Sidd and Alice’s Ivy Hotel Proposal







Oh my goodness guys… I was tearing up nearly the entire proposal! Sidd was so sweet and his smile when he saw Alice on the rooftop says it all. Alice (according to her brother) is not a crier, but oh man did she bring the water works! I mean, who can blame her?! I was right there with her!

A little background story: Alice came to visit her family here in Chicago for the holidays and her boyfriend, Sidd, originally from San Diego, told Alice that he would be unable to join her since he had to stay back in California to work. Little did she know that Sidd planned to fly separately to Chicago only to surprise her with a beautiful proposal on top of the Ivy Boutique Hotel!  He also surprised her with her closest family and friends who came around the corner of the building after he proposed! They enjoyed drinks and appetizers in the downstairs lobby and then went to dinner at Rosebud later that evening.

I love the personal touches that Sidd added to the proposal. He brought her favorite blue scarf and a large fleece blanket from San Diego so that he could put it on her when she arrived and he also brought his mini speaker so that he could play romantic music in the background. To top it all off, he wrote a special note to her saying why he wants to marry her.  As you’ll see, that’s what she’s reading right before he got on one knee.

The proposal was planned and designed by my new friend Jenee of Visions Event Studio, the floral was beautifully done by Jan Sanchez, and the furniture was rented from Bowery and Bash. Together, we executed a gorgeous proposal for this amazing couple!

Side note: This was my FIRST time photographing a Mrs. Box and I’m obsessed!