Sometimes your whole life can change over a cup of coffee (or in this case, a latte). Dani tried to mask her intense interest with light conversation about the book Britt was reading (they were reading the same book!), and Britt had no idea that a simple afternoon reading in a coffee shop would change her course forever. Luckily the awkward moments and flushed cheeks led to post-shift drinks and a long walk home. *POOF!* their love story was born. Let’s clink our coffee cups in a toast to baristas and coffee shop romances!
Britt’s recount: “We met in person at Dani’s work at Intelligentsia. She grabbed my book while taking my order to tell me she was reading the same thing. Later she kept dropping the coffee bags because she was so nervous. We went to dryhop after her shift and she walked me to my door.”
Britt and Dani knew they didn’t want a giant wedding, and they definitely didn’t want to be the center of attention in a room full of people. Instead they opted for a darling brunch with their closest friends and family after sealing the deal at City Hall. We all squeezed into the basement office while the judge officiated a very lovely ceremony (probably the most heart felt ceremony I have ever experienced at City Hall), she surprised Dani and Britt with an opportunity to say their own vows. We all laughed and will forever remember that after Dani said some very sweet and sentimental things Britt only came up with, “whelp, you’re my sushi burrito.” Quite possibly the most adorable thing I have ever heard!
We may not have included sushi burritos in our photo adventure around the city, but we did manage to have some lattes in the very spot they first met. You can see for yourself how happy these two are together, plenty of love even on one of the coldest Chicago winter days. (Note my favorite accessories, the flowers- both bouquet and boutonnière- are made from pages of their favorite books).
Photographer: Bethany Fritz
Ceremony location? Chicago City Hall
Reception location? Fennel and Iris
Who was your florist? Etsy seller Diddlebug (Paper bouquet and boutonnière)
Who officiated your wedding? Chicago Judge Jessica O’Brien
Who created your stationary (invitations)? Appycouple website
Who was your caterer? Fennel and Iris
Where was your dress or suit from? Anthropologie, Banana Republic and Tie Bar
Any special accessories? Pearls from Dani’s Mom
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
So many. Dani: dancing in Christkindl Market. Britt: warming up and watching the trains in the conservatory. Both: Photos at Broadway Intelligentsia
What was your favorite detail?
Our flowers made from our favorite books
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
Make it your own, do what makes you happy, and invest in a good photographer (aka Bethany)
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
We would not stress over the little things. They all work themselves out.
Describe the proposal.
Biking down kedzie. No one dropped to one knee.
Five words that best describe your significant other:
Britt about Dani: caring, hilarious, loyal, intelligent, huge-heart (hufflepuff to a T). Dani about Britt: goofy, caring, smart, playful, loving