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Smiles were out in all their glory today. I have not seen two people THIS excited to get married in quite some time and it was apparent from the batting of eyes and giggles Kristine shared with McKenzie all day. The Hewing Hotel made sense to start in style, and maybe a little jumping on the bed. Guests were excited as well, as many of their guests date back to high school and have been a part of their lives through so much of life already. Kristine was beaming. She knew how to rock that dress and the two were up for any adventure we threw at them. 514 Studios could not have been a better fit and was in the heart of the North Loop that the couple has grown to love. As night set in, the party could be heard from blocks away as McKenzie took his bride for a stroll to take in all the love.

Contributing Vendors: 514 Studios Event Center (venue), Hewing Hotel (getting ready venue), Haute Flower Boutique (florist), Common Roots (rental decor and catering), Queen of Cakes (dessert), Annika Bridal (dress shop), Juut (hair), Jimmy Two Times (music)

This match made me a super fan from the beginning.  Kathleen found Ben in life, made a life in Nashville and invited me down for engagement photos around their southern town.  Then I learned that the talents of Mimi Design was going to be behind it all, and I quickly starred this date as a highlight of the summer.  These two are special.  Kathleen’s family is special to her, so much so that they made the family lake home the setting for this fairy tale.  Ben waited for his lovely on the dock for her to float up behind him, and a man that normally could talk to the dock for an hour, was left speechless.  Kathleen’s tender heart yet crazy energy her friends bring out in her make her a dual-threat of awesome.  Twilight sprung upon the party quickly and the laughter lasted into the wee hours.  Now that’s a way to celebrate!

Contributing Vendors: Paddlewood (venue), Mimi Designs (wedding planner and florist), Vivo Kitchens (catering), L’Atelier Couture (bride’s attire), Alton Lane (groom’s attire), SalonRox (bride’s hair), Redmond Digital Media (videographer), Instant Request (music)

Leslie adores her Robin.  And how could she not?  There are not many guys on the planet that would attend every wedding meeting a girl sets, including the dress!  He asked enough questions at these meetings to be savvy with positioning of her veil to best way to bustle the dress.  He was her groom/attendant/partner for all of life, and on this day his generous heart shone bright.  Leslie transformed into a lovely queen in her gown as we chased down daylight and some of Leslie & Robin’s favorite neighborhood highlights.  Even their pups got a surprise visit at the house!  Back at the Marriott Northwest, all enjoyed the incredible feast as well as beats.  My heart left happy for two that do “partner” well.

Contributing Vendors: Marriott Northwest (venue), Bloomberry Floral (florist), Festivities and Linen Effects (rental decor), Buttercream (dessert), 139 Hair by Heidi (hair and makeup), Milestone Paper Company (invitations), Crazy Cam (photo booth), Adajio DJ Entertainment (music)