We are so excited to announce our top 5 love stories! All submissions were just lovely and it made it tough to choose our top 5.
There are two significant moments in my life where both times I was wearing a white dress. The first was the day I met my future husband, and the second was the day I married my husband. Here is our love story…
My blonde wig, my white Marilyn Monroe dress, and high heels were all packed for a fun Halloween weekend road trip that my best friend and I would be embarking on together. We traveled from Chicago to celebrate Halloween at a friend’s house who attended Butler University in Indianapolis. A half hour into the party I spotted a bald eagle from across the room and had to ask about his costume since it was clearly homemade and haphazardly constructed. From that first “hello” onward, Marilyn Monroe and the bald eagle were inseparable the remainder of the night.
Little did I know the man in the eagle costume would become my husband 6 years later. We dated long distance as we finished our undergrad and during my many visits to visit Joey at Butler we made a lot of special memories together around campus. He asked me to be his wife by leaving clues and roses scattered all across Butler’s campus that led me to various places where we had shared laughs and good times including the house we met that Halloween night. At the very end of my hunt, the sun was starting to set and he was waiting atop of the Bell Tower with the last rose that made up my bouquet, a gorgeous ring, and the amazing goose bump producing words of, “Will you marry me?”
We were married on June 28th, 2014 on a perfect summer day in Libertyville, IL. I have never felt more beautiful in my life as I walked down the aisle to my future husband. I wore Tara Keely style 2052 and my bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5357 which both matched the romantic and soft look I was going for.
I knew early on in our relationship that Joey was my soulmate and I knew early on in our engagement that Tara Keely would be the dress I would wear for our special day.
Dress Purchased from Volle’s Brial Boutique in Lake Zurich, IL
For more pictures from their special day check out their post on our Real Weddings page!