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Danny & Deirdre Surprise Proposal on top of London House Chicago

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Engagement stories this unique do not come along that often. Today we are so delighted to share the heartwarming story of Deirdre and Danny and the extraordinary circumstances that Danny went through to pull off this breathtaking surprise proposal.

Determination is the most applicable word to describe the commitment this couple has for one another. Deirdre shared with us that even from the beginning Danny was immediately interested in her. They initially met at work, and Danny wasted no time trying to get to know her. It was only a few short weeks between when these two first met and their first date. Danny set the tone for their relationship by taking Deirdre to the renowned NoMi Kitchen for the couples first date. After this magical first date the two were able to spend a couple of months together before Danny had to leave the city again for work. It was not long after their initial date when Deirdre decided to move across the country to be closer to Danny.While living in the San Francisco area, they embraced every opportunity they could get to tour the Napa Valley region, shred in Tahoe, or find any reason to be together. It would so have it that less than a year into their stay in San Francisco they decided to pack up and move cross-country one more time to New York City.

We initially met Danny while shooting a wedding for Deirdre’s best friend, Pari. The couple had been together for some time when we met and Danny had intentions to seal the deal in a surprisingly big way. Having been together for about a year in their new home of New York City Danny knew it was time for the next step. Danny had the vision: a surprise proposal to Deirdre on a rooftop in downtown Chicago. Luck would have it that we met Danny at the right time and were able to help craft his vision, and devise a plan to capture this surprise proposal in an unforgettable way. Neither a simple video on someone’s phone nor would one camera angle be acceptable. Danny wanted perfection, but the rooftop space he picked had certain space limitations. A single camera shot would not suffice. Fortunately for him, we are experts not only in videography but we are region’s leading drone cinematographers so we possessed all of the means to capture this rooftop engagement capturing not only the close-ups but the aerial shots as well.

As the day approached, all details were in place. Danny had carefully crafted the location, timing, camera crew and had everything meticulously all lined up for the perfect surprise. He spared no detail for this special moment. Then, the unthinkable happened. News broke with Danny that the jeweler(in New York) would be unable to deliver the ring on time. Danny is not one to give up or to be told that his plan had failed. Without hesitation, he jumped on a plane and flew to New York City the morning of the engagement to retrieve the ring. We can only imagine the thoughts racing through his head during that flight. Any small error or inclement weather conditions could have brought this whole plan to a halt. Luckily Danny was able to pull off this last minute fix and return to Chicago without a hitch, or should we say…for a hitch?

As you can probably tell by now, Danny’s commitment to Deirdre is nothing short of epic. This type of dedication to crafting the perfect proposal is something that most people only dream of. It is clear that Danny’s overwhelming love for Deirdre and his commitment to their future together is second to none. We were so blessed to have been a part of this process and get to share Deirdre and Danny’s story with you. We wish the best to this newly engaged couple and hope that their days are filled with joy and adventure.

Stories like this are why we are here and why we are committed to our craft. At Red Weddings we want to help capture the most intimate details of each unique story in dazzling detail. Stay tuned for more stories like Deirdre and Danny’s surprise proposal and enjoy the trailer below.

Patricia & Gerasimos’ “Musical Mystro’s” Wedding Photography, 4K Cinema, & Big Screen Video Presentation

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From the moment we met this remarkable family, we knew right away this would be anything but the usual “run-of-the-mill” wedding!

Little did we know how remarkable it would be…from our planning meetings at our adorable brides home where we enjoyed delicious home made Greek horderves and desserts, to that evenings remarkable musical entertainment flown in from the islands, to the special tenting erected specifically to house the guests and entertainment, we fell in love with Patricia’s dry sense of humor and Gerasimos’s easy going nature.  Just when we thought things couldn’t get more exciting than the remarkable photography and cinematography we planned for our couple, the father of the bride contacted us about a “secret surprise” video presentation he had in mind for his Toast…