Friends, it's time for Emily and Nate's beautiful Omni wedding! Their wedding had everything; beautiful florals, a show-stopping gown, lots of laughter, dinosaurs (yes! DINOSAURS!), and tons of dancing. They have such wonderful, loving family and friends, all of whom really know how to get down. I'm so excited to share this blog with all of you.
Before I do, you have to read how Nate proposed to Emily and why dinosaurs have sentimentality for them.
"Our parents decided they wanted to meet and picked Chicago as the place to do it. Both entire families decided to make the trip up on mild April weekend.
The plans that Saturday were that Nate would show his family around Chicago and Emily would hang out with hers before they head back to Indiana. Emily's mom wanted to tell his parents goodbye since she didn't get to properly the night before at the pizza place where they officially met. Emily found out that Nate and his family would be at the Field Museum so he suggested we meet them there, since it was on the way out of town. Upon arriving, Emily really needed to go to the bathroom but her family didn't want to pay to go in. So Emily and her brother Alex paid to go into the Field Museum as they waited for Nate's family to arrive. Emily received a text from her mom a short while later asking her to meet them outside by the large dinosaur.
Upon her arrival, Emily noticed that Nate's family was also there. (How'd they all know to meet there?) Nate walked up a few minutes later with his sisters then quickly asked to get a picture in front of the Dinosaur with his sisters before they went in. He's sister Marnee handed Emily the camera and while Emily was setting up the shot, a guitar started playing close by. Then Nate stopped Emily and began singing a song...He sang a blend of three songs while their families looked on. (side-note, their first dance will be one of those songs "Stand By Me") Emily was completely overwhelmed...didn't cry only shook with nerves and the fact that everyone was watching. Once Nate finished singing, he told Emily the reason he had brought her to the Dinosaur was when they first started dating Emily sent Nate a comic of two Dinosaurs that basically showed the small dinosaur always wanting to be close to the bigger one. So from that point on, they called the other their "Dino". So Nate wanted to bring Emily to the biggest Dino he could find. He then got down on one knee and asked Emily to marry him. And the extra best part...he got it all on camera!"
SO CUTE, RIGHT?!
Cheers to the newlyweds!
Photographer: Rebecca Shehorn Photography
Florist: Violets are Blue
Band or DJ: PBJ Pro DJs | Brian Carriger
Wedding Dress: The Wedding Studio | Martina Liana
Bridesmaids Attire: Bridesmaids' Choice
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Make-up Artist: Eye Do Makeup - Morgan
Hair Stylist: Tacey Mullen
Wedding Cake: Heavenly Sweets
Honeymoon: Mini-Moon to Cancun
Invitations: Bride DIY
Caterer: Omni In House