{SBB Bride of the Week} Caitlyn

What could be better than a beautiful day in the city?

How about our gorgeous bride, Caitlyn, who was married in Chicago in July!

 {photos by: Natalie Probst Photography}

{photos by: Natalie Probst Photography}

Isn't she just so pretty?! Caitlyn wore a seriously gorgeous fitted Pronovias gown, complete with a flowing, ruffled skirt for her big city wedding! The results were picture perfect!

{photos by: Natalie Probst Photography}

To compliment her beautiful gown, Caitlyn hired Sugarfield Flowers to take care of all of her floral arrangements. They were beyond lovely, with accents of eucalyptus and some of the fullest roses we have ever seen! Sugarfield always does such an amazing job!

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 {photos by: Natalie Probst Photography}

{photos by: Natalie Probst Photography}

Before walking down the aisle, Caitlyn wanted a special moment with her soon-to-be husband, Zach. She shared a first look with him at the Drake Hotel, as Natalie Probst Photography captured the moment.

The couple exchanged vows at Gibson's Steakhouse in a beautiful ceremony. We can't get over how stunning Caitlyn looked!

 

{photos by: Natalie Probst Photography}

After saying "I Do", the newlyweds and their guests were treated to a gorgeous {and delicious!} dinner reception. Do you see those desserts?! We'll have one of each, please!

{photos by: Natalie Probst Photography}

Are they not such a cute couple??

How did their love story begin?

 "We met in college, I was in the plays that Zach was required to see for his Theater Class. Needless to say, he saw me as some interesting characters from an Elf, Singing Grandma, Greek God, Ghost and kept coming to watch me in the plays even after the class was done! We chatted about the funny characters at a party and were inseparable ever since."

Keeping with the theater theme, Zach knew exactly what to do when the time came to propose!

"Zach took me downtown to Chicago to see a Broadway show! After a romantic dinner and amazing evening, he popped the question in our gorgeous hotel room with a view overlooking the city! It was a romantic and beautiful intimate moment together."

Did Caitlyn see it coming?

"I had a feeling this was coming because he was not the biggest fan of theater, always being a football & sports kind of a guy. This adventurous evening downtown was full of all of my favorite things, I had an idea of what he was up too!"

So sweet!! When it came time to plan her big day, Caitlyn's favorite part was the reception!

"I had an absolute blast picking out the details from the song list to the food we would have Gibson's serve. It was too hard to choose just one piece, but when all of your family come to support you and join in on your special day, that was the very best part. The feeling of love and support from you family and your new family as well."

What was her least favorite part?

"The week of the wedding! I was nervous about how everything would fall into place. It turns out I was nervous for absolutely nothing because it will always work out in the end!"

Finally the day had arrived. Out of everything that happened, the moment that stands out the most to Caitlyn was seeing her man.

"My favorite moment was our first look at The Drake Hotel. The Historic Drake Hotel is so gorgeous, the room was brilliantly decorated. It was the most romantic location to see your groom for the first time! I felt like a true princess there!"

We can see why! Those pictures are gorgeous!

Now that the day is over and Caitlyn has had time to reflect, she wishes she wouldn't have sweat the small stuff so much.

"The biggest takeaway for me was all of my planning and stress was unnecessary! I was so worried about the decor and barely noticed it when I was in the moment. The only thing that truly matters in being there, present, in the moment with your partner. Everything came together exceptionally with the help of Gibson's and my truly wonderful bridal party!

Enjoy every minute of your planning process ! It will all be over so quickly, so please don't stress yourself out! Things will fall into place. Enjoy the love and support of your friends, family and loved ones. It is TRULY one of the best days of your life."

Such great advice!! Congratulations, Caitlyn and Zach! Thank you so much for allowing us to share your special day!

Want to see more?? Check out their wedding pictures in the gallery below!