Alex & Bobby met at a Kygo concert, held at the Navy Pier in January 2016. Let me tell you about Chicago in 2016: it ain’t warm. So the level of commitment to music, concerts, and Kygo was high. I guess being a Kygo fan at the time was a pretty rare thing (it would have to be to be freezing your butt off just to see him perform!) They were standing near each other and Alex noticed Bobby eyeing her (and who could blame him! Have you seen this blonde beauty?!) Meanwhile she’s thinking “Wow, he actually looks a bit like Kygo…” Something Bobby used to his advantage because once they got to talking, he actually said he was his cousin!! So she’s quizzing him on all things Kygo (he passed) AND he even had a photo WITH Kygo himself (extra points.) Killer game Bobby, Alex was smitten. This turned into lunch dates, which turned into night dates and Cindy’s rooftop and the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building. How very Chicago 🙂
It wasn’t long before Bobby asked Alex to join him for what would be her first music festival: Ultra in Miami. She describes this as the best experience of her life and what became “their thing.” Since then they have been to 27 concerts and 8 festivals together! She says music is what connects them, and is a huge part of their relationship.
I was so excited when I was asked to document their day. Most of my couples I’d say are in my age group (mid-late thirties) and to see this adorable young couple start their journey took me right back to when my husband and I first got married. I was so honored to be a part of that. There is so much ahead for you guys, and I’m touched to have been allowed to document the very beginning of it. I hope you’ll go back to these images year after year and never forget this beautiful day.
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Music Credit: From Nothing by Generdyn. Licensed by Musicbed.
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THE WEDDING TEAM
Venue | Bolingbrook Golf Club
Bridal Boutique | Crystal Design
Bridal Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Hair | Sogna Di Vita
Video | Nevaeh Films
Stationery | Minted
Officiant | Glen Gilliam
Cake | Oak Mill Bakery, Palermo Bakery
Music | Kamil Bartoszcze
Laëtitia Donaghy is a French-born, Chicago-based, international photographer focusing on weddings and elopements. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a focus in Photography, and a minor in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. She brings to her weddings and portraits her Fine Art training in order to bring forth the realness and emotion present, and showcase people’s relationships. Her focus is on preserving as much of the day as possible and keeping it as honest as possible. She travels the world for weddings and other assignments. She has been published on the web and in print.
“If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it.”
– WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Twelfth Night