Elizabeth + Mychal

How did you meet?

Mychal and I met playing broomball in Chicago, which I was unaware was outside, on ice, in the middle of winter. It was also very far away and I didn’t have a car, so someone on the team was suppose to drive me each week, but that person ended up never going to a game, so somehow Mychal got roped into driving me. I didn’t think he liked me though because he never came out for drinks after and I don’t know how he would have found me attractive in my 10 layers of clothing and my very obvious lack of coordination on ice. But one Saturday I got a random text from him and we met out that night. He even waited in line to get into the bar which he DOES not do. We went on our first official date later that week!

When did you know they were the one?

We went to a wedding on New Years Eve and on the shuttle ride back we said I love you to each other for the first time.

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

We have the same sense of humor and love quoting movies. We wrote our own vows and both confessed that we wanted to write them solely in movie quotes. He is also a big planner, which is so refreshing after dating men who’s idea of a date was walking around the city until something looked good. He also makes sure that not only me but also my friends, family and animals are taken care of and having a good time.

Who proposed and how?

I kind of invited myself to my own proposal. Mychal had a trip to London planned with his friend to see a Chelsea soccer game and London is my favorite city so I was like I’m definitely coming. But at least he took advantage of the moment and proposed to me at the Tate Modern on the viewing deck that overlooks St. Paul’s and the Thames. He did give away the surprise as he was VERY adamant that we go to the Tate Modern together and that I could not go alone while he was working.

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

I first saw the dress Rosey on Instagram and immediately loved it. I tried it on at Bella Bleu Bridal in Winnekta, IL with my sister in law and when I tried it on she immediately said, that is such a Liz dress. It was so unique and exactly what I was looking for. I had an appointment at another dress store the following weekend and literally hated every dress I tried on and immediately ordered Rosey.

What was the best moment for you at your wedding? 

Taking sunset photos after dinner; that was the one thing we wanted to do, since that is our thing when we’re up north at the lake house. I was so worried the weather wouldn’t cooperate, but it was incredible. Everyone ran outside of the tent as soon as speeches were over to take photos and they turned out amazing!

What were your favourite details? 

I loved that I chose the Rosey with two different color tones that really made the confetti pop. The slit was also clutch when it got really hot, and we took some fun photos with the really long matching veil. I wore shoes that were basically disco balls that went perfectly with the dress.

What advice would you tell other brides?

Don’t feel like you have to do something on your wedding day just because it’s a tradition or someone says you HAVE to have a cake or HAVE to toss the bouquet. Traditions can help give the day some structure but if you force it, it won’t feel authentic.

Any standout vendors?

Literally all of them were amazing. 307 Events set up a beautiful tent and had lots of fun little things to rent. Our photographers, Michael and Brook of Allen Kent Photo, were incredible and captured the sunset so well. Our live band, Blue Water Kings, were so great and easy to work with.




Allen Kent Photo


Bella Bleu Bridal