Courtney + Joey matched on Coffee Meets Bagel in January of 2016 and exchanged a simple, “hey whats up?” After about a week, Joey asked Courtney if she wanted to meet up with him and some friends downtown. After politely declining ‘a night out with the bros,’ Courtney realized they had a mutual friend and ended up meeting up with them in her pajamas. From the first second they met – it was a match. After almost two years of dating, Joey took Courtney on the best date ever. They went to one of their favorite spots, Enolo Wine Bar, and as he sweat profusely – Joey said he wanted their, “forever to start now,” and it was the easiest YES of Courtney’s life.
Courtney + Joey got married on September 1, 2018 at the beautiful City Winery in the West Loop of Chicago. It was a gorgeous day – despite the slight rain interruption in the middle of the ceremony! After that, everything went off without a hitch and they celebrated with their closest family and friends. Check out some of our favorite moments below! All my love to Courtney + Joey.
VENDOR CREDITS // Wedding Dress Designer: Jenny Yoo Collection | Bridesmiad Dresses Designer: Jenny Yoo Collection | Tuxedo Designer: The Black Tux | Hair Stylist: Fearless and Bella, Nancy Sanchez | Make-up Artist: Fearless and Bella, Nancy Sanchez | Wedding Coordinator: Shannon Gail Events – Breanna Manzie | Videographer: Shutter and Sound Films | Florist: Flowers by Stem – Stephanie Stopka | Cake Artist: City Winery Chicago | Band: Owen Stevenson and Company (Blue Water Kings) | Paper Goods Designer: Minted | Ceremony/Reception Venue/Caterer: City Winery Chicago
Now that it’s the new year, our wedding stuff is over, and I’m tying up allllll the loose ends that went undone last year due to the craziness of planning two weddings in the middle of wedding season – I’m back to the blog. This week – Desi + Justin at Armour House in Lake Forest. This venue was a dream. It was my first time at Armour House – and even looking back at the photos I feel like I’m transported to another world. Check out the gorgeousness that is Desi + Justin:
VENDOR CREDITS // Photographer: Jill Tiongco Photography, Jill and Nicki | Wedding Dress Designer: Alessandra Rinaudo, Bella Bianca | Bridesmiad Dresses Designer: Dessy Collection | Tuxedo Designer: Brooks Brothers | Hair Stylist: Murphy’s Beauty Law | Alex | Make-up Artist: Murphy’s Beauty Law | Lauren | Wedding Coordinator: Simply Elegant Group | Lindsay, Gina | Videographer: Petit Four Films | Florist: Life in Bloom | Cake Artist: Deerfield Bakery | DJ: Stitely Entertainment | Paper Goods Designer: Lydia Evans | Ceremony Venue/Reception Venue/Caterer: Armour House