Heather was working for a local marketing firm when she was asked to research and collect college marketing materials at a local college fair. As she gathered different brochures with her co-worker, she spotted Dan. He was working the Chicago State University booth as a favor to a friend, and Heather decided she wanted to talk to him …. so she did.
After a brief professional conversation, Heather left her business card with Dan and was delighted to receive a call from him a few days after. They talked business which led to Heather’s company’s pitch : a signed baseball that read “ready for our pitch?”. Dan, who happened to be the assistant baseball coach unknown to Heather, was intrigued. They met at Starbucks to go over Heather’s pitch which turned into a successful business meeting and then a first date.
Over time, Dan knew he had found his match. He asked Heather to spend the rest of her life with him beside the Brooklyn Bridge. Last Saturday, in front of their closet friends and family, their reaffirmed their love to each other and became husband and wife.
Heather + Dan – I am so happy the world has a couple like you in it. You are amazing individuals, but together you are magnetic. It was such an honor to document your love, and I feel truly blessed to have played a small part in a truly remarkable day. Much love + gratitude …. Brittany.
Heather glowed with excitement as her mom zipped her into her wedding dress.
When Heather’s father, Mike, saw her for the first time, he had to fight back tears (as did I).
Heather and Dan planned to marry next July, but they decided to wed this year to ensure her father could be apart of their wedding day.
Heather, you are simply gorgeous!
The couple professed their love to one another at the charming First United Methodist Church in West Dundee.
Pure joy …. and Dan’s reaction to seeing Heather mirrored her excitement.
It was a beautiful ceremony complete with lots of love and tradition.
The first kiss as husband and wife.
The December weather was cold but blessed us with a fresh dusting of beautiful snow.
Dan has the ability to make Heather laugh instantly, and it is one of the things she loves about him most.
One of the many reasons Dan said he fell in love with Heather was because of her big heart. She is always worried about those around her and gives selflessly.
A favorite !!!
Guests warmed up and celebrated Dan and Heather at the St. Charles Country Club.
The cake topper was a prelude to their first dance.
Friends and family spoke about Heather and Dan with much love and admiration …
and stories complete with utter laughter.
As Heather and Dan danced to “The Best Is Yet To Come” by Frank Sinatra guests felt the gravity of their love.
As everyone enjoyed dinner and dancing, Heather and Dan snuck in a few kisses.