Sometimes, it seems, that people enter your life exactly at the right time. And that is how it began for Courtney and Grant. While at a friends BBQ, they met, starting talking, and soon realized that they had both went the University of Arizona together and in a way, the world got smaller. They laughed about the fact that they may have been at the same places at the same time, yet they never ran into each other. So in a way, fate brought them together at the exact right moment … while they were both in Chicago so that a perfect relationship could grow.
Courtney and Grant promised a lifetime of love in front of their closest friends and family in an intimate ceremony officiated by bride’s mother at the Floating World Gallery. From the candle filled room to the beautiful hand written vows, the room was full of so much beauty. They thought of perfect little touches to celebrate their Chicago wedding from the handmade ” G & C ” lights DIYed by the couple, a dictionary guest book, and Mexican food catered by the Tamale Spaceship (amazing!!!). One of my favorite elements of their day was that they each each wrote their own definition of love to one another which they shared during their ceremony. Both were such great definitions, but I especially loved Grant’s definition : “Love is a promise of forever.”
Courtney + Grant – I am so sad that this day has come and gone already because it was so magical, I’d love to do it over and over again. It really was the best day ever. Your friends and family made us feel like yours, and I am forever grateful that I was able to tell the story of your love and wedding. love and xo – Brittany
A very special thank you to my friend and second photographer, Nicole Morisco, along with all the other amazing creative team members who helped make this day possible for Courtney + Grant.
VENUE : floating world gallery // CATERING : tamale spaceship // EVENT COORDINATOR : a family affiar to remember, jennarose mostacchio // FLOWERS + CENTERPIECES : diy by bride and bride’s stepmom, melony kelly // C + G SIGN : DIY bride + groom // OFFICIANT : bride’s mother, cathy kelly turner // DJ : dj chicago // UPLIGHTING : millennium decorations // RENTALS : class party rental // WAIT STAFF : carol’s event staffing // MAKE-UP : pin me up // HAIR : pin me up // BRIDE’S DRESS : david’s bridal // BRIDE’S SHOES : michael kors // BRIDE’S JEWELRY : the left bank // BRIDESMAID DRESS : david’s bridal // BRIDESMAID JEWELRY : various // FLOWER GIRL DRESS : the princess and the boutique // GROOMSMEN SUITS : owned by groomsmen, various // PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT: nicole morisco //PHOTOGRAPHY : brittany bekas photography