able to film in some really neat places including The Art Institute of Chicago courtyard, Millennium Park, the St. Ignatius College Prep courtyard (which we saved for their wedding film).

When Jawwad was eventually ready to propose, he took Alexis through a series of scenarios that would make any girl think her boyfriend was going to pop the question…but didn’t. On the morning Jawwad was ready to ask for Alexis’ hand in marriage, he put the ring box in his pocket (in front of Alexis) and said they were going on a walk along Lake Michigan. They got to the end of the walk and no ring. Jawwad had booked a helicopter ride around Chicago. Alexis was surely thinking he’d pop the question then but no ring. Then, Jawwad booked a Dinner with her family at Trump Tower in Chicago. When the doors to the private room opened, they were their but no surprise. They got to the end of their night when their Dinner table was filled with roses, Jawwad got down on his knee and finally proposed to Alexis (who breathed a sigh of relief). Jawwad sure knows how to keep Alexis in suspense! So, without further adieu, we bring you Alexis + Jawwad’s Chicago wedding trailer!

Planner: Big City Bride
Prep: The Drake Hotel Chicago
Ceremony: Holy Family Catholic Church
Reception: Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago
Hair: Tamara Makeup & Hair Artistry
Decor: Robert Daniels Florist
Bridal Party Transportation: Chicago Trolley
DJ: Mode Events
Cake: Alliance Bakery
Photobooth: Slow Motion Events
Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography. To check out their photos: CLICK HERE
Cinematography: Delack Media Group

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