Intimate Rooftop Chicago Wedding: Kate & Katie
June 13, 2015
Kate and Katie met in the summer of 2008. Katie had just gotten out of the Coast Guard and moved back to Michigan. Kate was finishing up grad school. They were friends for many years before they started dating, but once they took their relationship to the next level, they knew their lives would never be the same.
Katie proposed to Kate completely unexpectedly. She put together a picture story on a deck of cards. Each time Kate flipped a card there was a cute sketch or message that represented their relationship. She realized when she flipped the last card that Katie was proposing to her.
At the time of their wedding, Michigan did not yet recognize same-sex marriages. It was important for the brides to marry in a location where it was legal. They chose a Chicago wedding because same-sex marriage was legal in Illinois at the time. Their venue, Orso’s Restaurant, was a perfect match – intimate, classic, and fun.
The detail most special to Kate and Katie was having both their ceremony and reception on their own private deck at Orso’s. The space was impeccably decorated and the views were spot on.
As newlyweds, Kate and Katie shared their advice for other same-sex couples: “Make sure your wedding day is a representation of you and your partner. Do what feels right and good.”