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July 2019

Kevin & Heather’s Surprise Proposal

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A surprise proposal for an adventurous couple at Belmont Harbor

Adrenaline junkies? Thrill-seekers? Music lovers? If you’re talking about the lovely Kevin and Heather then yes, all of that is accurate! We had the pleasure of working with these two exceptionally adventurous and incredibly sincere humans a few weeks ago on their surprise proposal!

Kevin had contacted us to see if we could help him pull off a surprise proposal at the Belmont Harbor. If you know anything about this location, you’ll know there’s not really too many places hide our small camera crew. The peninsula that Kevin had in mind had a few trees but not much else for cover. Luckily for Kevin, we have an array of aerial drones and a few thousand hours of flight experience under our belt. We were capable and more importantly, very excited to work with Kevin on this surprise proposal.

I should back up and provide a little background about this darling couple. I had a chance to get both sides of their love story. I think I’ll call this one “Balconies of dance music”. Bad title? I guess, but you’ll understand why in just a minute!

“I remember the first time I saw Heather, I  had walked out on my balcony and noticed  Heather across the way on her balcony, lost in a book. Not too long after that, we were introduced by mutual friends at the fire pit outside of our building. It kind of all hit me at once. She was beautiful, bubbly, and so much fun to be around, and I just knew that she was the “one”.

I had never understood that sentiment until that moment. But in that instant, it all made sense. Following that, we went to Lollapalooza together and I guess that really was the time that we both point to as the defining moment of our relationship. We both knew that this connection that we had was as real as real could be. Fast forward 5 years and we are so happy to have built this relationship and I have no doubt in my mind that she is my better half. The future is so bright and I cannot wait to see what it will hold for us.” Kevin

“I used to sit on the balcony of my apartment and read a lot of books. Little did I know that someone was admiring me from the pool that my balcony overlooked. I specifically remember meeting this person a few weeks later at a holiday pool party. We hit it off immediately and a friendship was formed.

After many days at the pool, “family dinner nights” with friends and a few late nights at bars we decided maybe we were more than just friends. Falling in love with such an amazing person was easy but I remember the moment that I knew he was something special, Lollapalooza 2015! What an epic weekend and one which confirmed that he was not only an amazing person but the person that was the perfect fit for me. Standing in Millennial Park listening to Sam Smith, The Weekend, and countless EDM tracks…I knew I was in fact in love with this man. Little did I know this was just the beginning of our adventures together.

I can’t think of a single day since that point that I haven’t fallen more in love with him. Traveling the world together has been nothing less than extraordinary. From The Yacht Week Croatia to Turks and Caicos to Vegas and Miami we always have a good time. The part that is even better is the day to day, although I think he still likes my car more than he likes me 😉 Whether we are in Ohio or traveling the world we always have a smile on our face, warmth in our hearts and walking hand in hand to tackle whatever life’s journey brings us. I’ll sum up our story with a quote…“If you live to be hundred, I want to live to hundred minus 1 day so I never have to live without you” – Winnie The Pooh”Heather 

See? These two are an absolutely adorable and incredibly cute couple. A love built on dance music, adventures, and paradigm-shifting realizations are destined to be something extraordinary. The surprise proposal went better than any could have hoped for. Heather said yes of course! As if there was any question. These two are so perfect for one another; you only need to see the way they look at one another to understand.

Without further delay, help me join in congratulating Kevin and Heather on their engagement! We wish you the best on your #RoadtoHeavin

Kevin & Heather's Surprise Proposal [2 min 1 sec]

Erin & Jim’s Wedding

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Marvelous Wedding at the InterContinental Chicago

We had such a lovely time working with Erin and Jim on their magnificent at the Intercontinental Chicago. We know this venue very well having worked with couples like Pari and Spiro and many others at various points in the past few years. It’s always a bonus being able to film at a venue with some prior experience. However, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t something to learn as every wedding is different and comes with it’s own artistic challenges. 

Erin and Jim’s ceremony took place in the French-inspired Renaissance Ballroom. Featuring high-ceilings, gorgeous chandeliers, and windows looking over Chicago’s famous Magnificent Mile, there are plenty of good seats in this room. Erin and Jim were so incredibly photogenic throughout the day. I think they may have even practiced their poses because they looked absolutely dynamite through the entire ceremony and reception! As you’ll see in the video, we also took advantage or the gorgeous rooftop at flew in some aerial drone shots. How could we pass up the clear blue skies and warm weather? 

Congratulations again to Erin and Jim and thank you so much for letting us capture all the beauty that your wedding had to offer!

Erin & Jim's Wedding [1min]