Christine and Mike met in their Microeconomics class at the University of Iowa during their freshman year. Mike was in the same Fraternity as all of Christine’s high school friends, so forming a friendship came very naturally. Of course, Christine failed the class and Mike ended up with an A, but she ultimately ended up with a husband, so who’s the real winner here?? The two started dating during their sophomore year and the rest is history!

Christine and Mike are both from Chicago, but chose to have a destination wedding in Rhode Island without ever having been there. They both always pictured a beachy, East Coast wedding with lots of seafood and ended up finding the perfect venue and booked it over FaceTime! Fast forward to their wedding day, 120 of their closest family and friends gathered with them as they recited personally written vows and said “I do” by the ocean. The night was filled with dancing, crab cakes, and lots of happy tears.

Christine said this about her experience at Bella Bleu:

“After going to 4 places downtown and having no luck, I went to Bella Bleu after seeing that they sold Made With Love dresses. Immediately online I fell in love with Georgie, so when I got there I told Kate that was the first one I wanted to try. Kate couldn’t have been more helpful recommending dresses I liked- and really understood what I was looking for. She suggested minor edits to everything I tried on which was really helpful when trying to envision the final look. She also got my size so spot on I barely had to get it tailored! I can’t recommend Bella Bleu enough.”

Thank you to all of the fabulous vendors who made this night so special!

Photographer: Kate Dailey Photography (@k.dailey)

Florals: Wren Floral Design (@wrenfloral)

Venue: Longwood Venues (@longwoodvenues)

Makeup: Jessica D’Amore Makeup (@jessicadamoremua)


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