Chassidy and Drew

How We Met

Drew and I met while working at Gurnee Mills several years ago. I was 18 at the time, and was working at Robert Wayne Footwear. Drew worked right outside of my store at a small Verizon kiosk. Fast forward 7 years later and he is now my fiancee! Once we started dating- Drew and I went to New York together. The first time he told me was in love with me was inside the Statue of Liberty!

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How He Asked

After 6 years of being in a relationship, on Thursday May 25th 2017 our lives changed for ever. My then boyfriend at the time (now fiancee!), Drew asked me weeks in advanced if we could go to the Chicago Botanic Gardens- as he needed to update his graphic design portrait portfolio. We’ve one things similar to this before- so doing this wasn’t new to me, I got ready, did my make up and then we headed off. Thinking nothing of it, we headed over to the Japanese garden (as it was my favorite) – but Drew insisted that it was the best spot for lighting. He positioned me and walked away to grab his camera. As he came back, he bent one one knee and surprised me with the most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen in my entire life! His good friend and phenomenal wedding photographer, Andrew Barkules was there in the bushes hiding. He captured every single emotion I went through!

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Chassidy and Drew's Engagement in Chicago Botanic Gardens

Special Thanks

Andrew Barkules |
Photographer

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