Q&A with Bride to be Stacey
How did you two meet? Alex and I met about 6 yrs ago when he stared working at the same place as I do. (dating in 2009) He has moved on to a new career now.
The Ring? Alex found the stone….then we looked at several mounts…..I narrowed it down to a few..then he found the one and had the stone set…. I knew the ring was complete but had to wait…he made me wait about 2 months for it.
Proposal story? Alex proposed on July 4th this past year….It was spear of the moment….We were at his brothers that day for party and that evening we were going to watch the city’s fireworks(in a private place) and he encouraged all our family to join but no one wanted to go…..Little did they know what Alex was up to. He waited till the end…the finale to pull out the ring and ask.
Wedding plans? Rustic-chic wedding-while being fun and laid-back with games, handmade burlap banners, wooden wedding signs– all in a great indoor/outdoor space
Jean is a lovely mom-to-be of baby Mason currently living in Columbus, Indiana. She wanted to capture her ~7ish month old baby bump before she heads to England to live and have her little peanut. We shot these images last week, I have the images edited in 2 days, and album layout and ordered within a week. I was beyond happy to get everything done for Jean in a super speed mode as her maternity images are to die for and should be enjoyed before sweet baby Mason arrives this summer.
Q&A with Bride to be Rachel:
Where did you meet?
Erin and I attended Illinois Wesleyan University and officially met our sophomore year when we studied abroad together in Madrid. However, he’s since spilled that he “knew of me” before that because he’d seen me around campus and thought I was pretttyy. And I definitely noticed him during a meeting for our study abroad program – he showed up after swimming laps, and his hair was all askew and he smelled like chlorine. Just like I like ’em.
How did he propose?
He proposed in the Sculpture Garden of the Art Institute of Chicago. It was a beautiful Sunday morning and there weren’t too many onlookers, so he didn’t have any performance anxiety. Although, I do remember there being a lot of squirrels around. Anyway, immediately after we both hugged, smiled, and kissed the rest of the day away. And drank mimosas… it was divine.
Who chose the ring?
Erin did! It’s a family piece and I feel very honored to wear it.
Honestly, joking around with you was the best part! I’m so glad we found a photographer that we can connect with. Also, the garden where we took the pictures smelled AMAZING. So many cherry blossoms.
We’ll be married in the chapel of alma mater and then we’ll dine at a local farm-to-table restaurant in Bloomington, IL.