Ari and Matt went to high school together in the Chicago suburbs and have since put down roots in the same area because we all know that Chicago is one of the best cities on the planet. If you asked anybody who knew the two of them in high school it’s likely that most, if not all (including Matt and Ari themselves), would say that those two wouldn’t end up together. As life has a funny way of bringing these things about, the two re-connected over a Chicago Cubs game and the rest is history.
With their love for all things Chicago, and the fact that it’s the city where everything began for them, it was only right that they get married there! No better place than Chevy Chase Country Club to match their timeless and elegant style and vibe for the day. We started our day in the dreamy bridal suite with the girls, and then escorted the bride out to the sunny golf course to have the first look with her groom. We spent the afternoon on the golf course before their ceremony, which by the way was filled with sweet and funny custom vows reminiscing on their history and all that’s to come in their life together. Maybe coolest of all was that they ditched the traditional unity candle and traded it for a unity wine pouring. Since the two have a deep love for all things wine (they even got engaged in Napa Valley), it was the perfect personal touch to their joyful ceremony. You could feel the joy and excitement from friends and family as they greeted each guest after the ceremony.
The newly married couple celebrated the night away with some quiet moments on the golden hued golf course at sunset for some golden hour portraits, and dancing with family and friends on the dance floor.