Lily and John wanted to have a destination wedding in Chicago.
Since it’s a main hub, it makes it easier for family to be able to attend. They decided that a Spiaggia Chicago Wedding overlooking Lake Michigan was the perfect venue for them and family to be able to enjoy delicious food and to later get their groove on.
When we met Lily and John, they were in the midst of planning their move to Hawaii- cargo loading and all of that craziness, as John was going to be stationed there after his homecoming.
John and Lily got ready together in their hotel room- which I loved. It was so zen and calming in the room. I thought it was pretty awesome that they are getting ready together, I mean- if you’re marrying your best friend, it’s only right to get to spend the whole day with them right? And not to mention, their view was pretty awesome as well.
They eloped before John was deployed, so they decided to have a family blessing instead of a traditional ceremony for their Spiaggia Chicago Wedding. You’ll be able to see it in the photos as both John and Lily’s dad’s performed the family blessing together. It was quite sweet. <3
Oh Lily, your smile is contageous. This shot of them getting ready together is one of my favorite photos from this year.
Succulents, Giant White orchids and Hydrangeas? Oh so amazing!!! Thank you Dilly Lily.
John’s sweet neice.
The sweet family blessing.
Last quick spot for the Spiaggia Chicago Wedding across the street. 🙂
I hope you guys are having an amazing time in Hawaii! Trust me, we are all jealous here in Chicago while the high temperatures are 0 degrees. Brrr.
And a thank you to all of the Chicago Wedding vendors at John and Lily’s Spiaggia Chicago Wedding
Getting Ready Location- Mile North Hotel
Ceremony and Reception Location- Spiaggia Wedding
Hair Stylist- Season McKesson, Mary Jane Salon– San Diego, CAFlorist- Dilly Lily
Invitations- Forever Fiances, San Diego CA
Shoes- Badgley Mischka
Caterer- Spiaggia Private Events
DJ- Mike Lopez
Suit- Black Lapel, NY (guys, custom suits are AWESOME, you won’t regret it!)
Tie- Calvin Klien
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