The similarities between Stephanie & Chico, and James & myself are kind of crazy!!! First of all, Stephanie and I have pretty much the exact same taste in everything from prosecco to throw blankets, to scarves… to the shirts we buy for our husbands, so I knew I would absolutely adore her wedding style!!! And the way Chico always makes her smile and eases her worries – reminds me so much of how James does the same for me. These two are so, so beautiful together, and their love for each other is so obvious to anyone who spends even a few moments with them!
So it was no surprise to me that their wedding day was absolutely gorgeous and heartfelt. Hearing their love story during their ceremony and listening to their handwritten vows had me so choked up!! Thankfully, all of that was eased a bit when Stephanie was so emotional she couldn’t get through her vows, so she had their good friend who was officiating finish them for her. 🙂 He joked that Chico should look into his eyes while he read the vows to him. haha. That moment was really reminiscent of the entire day – just so much love, and so much laughter/joy!
Stephanie & Chico ~ Thank you so so much for bringing us along to document your absolutely gorgeous wedding day!! We left at the end of the night feeling like we’d made an entire guest list of new friends, not to mention the friends we’ve made for life in the two of you!!! I know you guys are going to have a beautiful life full of travel adventures and laughter ahead of you, and we wish you nothing but the best!! xoxo ~ Christy & James
Stephanie photobombed the boys’ pic, so you know Chico had to one-up her with his guys during her photos! haha!
So. Much. Happy!!! Congrats again you two!!!
~ Vendor Love ~
Venue: Garfield Park Conservatory
Preparation Hotel: JW Marriott
Brides’ Hair & Makeup: Kaitlin Petro from Ethan James Salon
Catering: Blue Plate
Cake: Bombon Bakery
Flowers: Stemline Creative Chicago
DJ: Angie Ma from Toast and Jam
Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew
Bride’s Dress: Nordstrom (Matthew Christopher)
Tuxes: Formally Modern Tuxedo