Nestled in Lincoln Park, Sarah and Brian tied the knot just steps away from the place they first met seven years earlier. Filled with touching moments from their wedding party and custom cocktails, Sarah and Brian's wedding was a celebration that was nearly a decade in the making!
The Meet Cute: We first met in the Spring of 2007 in Lincoln Park. Brian was on the way to a concert and I was shopping with friends. If you know anything about us, this is still basically how our social lives work! Our roommates were dating each other, so naturally we ended up spending more time together. It came full circle as we ended up getting married just one block from where we first met.
The Proposal: It was a Friday night in November and we had planned to stay in. Brian said that he had to work late and when I got home expecting an empty apartment, he was there preparing a romantic dinner for us! He had every detail covered from printed menus to fresh flowers, candles and wine. It was exactly the proposal I had hoped for!
The Invitations: Initially we weren't sure what direction we wanted to go, but ended up choosing something very timeless and classic that tied in with our venue. We liked the idea of working with someone directly to help us find exactly what we wanted as opposed to ordering from a website. The team at All She Wrote did a fantastic job of guiding us along the way and making the process effortless. In the end we got exactly what we hoped for and we would recommend them to anyone.
The Big Day: A family friend officiated our ceremony, which made it very personal and unique. During the speeches, my sister and family sang a song they wrote for our wedding. Additionally, Brian's father surprised us by singing a song he wrote during the reception. We had been dating seven years leading up the wedding and his song was about how it "finally" happened. We also had his and her drinks at the reception that were definitely crowd pleasers!
The Lessons Learned: Have fun! Wedding planning can be very stressful at times, but we really tried to embrace it and we had the most fun when we were planning together, whether it was picking out the music for the ceremony or cake tasting. Remember that it's about the two of you, so be confident in the choices that you make. Any personal touches will go a long way with your guests!
Bride’s attire: Maggie Soterro BHLDN | Hair & Makeup: Zazu Salon & Outer Beauty| Groom’s attire: Formally Modern | Invitations: Vera Wang by All She Wrote | Photographer: Victoria Sprung Photography | Flowers & Decor: Crystal Bailey | Venue: Salvatore's Ristorante | Music: Toast & Jam (DJ) & Deane Myers (pianist) | Catering: Salvatore's Ristorante | Cake: Oak Mill Bakery