Laura and Alex met at a Bulls/Celtics game in 2014, Alex is from Massachusetts and Laura is from Chicago. Almost exactly four years later, Alex proposed to Laura at a local park with the help of Laura’s family dog, Jazzie. Laura has always been an animal lover, but is especially attached to Jazzie. Alex knew there was no other way to ask for her hand, so one day while visiting her parents in the suburbs, they took a stroll and the rest is history. Alex had inscribed special heart-shaped tags on Jazzie’s collar with the words “Will You Marry Me?” and Laura’s mom and dad caught all the action from the bushes nearby.

Laura says this about her experience with Bella Bleu:

My experience with Bella Bleu was absolutely amazing. My mom, sister and I spent the day downtown looking at wedding gowns at various places, but I felt like my experiences weren’t special because I didn’t get as much attention as I would have liked, and it felt a bit rushed. We were in the car driving back to the suburbs from the city and my mom decided to call one boutique she had seen before in Winnetka. She asked if, by chance, we could stop in shortly to take a look at a few gowns. By some miracle they had an opening and we went right in. I tried on a few gowns but was drawn to one in particular. From choosing my gown, placing the order, deciding where to get alterations, and even deciding where to take my treasured gown for preservation – Bella Bleu had my back every step of the way. Kate made me feel so special throughout the process and was willing to answer any questions I had. I am so glad my mom suggested we stop in the store that day – I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.” 

Laura and Alex got married at The Armour House in Lake Forest on Labor Day Weekend surrounded by 115 of their closest family and friends. She describes the entire day as “classic, elegant and romantic”. Of course, Jazzie was there for photos just like the day Alex proposed.



Thank you to all of the incredible vendors who made this night possible!


Photography : Gene Yoon (@geneyoon)

Florals : Twigs & Blooms (@twigs_and_blooms)

Venue : The Armour House (@thearmourhousemansion)

Dress: ROMONA New York from Bella Bleu Bridal (@romonaofficial, @bellableubridal)

Veil : Elena Victoria Designs (@elenavictoriadesigns)

Rings : Ethan Lord Jewelers  and Dora Winchester (@ethanlord_jewelers, @dorawinchester)

Hair : Laine Jackson (@hairbylainej)

Makeup: Robyn Mickley (@robynlauren.mua)

DJ : Toast & Jam (@toastandjamdjs)

Cake : Sweet Mandy B’s (@sweetmandybs)


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