By- DeoVonte “Deo” Means
…If God one day struck me blind; your beauty I’d still see…Love’s too weak to define, just what you mean to me!” -Prince
The wedding between Dustin and Alex set a new precedent within our community. It’s easy to get carried away in the optics, labels and degree of execution in which they “tied-the-knot;” but one with a more discerning mind and proclivity towards true sophistication, tends to be more impressively inclined towards the smaller attention to details that completely bypasses the average mind. The couple limited their total guest to 111. It’s possible this number carries a personal significance amongst the two, but if nothing more; it’s a chic, sensible and au courant method of numbering guest to ensure the intimacy and respectability of the invite is not lost on the masses. The Venue– Kimpton Hotel Allegro, Photography– Jolie Images, Videography– Windy City Productions, Rings– Rogers & Hollands, Makeup– Beyoutiful Kisses Studio, Formalwear– Eaden Myles, Shoes– Versace & Christian Louboutin, Accessories– Meister Watches, Floral & Décor– Yanni Design Studio, Entertainment– Avi Sic; Dondria; Ray Silkman; Z BOTS LED Robots, Cake & Sweets– West Town Bakery.
After initially meeting online, Dustin and Alex immediately felt a connection between each other that allowed them to be their authentic selves. Alex confirmed he knew Dustin was the one the first time their eyes met. The Tennessee natives decided to host their wedding in their new hometown of Chicago in order to share the love of their new city with friends and family. The weddings breathtaking décor showcased Dustin and Alex’s endless love from start to finish. Their vision came to life with towering floral centerpieces, gleaming candelabras and a chic white and blue monogrammed dance floor. The newlyweds dined at a sweetheart table complete with gilded thrones and a luscious spray of blue and white flowers. Their reception was full of meaningful toast, plenty of dancing and even a visit from an LED robot! Alex surprised Dustin with a performance by R&B singer Dondria to commemorate a moment early in their relationship when Dustin stole a Dondria CD from ALEX and playfully refused to give it back. This thoughtful gesture, and Alex’s memory for special details, are only a few of the many reasons the couple finds themselves to be a perfect pair. Congrats gentlemen!…Job well done! Cheers to a long, prosperous and fulfilling union….Deo