Joel moved to New York City in 2010 to follow his professional bridge career. Adriana moved to NYC in 2011 to follow her teaching career. They ended up both living in the same house as they pursued their dreams, and after a few months of friendship they started dating. After three years of game nights, movie dates, dance classes and trips to the museums, Joel and Adri decided to spend the rest of their lives together. Their romantic love story is like something out of the movies, so it was fitting that Adri and Joel were married at the gorgeous Mayne Stage in Chicago.
Adri and Joel arranged for a romantic "first look" near Lake Michigan, it was a magical and intimate moment when they saw each other for the first time.
Being near the beach has its perks during a hot August wedding - we saw an ice cream vendor and flagged him over, what better way to cool off on your wedding day than with a popsicle?!? The paletas also made for an adorable photo opportunity!
As the wedding party returned to the venue we snuck off to the beach for a few romantic pictures. I love the way these two look at each other, like there is no one else in the world.
When we returned by rickshaw, the stage was set for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. It was so beautiful to watch Adri and Joel exchange their vows under the lights in front of their closest friends and family.
After dinner Adri and Joel took to the stage for an epic first dance, kicking off an amazing night of celebrating the newlyweds.
Congratulations, Adriana and Joel, thank you for welcoming us to share this beautiful day with you! We wish you both a lifetime of happiness together!
To see all of Adriana and Joel's wedding photographs, click here