Erin and Ryan first met in 2016 while Erin was working. She is an ER nurse and he is a fireman/paramedic.
The First Date
Our first date was a Bulls game. We both love sports, so it was fun and casual and took any “first date awkwardness” away.
We knew pretty early on in our relationship that we were going to get married. I remember asking him only a few months after dating if he thought we would get married, and he said yes.
The Quirkiest things
We have two dogs who we love so much, so I think the quirkiest thing we both do is make up nicknames for them and songs about them.
Our proposal was amazing and perfect! Ryan booked a helicopter tour over Chicago and proposed as we were flying over Comiskey Park. We are both Sox fans, and one of our dog’s name is Comiskey. It was very special.
The Big Day
Our favorite part was getting to spend an entire day with our family and friends who love us so much and have supported us from day one. It was everything we could have dreamed of.
We never really had “a song” before we got married. We both love Dave Matthews Band and chose “You and Me” as our first dance. So now that is our song!
We chose The Haight because of its rustic look. We love the wood floors, exposed brick, and open layout. We also loved that we could have our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in one place! It was great for us and our guests.
My wedding dress was purchased from The Crystal Bride in Geneva. The designer is Stella York. The bridesmaid dresses are from David’s Bridal Vera Wang collection. The groom and groomsmen suits are from Men’s Warehouse. The designer is Joseph Abbound.
Marriage hasn’t changed our relationship…only made it stronger. You feel more connected and stronger as husband and wife. It’s nice!
Have fun with it! It can get very overwhelming, especially towards the end. Try and include your significant other as much as possible and ask for opinions. Take the help when family and friends offer.
First and foremost, our parents. Our wedding day would not have been possible without them and we are forever grateful for their love and support. Our best man, Steven McKevett, our Maid of Honor, Maggie Frodin, and our entire bridal party. The Haight, Leanne and all of the staff was amazing. They were always there to help with planning and answering any questions we had from day one. Our photographers, Jordan and Meg Imhoff, were amazing and our photos turned out better than we could have ever imagined. Town and Country Gardens did an amazing job with our flowers and décor! Tone Productions did a great job with our ceremony and reception!