Scott + Lindsay- Doubletree Downers Grove Illinois Wedding Photography

Scott and Lindsay have know each other since high school, but Lindsay’s graduate school in Optometry made it difficult for the two of them to date. Moving from Oklahoma to Phoenix, Scott wouldn’t let her slip away so he always made it a point to see her when she was back in Illinois visiting her family. After a romantic evening ice skating at Wrigley Field and dinner at Chicago Brauhaus, they decided to give a long distance relationship a chance. Fast forward two years, Scott had planned a celebration of the two year anniversary of the couple’s first “official” date. He wanted to take Lindsay ice skating, treat her to dinner at the Chicago Brauhaus, and finish the date by asking her to marry him in the living room of their condo. Like most events in life, it did not go quite as he planned. When Scott suggested to Lindsay that they dine at the Chicago Brauhaus that night, Lindsay suggested that they try somewhere new instead. When Scott suggested they might go ice skating, Lindsay thought it was too cold. In order to keep the element of surprise to the proposal, Scott agreed with Lindsay’s suggestions without blinking an eye. After dinner, they landed at nearby tiki bar Three Dots and a Dash. After a couple “drinks of impressive strength” the couple reminisced on their 13 years of friendship and Lindsay said that she knew the anniversary of their first date was coming up. Scott played along as Lindsay tried to pinpoint the exact date, even though he was quite aware that their first date was on December 28th, 2011. They left the bar agreeing that Scott should check his credit card statements from 2 years prior to verify the date and settle the issue. Turns out Scott had already done so. Once they made it home, Scott grabbed the ring he had previously hidden behind some books on a bookshelf in their living room when Lindsay wasn’t looking. He sat patiently on the couch and waited for Lindsay to come sit next to him. Rather than taking the hint, Lindsay once again threw off the plan by heading straight to bed. Scott decided to audible once more and took the ring into the bedroom and let Lindsay in on the secret. He told her of his plan to recreate their first date. He told her that he already knew the day of their first date because he had already checked his credit card statement. Lastly, he told her how he had hidden the ring on the bookshelf, and planned on asking her to marry him once they made it home – probably while sitting on the couch. Somewhat taken by surprise, Lindsay asked Scott if he still wanted to ask her to marry him that day, even though things hadn’t gone quite as planned. He said, “Absolutely.” Before Scott could blink, Lindsay was out of bed and back in the living room. Scott came out and got down on one knee to ask her to spend the rest of their lives together. Of course, she said yes! The following evening they celebrated with friends and on Sunday they finally enjoyed dinner and polka at the Chicago Brauhaus. A little over a year later, Scott and Lindsay said their vows at The Doubletree Downers Grove!

Florist: ZuZu Petals, LLC

Music: Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos

Escort Cards: Succulents by ZuZu Petals, hand painted numbers by bride’s step-father

Invitations: Design Lotus by Minted

Cake: Oak Mill Bakery

Dress: Stella York from Martellen’s in Lemont

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Rings: Ethan Lord Jewelers

Tuxedos: Ralph Lauren

Transportation: Scott’s Corvette

Photography: Brittany Lynn Studios

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