It’s always a special honor when I photograph the wedding of siblings. This was the case when I photographed Melissa’s wedding, as I had photographed her brother Brian’s wedding. Melissa went to school at Indiana University while Ben graduated from University of Kansas. They met at a party given by a mutual friend and soon began a long distance relationship. A year later, Ben moved to Chicago. After getting her father’s permission, he proposed at Christmas in front of her whole family during the secret santa gift exchange with her dad videotaping the proposal! The couple exchanged vows at Our Lady of Pompeii and hosted their guests at the Palmer House. The TVK orchestra provided the entertainment and the Flower Firm the decor. Melissa said that on the day of the wedding, all the planning stress just melted away and they enjoyed every minute. So did I- thanks Melissa and Ben!