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

0 responses to “Sweet and Simple Purple Wedding With a True Love Story

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

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

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  6. 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!

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