Calum and Carlie met while working and attending Harvest Bible Chapel, just outside of Chicago. Carlie, originally from Rochester, serves as a worship coordinator at Harvest. Calum, also a worship coordinator, is originally from Scotland.
The perfect pair dated for a while, but thought it best to part ways and eventually broke up. However after some time Carlie and Calum decided they couldn’t be without each other and started dating again in January of this year. With only a few months of being back together Calum thought it was time.
In the spring of this year Calum had a plan to propose to Carlie while riding on the Ferris wheel. The plan got thrown to pieces when the weather decided not to cooperate. Instead, Calum thinking quick on his feet, took Carlie to the top floor of the Hancock building in Chicago, the very place they had their first date. Surrounded by thick white clouds, Calum proposed and Carlie could not help but say yes.
Carlie and Calum, I wish you all the best as you continue to plan your lives together. May the Lord bless your wedding day and marriage abundantly.
Brad was a Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Kara, lived in, their hometown of Rochester, New York. It wasn’t until September 3, 2011 that their paths crossed. Kara was to attend her dear friend’s wedding (aka Brad’s sister) after hearing many stories she finally had the opportunity to meet Brad. They hit it off and a month later began their long distance relationship. It was a year and a half before Brad would become discharged and return back to his home in Rochester, NY. Just in time for Kara to leave for Eastern University, located in Philly. Through long road trips, weekend visits and late night phone calls the couple endured.
Finally, Kara graduated and returned to Rochester, NY. For the first time in over three years the happy couple could enjoy their relationship from the same state.
After the long anticipated wait, on December 21, 2014, Brad proposed. He played it off as an evening to celebrate Kara’s graduation, but had a few tricks up his sleeve. Brad took Kara for a night of ice skating in Rochester. After pretending to adjust his skate, Brad fell to one knee, told Kara he loved her and wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Without hesitation, he asked her to be his. Filled with joy and tears, she said yes!
Brad and Kara, I cannot wait to see how God unfolds the rest of your story. May you live out each day filled with grace, forgiveness, the ability to pick your battles and the mindset of always serving the other above yourself. xoxo
The artistic talents of Emily Chen, Stephanie Jones, Chris, Erin Welch, and Megan Shapiro we’re showcased on the study models. The wedding gowns were provided by the amazing Stella’s Bridal Boutique. The fantastic runway music was provided by Whirlin’ Disc DJ.
After the runway show the models and I took to the grounds of the beautiful Inn on the Lake to curate the spring/summer 2015 Allora salon and spa bridal fashion shoot.
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