Before we can tell you about Jody and Mikes Chicago wedding at The Renaissance Blackstone Hotel we have to share how it all started…
Last year in July, Mike took Jody out for their one year anniversary to The Terrace at Trump. It had been raining all day and the terrace was closed off for everyone…besides Jody and Mike. Jody had no clue what was coming her way. At the end of dinner they got fortune cookies filled with hints that something may come their way very soon. Jody still had no clue. Mike proposed to Jody at the terrace and Jody was completely speechless and shocked and of course excited too. One of the first things Jody mentioned was if her family knew about it and if not she had to tell them right away. Mike calmed her and told her they would call everyone tomorrow and in the meantime should go out for drinks to celebrate. They get to the bar and as they walk in, all of their close family and friends were there to celebrate a new chapter in Jody and Mike's life. Now that is a nicely planned engagement!
They had a very nice traditional wedding. Their ceremony was at the beautiful Holy Name Cathedral. It was very emotional when Jody was walking down the aisle and Mike seeing her for the first time, his face lit up. After the ceremony we went to stop some traffic on Michigan Ave where Jody and Mike had the absolute perfect dip with a kiss and a flying veil (see below). After a fun and chilly session we went back to Blackstone Hotel right in time for cocktail hour. At their reception they had amazing music played by DJ Lee Michaels and he really got their guests dancing. There was a very neat surprise by Mikes niece for the newlywed couple, she choreographed and performed her own tap dance for them. Jody and Mike had an incredible wedding filled with lots of love from both family and friends and we were super honored to be there and capture the special moments.
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