Hellooooo frieennnnds! Heeeeere commmmmmes the Chicago wedding of Kaaaaate and Douuuuggg!
Hi Doug. :) Mike, I love this image. Doug, I love your smile. YouTubin’ how to tie a tie…….meanwhile…First sight. :) Mike’s view.Bobbi’s view.Kate, your wedding day hair was fantastic!We almost died taking this… but, it was worth it!Her dress?! I’m kiiiiind of obsessed with it! It was the first BHLDN dress I’ve ever photographed… and it did not disappoint!
My favoriteHave I mentioned how much I adored her dress?!Fall in the Midwest is just the best! That’s called a Fall Midbest…Mike’s view on the left, mine on the right.Then it was off to their candlelit ceremony.
BestFriendBen was the videographer.First dance.Sorority song…
I haven’t posted images from our Unboxed Photobooth in a while… so it was time.Kate with her sorority sisters. Doug’s dad requested a photo pose inspired by the whiskey photo shoot scene in Lost in Translation. I have never seen that movie so I asked him what exactly he meant, he said I needed a drink and to make a face like the one he was making. I’d say I nailed it. ;) Hail hail the gang’s all here! Ben, Kate, Doug, Bobbi, Caroline, Mike.
wedding coordinator • Simply Perfect By Melissa
hair • Ramsay Marston
makeup • Traci Fine, Fine Makeup Art
florist • Exquisite Designs
videographer • Ben & Caroline, Rewind Documentaries
ceremony & reception venue • Gallery 1028
dj • Tim Scanlin – Answer Back Entertainment
cake(s) • West Town Bakery
dress • BHLDN
musicians • The Dog Patch Ramblers
wedding day beer • Arcade Brewery
processional • Blackbird and Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
recessional • All You Need is Love – The Beatles
introductions • Burning Down the House – Talking Heads
first dance • By the Way They Dance – Jump, Little Children
mother/son • Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo?ole (“IZ”)
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Kate: It isn’t really a moment, but dinner at the head table with our wedding party was really great. I don’t know if it will ever happen again that we will have all of our closest friends at one table like that.
Doug: The cake cutting because we were so excited for it all night (because there were so many flavors to try) and then in the end the cake was too dense for us to cut and our wedding planner had to do it for us. It was really delicious though.
Any advice for future bride/grooms?
Kate: Hire Bobbi and Mike! Also, Ben from Rewind was amazing and we loved our wedding video. And get a wedding planner. It is worth every penny.
Doug: Make sure your vest fits before the wedding day. Also learn how to tie a windsor knot if you don’t already know, otherwise your videographer will have to tie it for you. Really, you could just hire Rewind Documentaries and then you won’t need to bother learning how to tie the tie.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Kate: When Mike radioed and said that Doug was not wearing any socks before the first look. And then there was a back and forth between Bobbi, Ben, Ben’s assistant and Mike to confirm that Doug did, in fact, have socks. Also, when, for the video, Bobbi asked what part of the wedding I was most excited for and I said the beer (we got some amazing custom made craft beers for the wedding).
Doug: When we couldn’t find they keys to the wine box during the ceremony.
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Kate: I would have had ordered breakfast to the hotel where we were getting ready. We tried to go out and get food, but everything was closed downtown because it was a saturday.
Doug: I would have tried more cake flavors!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Napa for a couple of days and then later a full honeymoon to Costa Rica.
Thanks for everything friends!