We would never have imagined that when we ended our 2019 season in December, our worlds would be turned upside down within few short months. As we planned our 2020 wedding season, we were looking forward to shooting weddings beginning in April and stretching throughout the year. March hit and the world was put on hold, as were all our of our couple’s perfectly planned weddings.
As we reached out to all our 2020 couples, we expressed our sadness and shared in our frustration with having to put their beautiful wedding days on hold. Some of our couples chose to postpone, some cancelled, and some chose to get married anyway.
Lauren and Jeromy had chosen to put their big 2020 wedding on hold but could not wait to be wed and merge their two families into one. It was easy for us to really relate to these two from the start. Lauren and Jeromy had never expected to find their perfect soulmate at such a chaotic time in their lives. They connected over their love of live music, Broadway musicals, and long walks along the Chicago River. Having children of the same age, it was important for Lauren and Jeromy to include their children mindfully in their wedding festivities and the blending of their families.
Lauren and Jeromy chose to have a small intimate backyard Jewish ceremony to be officially married. Attendance included, their children, Lauren’s parents, and the Rabbi. Every individual detail was celebrated even more – from the signing of the ketubah to the wearing of Lauren’s father’s bar-mitzah tallit.
We wish Lauren and Jeromy a blessed first year of marriage and look forward to the big celebration next summer.
Thank you to all the vendors who helped make Lauren & Jeromy ‘s day special.
Officiant: Rabbi Taron Tachman
Bridal Dress Shop: JJ’s House
Make-Up Artist: Leesi B
Hair Stylist: Magnificent Brides
Bakery: Oak Mill Bakery