How you both met: We met at a bar in Columbia, SC. Stephen sent a friend to talk to me and my friend.

Your proposal: Stephen and Ethan proposed at my house with roses and he made dinner.

Style/Inspiration for your wedding: Water themed – I am obsessed with dolphins and the ocean. The Shedd Aquarium is my favorite place in Chicago and I love being on a boat!

Details that mattered to you: Location and the Chicago skyline. I am excited about the Chicago skyline views from the Odyssey.

What you love about your dress: I love the open back, beads and lace.


Second shooter: Sonce Landa 
Preparation: Embassy Suites Magnificent Mile 
Ceremony and Reception: The Odyssey 
Florist: Phillip’s Flowers 
Wedding Planner: Jena Warren, An Affair to Remember 
Cake: Bittersweet 
Wedding Dress Designer: Jasmine 
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal 
Makeup/Hair: Total Image 
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik