Snowy Chicago Wedding at Trigger
This was an amazing way to start our 9th wedding season out! When we first met these two in Chicago for their engagement session, we just KNEW That their wedding was going to be a blast! They rarely stopped making each other laugh! We just couldn’t wait until their wedding day!
Their wedding day through a crazy April Snow/Rain Storm our way. Jessica and Corbin couldn’t help but make the best of it! Corbin couldn’t help but laugh, it was so awesome! This was awesome because they were truly not letting anything damper their wedding day! Thankfully they thought about their getting ready location as they did. Hotel Zachary in Chicago was simply perfect for their photos! The beautiful window light, amazing lounge to get drinks and take their quick wedding party photos.
We then headed to Trigger for their Ceremony and Reception.
There intimate ceremony and reception were by candlelight with their favorite music playing. We enjoyed the BEST tacos that I have ever had! I may have done a little happy dance when they handed me my tacos! More couples should have food trucks! The night ended with a live band of their close friends playing and killer dance moves! One of their favorite moments was when the band started and the dance floor was flooded with all their favorite people!
They wrote their own vows:
It is no surprise that the moment I realized I loved you, I was listening to one of your songs. The song playing back to me reflected so many parts of who you are as a person. Gentle, thoughtful, intentional, intricate, harmonious. Sincere, beautiful.
To me, you feel like home. You are comfort after a long day. The hug that eases my worries. The most wonderful companion I could have hoped for. I will never stop thanking you for daring greatly with me.
I promise to remember that our marriage is not chasing down the extraordinary. It’s about the little moments of love, sharing coffee in the morning or doing rock paper scissors for who takes the dog out or cleans the dishes. It is my lifelong promise to you, to honor our story, and to build a life together.
You challenge me to be the best version of myself. You make me feel loved, heard, and seen for who I am.
I promise to support you in all your goals and dreams.
Promise to show up every day for you, to nurture our marriage, to care for you, to remain loyal to you and to trust you.
I understand that we will face challenges throughout our lives together. Promise to remain at your side, to work with you, and to engage in difficult conversations, even when the urge is to do the opposite.
I promise to give you all the Corb time you need, to feel rejuvenated and grounded, centered.
Promise to love you not in spite of, but because of your vulnerabilities and imperfections.
I can’t wait to share in this journey with you, as your wife, your companion, your partner in crime.
I love and accept you exactly as you are today, and every day, forever and ever.
Jessica, Jess, J-Bear, J, bub,
I’ve always liked to think of our relationship as a planted seed, that seed sprouted, was watered and cared for, and grew and grew. Our plant continues to grow. The two of us spent the past few years saying yes to each other. Leaning into the discomfort and uncertainty of allowing yourself to love someone and hoping they love you back. I’m standing here today telling you that I, Corbin Andrick, love you exactly as you are.
I have difficulty expressing the knowledge you’ve spread to me. You allowed me to grow alongside you. Never forced me to change. You never threatened me. Never judged. Never discouraged. You wanted me to be me and only me. Loved me exactly as I was and that allowed me to follow suit. From then I felt comfortable deciding exactly who I wanted to be and was able to instill change that has lasted to this day.
Over the years we’ve had our troubles, miscommunications, accidents, and occasional brain farts. But we’ve maintained a stream of communication that allowed us to work our way through everything that’s come our way with ease.
Everything I say today, you know. We’ve practiced these things together for years and now I get to express them in front of all of our friends and family.
Jess, today I take you to be my wife and vow to help create for us a life of honesty, fidelity, trust, and love. To love you not as some idea of you, but who truly are. To grow with you, to learn with you, and to live out our day’s hand in hand.
I vow to be patient with you as I grow to understand our differences, to continue an open dialogue about life, the world, our family, our friends, our finances, and most importantly, our fun 🙂
Vow to listen, to not always try and fix the issue right away, to make you laugh, to be your HP, to express gratitude, and to dare greatly.
I vow to lean-in and say yes to our perfectly imperfect life, to run and jump of the dock into the lake.
I vow to provide for you and our family when the time comes in any way that I can and to be yours and only yours forever and ever.