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Feb 24, 2010

Sweet and Simple Purple Wedding With a True Love Story

Kevin Weinstein of Kevin Weinstein Photography recently sent us Mandy & Petar’s simple purple wedding. They have been together for 12 years and although they grew up and lived 10 minutes apart in Chicago, they couple met at a soccer tournament in Canada. Eventually they found themselves as high school sweethearts and then now newlyweds. Kevin asked them why it took them to long to finally tie the knot. Kevin explained that this about the couple, ” They were never in a hurry.  I think, for them, time passed too quickly as they both enjoyed year after year of each other’s company.  High school, college, finding jobs: basically, starting a life individually, as well as together, was more important to them than a certificate.  They started to talk/plan the wedding a few years ago, but one of their father’s passed away, and then the other father passed away shortly thereafter.  So it didn’t seem like the right time.”

When the right time came, there was no stopping this wedding! Kevin described seeing “a true understanding and acceptance” between the pair. How much more wonderful is it to be a guest or vendor at a wedding where you know the couple is the real deal and they are really going to make it, no matter what life throws their way.

The ceremony took place at the Joseph Bond Chapel on the University of Chicago Campus while the reception was held at the Smart Museum of Art also on campus. The bride wore a beautiful Monique Lhullier gown while the groom donned Versace.

Love these sweet first look photos

Such a great idea to use parents and grandparents photos in your wedding

  • Love her dress! And the escort cards are fabulous! Love that they are a mish mash of prints. Rich, lush details.

  • It is wonderful to see a Chicago wedding from one of the city’s best photographers!

  • What a beautiful wedding by Kevin Weinstein! So happy to see a local wedding featured on the blog.

  • Completely stunning, every detail! Anyone know what style the gown is? I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it, even from ML.

  • i love the flower details on the dress, LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

  • Sarah

    Simple, yet elegant. I also love those escort cards! Such a great idea 🙂

  • STUNNING! who was the floral designer… the bouquet s phenonenal:)

  • That shade of purpley-eggplant is SO striking and gorgeous against her ivory gown! Love it… And yay for Kevin!

  • What a great wedding!! So chic!!

  • Love the bouquet of baby’s breath and allium!

  • tara

    i love the way the photographer capture the bride glowing as she entered the church. Totally my favorite picture

  • My favorite part of a wedding is getting the opportunity to document a first look. Love it! It is a priceless moment!!!

  • This is such a beautiful wedding!!! I totally love working with Kevin and have done a couple of events at Bond Chapel as well. The place cards are my favorite!! Well done!

  • That dress is AMAZING! Love her bouquet also.

  • Thanks everyone! yes, her bouquet is beautiful, eh!? Leila asked me who did her flowers, and it turns out it was DIY. She bought the flowers at Trader Joe’s the day before, watched a few Martha Stewart videos, and voila! She is obviously talented and gifted. Email me directly if you have any more questions.

  • Christia

    Her wedding dress is STUNNING!! And you know I appreciate a couple that isn’t in a “rush.” 😉

  • Great summary, this is very similar to a site that I have. Please check it out sometime and feel free to leave me a comenet on it and tell me what you think. I’m always looking for feedback.

  • I ordered this dress the second week of November and received it last night. I am so pleased with it! It has exceeded my expectations and all of my friends are very impressed!!! I don’t have much experience with wedding dresses but I love it!

  • great points altogether, you just gained a new reader.
    What would you recommend in regards to your put up that you just made a few days ago?
    Any positive?

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