Last month we worked with an outstanding group of Chicago wedding vendors to plan and produce Love is Love, a celebration of 1 year of marriage equality in Illinois. We had hundreds of people in attendance and it was quite the celebration! It was such a delight being part of this event and we were thrilled to see many of our past and current same-sex clients in attendance as well.
That night, we all talked about how proud we were of Illinois and how awesome it was to see equal rights for all couples in love in our home state of Illinois. Finally, we can say the same thing for the entire country! We have celebrated and rejoiced for over a week now that the SCOTUS ruled in favor of marriage equality! We are seeing same-sex weddings happen all over the country, in cities and counties that some of us never dreamed would be a reality. As a wedding planner who works with a lot of LGBT clients, my heart is overjoyed to see this wave of love wash over our nation. This Independence Day we have something extra to celebrate. While we know there is still a lot of work ahead for equality across races, religions, gender and sexuality, it is important to still take a moment to be thankful and celebrate our victories. They may come slowly, but they are coming. Our hard work and dedication to equality makes changes day by day, one step at a time.
I am delighted to share this beautiful video from my friend Keith at Poetic Productions. He did a beautiful job capturing the Love is Love celebration for same-sex marriage. We also have a really fun stop motion video from Doug and Doug McGoldrick Weddings. It is a pleasure to share these beautiful pieces of art with you all.
love is from doug mcgoldrick on Vimeo.
I giant thank you to all of the outstanding vendors who came together to make Love is Love such an exceptional celebration. Everyone at Greatest Expectations is thrilled and honored to work with each and every one of you!
Amy Beck Cake Design
J & L Catering
Wolfgang Puck Catering
Modern Luxury Brides Chicago
ChicagoStyle Weddings Magazine
Lincoln Park Zoo
SQN Special Events
Liven It Up Events
Emily Wheeler Custom Cakes
Rick Aguilar Studios
Doug McGoldrick Photography
Lofty Wedding Photography and Videography
Shutter Booth Chicago
KGA Garret Associates
Loft on Lake
Stand Up – Wedding Professional for Marriage Equality Chicago
All proceeds for Love is Love benefited Equality Illinois.