Summer has finally arrived in Chicago but the heat last weekend didn't keep Ashley, Chas and their amazing bridal party from having a great time and dancing the night away. Here's a peek into this happy day! Many thanks to the these great vendors for working their magic:
She loved spotting the tallest guy in
the room and striking up a conversation. He would find the prettiest
girl in the room, make sure he'd position himself directly behind her
at the bar, so when she grabbed her drink and turned around, she'd
be bound to run into him and they'd have a not so random, random
interaction (genius by the way Derek!) Who would have thought that
in what started out as an innocent dating strategy, would lead to a
truly serendipitous love story.
A few weeks ago I got to spend a truly
magical afternoon with Alexandra & Derek at Montrose Harbor.
Not only did I get to witness how amazing these two are together, but
I also got to share their love for the open water on their stunning
boat. It's easy to see what Derek sees in Alexandra –
she's not just a pretty face, but a genuine, warm soul that truly
shares his love for all things nautical. Between the sweet story of
how they met and their easy going demeanor, these two truly charmed
me - I can't wait for the wedding at Columbia Yacht Club this August!
There are many beautiful views of the
Chicago skyline, but how many can you enjoy feeling as comfortable as
in your own back yard, eating food that rivals any of the city's top
restaurants in the company of great people? This is the Columbia Yacht Club and for years now, I've had the privilege and the honor of
documenting some very special events happening in this truly magical
One of the more recent occasions was
the Commodore's Reception. Despite the fact that Chicago has yet to
see a decent summer day, the weather gods were on our side. That
combined with the amazing entertainment by Chicago's own Paris Swing Band, a world class menu by the hard working kitchen of the Columbia Yacht Club and glorious desserts by Vanille Patisserie – a good
time was had by all!!! On a side note, can I just mention that the
“Royal” dessert was SO amazing, I tracked that baby down the next
week and surprised my husband with it for his birthday!