VIRGINIA AND MARCUS 1.28.23
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We met on Hinge but knew some common people. We have been together for 3 years on our wedding day!
Our first date was at Virginia’s house where we hung out, had a few drinks, and continued to get to know each other with her two Dalmatians. Now we love going to comedy shows or out to a new restaurant.
It was just us in a hotel in Chicago. We were going to see a comedy show, Joe Rogan.
FAVORITE QUALITY IN YOUR PARTNER
His for her: her patience
Hers for him: his sense of humor
ADVICE FOR FUTURE COUPLES
Take a few moments, at different times throughout the night, to stop and look around with your partner and take it all in. Everyone is there for you and to celebrate your new adventure together.
FAVORITE PART OF PLANNING THE WEDDING
The ease of it all. The Meyer Ballroom and the staff were amazing and made it so much easier than I thought it would be.
HOW DID YOU PERSONALIZE YOUR WEDDING?
I made the centerpieces, gift bags, and activities for the kids. We also had a super small wedding party.
We choose the Meyer Ballroom because I used to work there and knew for years it was where I wanted to get married.
We tried to keep as many of our vendors as possible to small local businesses and support those we know.
CATERER – Reuland Food Service. (https://www.reulandfoodservice.com/)
DJ – Pete’s My DJ. Highly recommended and the groom went to school with his wife. (https://petesmydj.com/)
CAKE – Area 51 Cupcakery. We love their cupcakes and the bride knows the family from school. (https://area51cupcakes.com/)
FLORIST – Sola Wood Flowers. I could personalize, they were affordable, and I loved the natural feel of them. (https://solawoodflowers.com/)
PHOTOGRAPHER – Missy Donovan Photography. I found her on The Knot.com while doing research and when we talked, we clicked. (https://www.missydonovanphotography.com/)
DRESS SHOP – Wolsfelt’s. Went during a summer sale and found the dress. (https://www.wolsfelts.com/)
MAKEUP – iLana Aesthetics. A friend from High School who does amazing work. (https://ilanaaesthetics.glossgenius.com/)
HAIR – Jennifer Erickson. My hairstylist.