MIKIE + REED
DRAKE HOTEL CHICAGO WEDDING: CHICAGO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: MELISSA MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY: MIKIE + REED
The Drake: How do you narrow down a highlight reel of perfection? I mean, do you start at the bride got ready in the Princess Diana suite? (Where the princess herself would stay when in Chicago) Do I highlight the most insane floral & canopy for their ceremony? Perhaps that we got special permission to go up on the rooftop (despite it being a bazillion degrees below zero and ice everywhere) trying pop champagne under the neon lights? I say trying because we truly didn't know what would happen to the bottle when popped because it was that cold! Or most importantly...How can I narrow down the highlights of working with this couple, who are the most chill and fun pair. (They may or may not have made out on Princess Diana’s bed during their engagement. ) (: I just can’t narrow it down. So you’ll be seeing lots more of this one and these two!
But for now...I'll focus on the most important: Mikie & Reed. As glamorous as this day was (my goodness was it ever!), truly, these two are the true gems. Your hearts matched the big and beautifulness of your wedding day. You also enlist and entrust the people who are in your life as support. I love that quality about you. Something that not only helps run a good wedding day, but is something that's helpful as you build your life together. Keep having fun! Keep being confident in what you do and don't want. And keep being each other's great love. Excited to see the many chapters ahead for you guys! Thanks for letting me capture this one! It's been amazing.
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