Ashley Cohen-Lewe & Brandon Shain, Congress Plaza Hotel Chicago
“Brandon and I were engaged after only a month of dating. My mom and I were walking past a jewelry store and went in (something we always do). I saw a ring that I fell in love with, and I told my mom that was the ring I wanted when I got engaged. She said it was way too early to show Brandon, but when the time came, she would point it out to him.
Just a few days later Brandon and I happened to pass the same store, and he suggested we go in. I showed him the ring, and he loved it. We wound up trying it on and inquiring about it.
A few days later, Brandon and I were getting dinner ready and when I turned around, Brandon got down on one knee and proposed. Our parents were thrilled, and shocked, since it was so soon. Although my parents were out of town at the time, Brandon still wanted to ask for my dad's permission, and when he did, my parents were thrilled because they were already in love with him, too.”
CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE
Congress Plaza Hotel Chicago
Jos. A. Bank
Music By Design
The Baking Institute