Musical Wedding with Melanie and Lyndon
Melanie and Lyndon’s special day was beautiful. The weather was perfect, and music filled the air... literally! As extreme music lovers, music was intertwined into almost every aspect of their wedding. Amongst the busy wedding preparations, Melanie started off the day spending a few precious moments playing the piano with her father. Music flowed through out the rest of the day from orchestras, live music bands, decorations, and even the speeches. As the Matron of honor said, “I’m so excited for their future together, and I’m so happy that my best friend has finally found the perfect accompanist. May the symphony of your life always be full of high notes.”
Everyone was so excited for both bride and groom, from the oldest guest to the young ring bearers and flower girls. The youngest flower girl made it just in time for the wedding- born only seven days before! No one wanted to miss any part of the ceremony, including Melanie. We caught the bride sneaking a peek as her bridesmaids left to walk down the isle. The ceremony was a mixture of being traditional, as well as including Filipino customs. Some rituals include the passing of the wedding coin purse, symbolizing the couples financial welfare. Another was a veil and cord, which represents the couple’s bond as two become one. Everyone participated in a special communion. The couple left the church as guest blew bubbles around them.
The reception took place at the Bolingbrook Golf Club in Bolingbrook. The decorations, done by Yanny Designs, were beyond amazing. Candle lit tables, beautiful center pieces, and fancy chairs for the bride and groom. The Bolingbrook Golf Club did something very neat by sending in a train of their smiling, friendly waiting staff to serve the bridal party their champaign. During the reception, Melanie prepared a special gift as a surprise for the groom. She played the piano, while the band sang a modified version of “Come Fly With Me” to fit their planned honeymoon to France. The happy couple left with music still buzzing through their heads, and love filling their joyful hearts.
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Kaylin Krashesky and John Risvold
Kaylin and John met during their years studying at the University of Missouri. Even though John knew at first meeting she was the 'One', it was years later they began dating. Then, one Thanksgiving day, John asked the life-changing question, to which Kaylin replied yes!
Kaylin Krashesky is also the daughter of Chicago's own WSL Channel 7 anchor man, Alan Krashesky. At the first look of the bride, Alen, choked up by tears,tells Kaylin that, "There are a few moments in life that make it impossible to speak... And you're one of them".
Their wedding was held at the beautiful Chicago Cultural Center. The couple's adventurous and fun-loving spirit was evident throughout the day. Weddings provide fun opportunities for a special reunions. In college, the bride and groom were involved in a fraternity and sorority. Members of these groups were once again connected after years of separation. During the reception, the bride and sisters from the sorority shared a memorable time lighting a candle and singing a song in respect for the organization through which they came to be friends. These pictures capture moments of love, laughter, and precious memories for bride and groom.
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