Alexis + Travis

How did you meet?

We met in college through mutual friends. We talked for hours when we first met, and the rest was history.

When did you know they were the one?

Very early on – we both just knew. It was definitely one of those “when you know, you know” moments.

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

Romantic, down to earth and intelligent

Who proposed and how?

Travis proposed to me at the Chicago Botanic Garden during the holiday light show. Little did I know, he was nervous and scoping out the perfect spot the whole time we walked through the light show. He surprised me near the big lit up arch where he got down on one knee. It was just perfect!

Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?

Bella Bleu Bridal! Viviana was amazing helping me find the perfect dress. I had already saw Harlow online and was dying to try it on! Once I tried it on, I couldn’t get it out of my head and none of the other dresses could top it. The lace, the flower petals, the sparkle – it was just perfect!! I had a seamstress (Grace Designs) convert the Harlow veil into a cape that attached at my shoulders, and she added pearls from my late mother’s wedding dress onto the flower petals on my cape. It turned out amazing, exactly what I envisioned

What advice would you tell other brides?

This is your wedding day, no one else’s! Stick to what you envisioned. You don’t want any regrets!

What was the best moment for you at your wedding? 

My husband’s reaction when he first saw me walk down the aisle. This is why I insisted on not doing a first look!

Any standout vendors?

Ginda Photography, Blue Daisy Floral Design, Armour House




Armour House


Klaud 9 Beauty


Ginda Photography


Blue Daisy Floral Design


Bella Bleu Bridal