Fall in Chicago, holding a cup of coffee close for warmth, a sprinkle of rain changing to bright sunshine, and the warmth of family was the backdrop to telling the story of Jackie and Grant.
Laughter seemed to be the main theme and the wardrobe was newly gifted pyjamas for getting ready. Although years have passed and her little girl is all grown up, Jackie’s mom helped her with stepping into her dress and putting on her shoes. Hugs, giggles, comparing shoes with her sister and cheers-ing with a little bubbly, her morning was complete and her afternoon of seeing her love and exchanging vows was about to begin.
Grant spent the last bit of getting ready with the guys by having a professional shave before heading to the Museum of Contemporary Art where he would see Jackie for their first look.
She walked up behind him, and in what she calls more “Jackie style” Grant received a smack on the back-side. Laughter seemed to still be the main theme – their First Look was true to them and their hearts.
The ceremony/reception with close family and friends was at Chief O’Neill’s pub, a place just minutes away from the apartment they had in Chicago. Stories from siblings, detailed descriptions from the matchmakers, board games to get the fun started, and an impromptu “Gangnam Style” performance … laughter seemed to be the main theme of the day and Jackie+Grant delivered a stellar performance.
Jackie+Grant – it is with the utmost pleasure and honour to be able to call you friends. We are so happy to have been able to spend your day with you, and for inviting us out to try some deep dish pizza with you and your family the night before your wedding day.
To see more of their wedding, CLICK HERE FOR A SLIDESHOW!… or watch it here below! The song “Perfect Day” courtesy of Joe Manchisi – used with permission. Follow this URL to find his music: itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-ghost-you-know-is-there/id571431976
Jackie was absolutely stunning in her green gown.
She made the flowers. Can you say expert DIY-er?!
Just hangin’ at the MCA Chicago … that’s how he rolls.
The First Look … Jackie style!
Photographers: Brent + Patti
Baker: West Town Bakery & Diner
Makeup / Hair: Studio Within Salon and Spa
Ceremony / Reception / Caterer: Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant Chicago