Misty Winter Photography

I love listening to stories of how the couples I work with first met and the inspiration behind how they chose the creative details for their wedding day! This past week I was honored to work with Mara and Mike.  

Mara and Mike were set up on a blind date by mutual friends and instantly connected over their shared passions of travel (they plan to kick off their marriage with a six month around-the-world backpacking trip!), good food, marathon running, and most importantly, friends and family. Five years later, during a trip to Puerto Rico Mike dropped a knee as the sun set over the ocean.

Having a mutual love for the city of Chicago, they wanted to incorporate the "energy and romance" of the city into their big day. Italian restaurant Spiaggia, with its "world-class food" and a variety of stunning event spaces to choose from, was the ideal place for this couple to hold their special day.