Alby & Ryan tied the knot during a church ceremony then moved to Venue SIX10 for their modern gold and white wedding reception in the heart of Chicago.
How they met: Ryan and Alby first met each other at church when they were just in middle school. Though they were shy and didn’t say much to each other during their years in youth group they both look back it now and describe how their crush began right then. Through all their years growing up they both were nervous and shy to connect, and life went on they separated in their paths. Alby ended up moving overseas to Australia where she was working as a nurse and loved her life over there. She came home for a family wedding and Ryan happened to be there (orchestrated by Alby’s sister). They got to talking and Ryan ended up asking for her number. Over the course of those few weeks they began seeing each other more and more.
From the planner: The day of the wedding I will never forget the room reveal. It was a moment they wanted for the two of them to see the space with everything we had worked towards. When they came down the elevator and the doors opened the pure joy and awe that they had on their faces proceeded by the jumping up in down while they embraced and held hands was one of the most touching moments I have ever witnessed at a wedding. They enjoyed their day to their fullest and periodically I would see them taking a moment to just enjoy each other and sneak away. They didn’t let the day slip by and took it all in.
Photographer: Michael Nguyen Photography//Transportation: Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.//Design and Decor: AFR Furniture Rental & Event Furnishings//Cinema and Video: AG Garza Wedding Films //Transportation: Aries Charter Transportation//Linens and Coverings: BBJ Linen//Lighting: Craft Lighting//DJ: ETS Mobile Productions //Equipment Rentals: Halls Rental//Caterer: J&L Catering//Ceremony Location: St. Benedict Catholic Church//Event Planner: Storybook Weddings & Events//Invitation Designer: Studio M Creations//Beauty: The Beauty Crew//Hair Stylist: The Beehive//Floral Designer: The Flower Firm//Bakery: Toni Patisserie and Cafe//Museum: Venue SIX10