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

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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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Vicky + Eric // A Chicago Holy Family Church Wedding

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Postcard Thank You Note from Chicago wedding bride



In the morning, the bride and groom usually exchange gifts and/or notes. The notes are usually a sentimental look back at the couple’s journey together and their hopes for a great future. Instead of a note, Vicky was handed a laptop computer. On the computer was a recorded video message that Eric put together for her to watch. This is the first time we saw the groom using video for his message! Needless to say, it was a big hit! The couple also blended their Mexican and Filipino cultures into beautiful wedding ceremony traditions, which you’ll see in this video trailer. From the amazing sweetheart table to the completely customized seating card/picture frame table to the touching Mother/Daughter dance…we had plenty of great visuals to capture.

Vicky and Eric, you’ve been such a great couple to work with and the love you have for each other is evident. We hope you enjoy this trailer as a wonderful memory of that emotional day.

Church: Holy Family Church, Chicago, Illinois
Reception: Esplanade Lakes, Downers Grove, Illinois
Design: Kehoe Designs
Cinematography: Delack Media Group

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