Our Real Chicago Wedding: September 09, 2017
- Florist: Ashland Addison Florists
- Bakery: Vanille Patisserie
- Dress: Mignonette Bridal
- Venue: City View Loft
- Catering: LM Catering & Events
- Mike Staff Productions: Wedding DJ, Photography, Videography
“10/10 🙂 I’m all about convenience and the bundle was a great deal and worked out perfectly. I loved that we were able to have one point of contact for all three of our services and everyone was super attentive and responsive throughout the entire process. Highly recommend Mike Staff Productions!” – Happy Bride, Brittany Botts
Our Love Story
“Kolby and I met our senior year of college. We both worked at the University Daily Kansan for the student newspaper, on the advertising side. One night we went out with a few coworkers and ended up all coming back to my apartment to hang out. My dog Niko is really hesitant when it comes to guys, and when Kolby tried to pet him Niko almost bit him in the nose! The next morning I texted him to apologize, and the rest is history. (Side note: It only took about three months for Niko to warm up to him LOL!)”
“We had a day trip planned to go to the Shedd Aquarium where Kolby got tickets to do the penguin encounter. We took the day off of work and had the whole day planned out. I should have known something was up, because Kolby was acting strange all morning. He wasn’t that talkative, seemed a little out of it and at one point I even asked him if he was okay! When we were in the penguin encounter, the instructor was talking about how when penguins find their mate, they mate for life. All of a sudden he took out this plastic egg and handed it to Kolby. Kolby began talking and I can still remember it taking me a few seconds to realize what was happening. I was in complete shock and all of a sudden everything made sense. Kolby had orchestrated the whole day for weeks with the Shedd Aquarium and I had no idea! It was beautiful and unique and perfect.”
Our Wedding Vision
“All we wanted was to have fun. Kolby and I took the planning process seriously, but didn’t stress out about the small things. This was [going to be] the happiest day of our lives and we didn’t want to get overworked on the little details. I knew I wanted to have a loft-style wedding, and when we walked into City View Loft (which was only the second venue we looked at – we went to six total) it just felt right. We both loved it, the planner was amazing to work with and right after we left we both knew that was going to be it. From there it was easy, we focused on what was going to make the day fun and enjoyable for everyone.
As for the day itself, can I say everything was my favorite part? Everything went so well it’s hard to say! Trying to get 24 people to shuffle down Milton Lee Park was pretty great, extremely unsuccessful but definitely a memory haha. And doing the photo sessions with just me and Kolby was so fun! We were laughing the whole time and just taking it all in. We selected “Who You Love” by John Mayer for our first dance because it’s perfect! Our Mike Staff Productions DJ had everyone on the dance floor all night but especially when ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ by Wheatus came on and anything Bon Jovi!”
Our Wedding Video
“It captures so many elements of the day that goes beyond the pictures. The day goes by so quickly, you are on the go from the minute you wake up that at the end of it all, it’s sort of a blur. Having the video we were able to relive the day over and over again. It was a beautiful representation of our day and it couldn’t have been done any better.”
Our Wedding Photography
“So important! The pictures captured so many moments of the day from start to finish. Our family has been raving over how great they turned out and can’t wait to get copies for themselves.”
Thank you Brittany & Kolby! We loved working with you!
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