Julie and Calvin crossed paths early on at their small high school and started dating their junior year. Their love for one another grew over time and when it came time to propose, Calvin knew just what to do.
They both worked in downtown Chicago at the time and would often spend their lunch breaks watching tour boats go by on the Chicago River.
On one particular day, the two of them decided to go on the Architecture Tour on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. The moment the boat went out to Lake Michigan, Calvin got down on one knee and asked Julie to marry him.
With the most beautiful view of the city skyline behind him, Julie said yes!
We enjoyed the remainder of the tour as a newly engaged couple. We ended the evening by going to dinner at the Signature Room in the Hancock Building.
Julie and Calvin chose to celebrate their wedding day at The Haight because of the style and size of the venue. Calvin was looking for something unique and unlike any other wedding he had been to and Julie wanted some place that felt romantic and elegant.
The Haight was an obvious choice for us, and we are so thrilled that we had our wedding there!
My favorite part of the day was seeing all of the small details of planning finally come together and [be] appreciated and enjoyed by our closest friends and family.
We enjoyed the quiet, intimate moments as a couple and also enjoyed eating, dancing, and celebrating with our loved ones.
Julie and Calvin’s advice for newly engaged couples planning their wedding is to only care about the opinion of one another!
Everyone has their own style and opinion of how something should look, but what’s important is that you and your partner plan your dream wedding that you both will cherish forever.
Photographer: Christina Elizabeth Photography
Flowers: Kelly Flynn Florist | Catering: Cuisine America | Sweets: Dough Guys Bakery
Hair & Makeup: Amy Harnew| DJ: Essence Entertainment
Alcohol: Drinks on Me Catering | Ceremony Musicians: Kathy Laning & Cheryl VanBerkel