Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Real Wedding: Terri Diggs & Art Norman

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Terri Diggs and NBC 5 Chicago’s Art Norman had known each other for years, but reconnected when Terri asked the venerable newscaster to emcee a gala for the local alumni chapter of her sorority. As it turned out, Art was a member of a fraternity that “shared a casual relationship” with her sister group – so it made sense when the couple pledged to each other in 2012 in an informal way, too. “Art grabbed his iPhone and told me to check my calendar so we could pick some dates for our wedding,” Terri said, laughing. “I didn't even have a ring yet!”

Eventually a ring she did receive – as well as the wedding of her dreams, thanks to planner Jane Allen who helped the busy couple get things in order, including finding a venue. “There was a big convention in Chicago on our chosen date, and a large number of options were not available,” said Terri. The couple got lucky with Mid-America Club where they hosted a lavish reception in the color scheme of their Greek houses. It was a long drive to the downtown venue from the bride’s church in Lisle, Illinois. To tide guests over, a Flirty Cupcakes food truck greeted them after the ceremony. The whole day went off without a hitch -- until the end of the night when “we realized we were without any wallets or money! We had no idea how to get back to our hotel,” recalled Terri. Yet, thanks to Jane, the couple found a limo waiting to complete their fairy tale!


VENDORS

CEREMONY SITE
DuPage A.M.E. Church

RECEPTION SITE
Mid-America Club

VIDEOGRAPHY
Poetic Productions

WEDDING CONSULTANT
Jane Allen Events

BRIDE’S GOWN
A Joyful Occasion

HAIR
Toyes Hair and Nail Salon

MAKEUP
Wilma Terry & Rosalind Crosby

BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES
A Joyful Occasion

INVITATIONS
Jane Allen Events

MENU/CATERING
Mid-America Club

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT
Leon Dubose & David Rothstein Music
CUPCAKE TRUCK














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