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Amy & Brandon

Amy & Brandon met through a mutual friend shortly after college. They dated for several months until Brandon relocated for work, causing them to momentarily lose touch.

Seven years later, Brandon moved back to Chicago. Without prior knowledge, both Amy & Brandon signed up for the same softball league! On the first game, they crossed paths once again. After a flirtatious encounter, Brandon asked Amy out on a date. It is no doubt that these two were meant to be together!

Brandon had sneakily planned out a beautiful engagement for Amy. He decorated their apartment with balloons, rose petals, streamers, pictures, and ring pops. How thoughtful! He also hid the photographers from Amy, who had no clue that her life was about to change.

When she arrived home, in attempt to distract her from what was about to happen, Amy’s parents made a fake real estate call while a friend assisted by holding the door.

Brandon then popped the question and the photographers recorded the proposal.

SHE SAID YES!!!

But wait...there's more!

After composing themselves and calling a ton of friends and family, Brandon and Amy went with their families to Lottie's Bar, Amy's favorite KU bar. Amy’s friend set up a section for them to sit and watch the game and celebrate and when they arrived, many of their other friends were congregated in that section ready to congratulate and celebrate with them. Amy had a smile pasted across her face as she was still red from the first surprise. 

Hold on...there's still more? You gotta be kidding me!

As Amy stood there hugging friends, a circle formed around her and two people came upstairs from the basement with a bottle of champagne. Tracy and Amanda, two of Amy's closest friends from college had flown in from Minneapolis and Dallas and worked with Brandon to surprise their friend on her big day. What a special and memorable proposal!

Check out this cute couple’s wedding photos below:

Amy looked absolutely stunning in her MoriLee gown, “Marissa”. This organza ballgown features a flounced skirt with horsehair trim.

My dress shopping experience was fantastic. I worked with Diane and she was amazing. She let me try on any and all styles I wanted to and gave her opinion on what would work best for my body. She was a doll and I am SO incredibly happy with my dress!
— Our #HCTBRIDE, Amy

From all of us at Here Comes the Bride, we wish Amy & Brandon a lifetime of love and happiness. It was our pleasure working with you and helping you find the dress of your dreams. You looked beautiful and thank you so much for being an #HCTBride.


DETAILS

WEDDING DATE: March 3, 2018

VENUE: Renaissance Chicago North Shore in Northbrook IL

PHOTOGRAPHER: Cobalt Photography, Brad

DRESS: Here Comes the Bride, MORILEE “Marissa”

SARAH & JOE

We can't express how happy we are about the volume of #HCTBride submissions!  Thank you everyone who has sent them in, please keep them coming!  

Next up on our featured #HCTBride are newlyweds sweet Sarah and Joe. 

 

Sarah and Joe met online, with Joe initially sending a message wondering about Sarah's zebra TOMs, their love of baseball and his first day teaching.  They instantly hit it off and years later, decided to relocate together to Los Angeles. Last March, in front of both of their families, Joe proposed!  She said "yes!" and from afar, they planned their Chicago wedding.

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The wedding featured the same elements that brought them together, baseball and TOMs.  Though she did not wear the same zebra TOMs, but aballet wedge.  All of the details of their  wedding beautifully told the story of Sarah and Joe.  True to their wedding hashtag, the wedding was a #grandslam!

Check out this beautiful couple's photos! 

Sarah looked absolutely beautiful in her MoriLee Moiselle dress!  Breathtaking and stunning, this cap sleeve ball gown features tulle with embroidered appliqués and an off the shoulder v-neck bodice.  

Sarah had a great experience dress shopping with us, finding that our dresses were unique and beautiful.  She became a part of our #HCTBride family when she said yes to the dress! It was wonderful getting to know Sarah and her family throughout her appointments and we are so happy to share her story. 

Sarah had a great experience dress shopping with us, finding that our dresses were unique and beautiful.  She became a part of our #HCTBride family when she said yes to the dress! It was wonderful getting to know Sarah and her family throughout her appointments and we are so happy to share her story. 

From all of us at Here Comes the Bride, we wish Sarah and Joe the best on this wonderful journey, as you build your new lives together.  Thank you for being a beautiful #HCTBride! 

 

 

DETAILS

Date: May 19, 2018

Venue: Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

Photographer: Gold Grid Studios

Dress: MoriLee, Here Comes the Bride

CHESSA & BOB

~Congratulations on being our first featured #HCTBride!~

 

Our beautiful #HCTBride Chessa met her husband Bob several years back.  They dated briefly during high school before going their separate ways, only to reconnect 5 years later.  Eventually, they began dating and after being together for 10 years, Bob surprised Chessa with a beautiful proposal at Fullersburg Woods.  Surrounded by dear friends and family, Bob asked Chessa to marry him!  She said yes! The celebration resumed at Wrigley Field, where the newly engaged couple enjoyed a Cubs game in the bleachers.  Chessa and Bob enjoy distance running, travelling the world and raising their 3 adopted puppies together.  They are excited about their new life together, hoping to be full of adventures, longlasting memories and of course, dogs! 

Check out this beautiful couple's photos:

Chessa looked absolutely stunning in her vintage, Hollywood inspired Martina Liana dress.  Featuring an open back, crepe skirt and a flashy, beaded illusion neckline, this gown screams sophisticated!  

From all of us at Here Comes the Bride, we would like to wish Chessa and Bob a lifetime of happiness.  May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy and thank you for being a #HCTBride!  

If you are a #HCTBride and would like to be featured on our blog or Instagram, click here.  

 

DETAILS

  • WEDDING DATE: August 4, 2018
  • VENUE: Warehouse 109 
  • PHOTOGRAPHER: Jovana Irene Photography. 
  • DRESS: Martina Liana, Here Comes the Bride

Thank You, #HCTBrides

We are SO thrilled to begin blogging about our wonderful brides!  We strive to make finding the dress of your dreams an unforgettable experience!  We love getting to know each and every one of you. With that being said, we absolutely LOVE when we see your beautiful photos!  We wish all of our brides congratulations on your special day and thank you for letting us be a part of it!

 If you are a #HCTBride and would like to be featured on our social media, click here.  

Rose, Samantha, Jenna, Era, Rudi, Jenny, Amelia & Olivia

The HCTB Team