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Okay, so perhaps like mother like son in this shot. When I pulled it up, I was amazed by the similarities, facial expressions, the joyful crowd in the background, the same feeling showing through Janeen and Akili’s eyes as were on Akili’s parent’s decades ago. Couldn’t resist but to share.
Jenn and Ron amaze me. Seriously- my jaw dropped when they told me that they were in a long distance relationship for over a YEAR. When Jenn suggested that we could take their engagement photos at Midway airport, I thought- of course! One could only imagine the series of emotions that went through the two of them with every departure and arrival set for Philadelphia between them. Every month, Jenn and Ron made sure to book a flight visiting one another, with most all flights going through midway- and! See the luggage they’re sporting? Indeed- it’s long distance certified. 😉
I loved all of the mini planes on a string!
And the luggage tag? Perfect touch! Goes quite well with the backside of the tag, along with the & symbol- which will go quite well with their Chicago Bulls wedding colors of Red, Black, and White.
Jenn and Ron- Thank you so much for spending the morning with us! Cannot wait to see the details at your wedding in 3 1/2 months!
It was a wonderfully warm and sunny 4th of July weekend. Janeen and Akili decided to have their wedding in Akili’s parent’s backyard, making for the perfect family and friends event. Janeen is originally from California, making for the perfect weather for a vintage California style backyard wedding. 🙂
Akili’s father is a professor, and couldn’t get enough of all of the wonderful artwork and artifacts throughout the house. Perfect spot to hang the dress!
Janeen’s mom was so sweet! I don’t think that there were any moments where she didn’t have a smile on her face. 🙂
Recycled wine and champaigne bottles? Yes please! AND- not to mention the fantastic mason jars. 🙂
See? Look at her mom’s beaming smile! Aww. Perfect! 🙂
Here’s the proof…. Let it be known that Janeen jumped higher.
The wedding cake was a rum soaked cake filled with the most delicious fruit, delicious butter, flour and sugar. It was amazing. Janeen’s mom spent all day on this family recipe.
The sunrise was amazing. Golden over the lake- casting a bright blue over the city and everything else. I don’t think we’ve ever seen Chicago in such a blue light. Perhaps its because it was just after 5am. 😉 And Megan and Jim are amazing people for being up that early with us- AND looking gorgeous so early in the morning might I add. The sun also had about 30 minutes of cloud cover after it rose, giving us a fantastic photo-op in the 7 Weeping Willows. My favorite tree- and seven of them! In downtown Chicago? Who knew?!?
Megan and Jim actually met at their friends wedding, almost 3 years ago. How perfect is that? They are set to get married later this summer at the Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst- a lovely area with a fantastic courtyard and magnificent historic house. Megan is so sweet- she asked us how we were doing in the middle of the wedding season- it’s the nurse in her. 🙂 Megan we are so excited for your wedding and to see your sisters and Jim’s brothers standing next to you two next month!
Blue cityscape AND golden sunlight? Yes please!
According to Ivan, Melissa used to keep his headshot at her desk from the moment she saw him. Melissa’s response was a stern smile. (No, she didn’t keep his headshot at her desk) Ivan is an actor/co-founder at Urban Theater Company and does work at bunches of theaters in town- one of which Melissa works at. 🙂 Which is how they met.
As a matter of fact, they share the same 1st date location as we do!! So we were more than happy to oblige to their request of Pick Me Up Cafe for their engagement session… with delicious milk shakes and all.
And who doesn’t love a bit of Puerto Rican heritage? The hand painted truck/cart was perfect! 🙂
Thanks for spending the evening with us! We’ll see you guys at Stan Mansion this fall. <3