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Katie & Scott Engagement Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk Chicago IL

How they met

Katie and Scott met in 11th-grade chemistry class! After a friend pointed out a cute guy in a football jersey at the beginning of the school year, Katie started to notice him every day. She had to go out of her way to meet Scott, since he was super quiet! engagement lincoln park nature boardwalk

How they fell in love

Scott was Katie’s first boyfriend, and the only boy she ever introduced to her parents. When they first started dating Scott was so quiet at the time, and so sweet in comparison to Katie’s loud and outgoing personality. (I can really relate here — my wife, Jasmine, definitely provides enough extroversion for the both of us!) Katie says she and Scott complemented each other in all the best ways as they were dating (they stuck through six years of long distance, too!) and they always had so much fun together. engagement lincoln park nature boardwalk

The proposal

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, Scott had to re-do his proposal plans a few times, but he eventually landed on a surprise dinner for Katie. After asking her to get all dressed up to go out, he took her to Lincoln Park, where he’d set up a beautiful picnic under the iconic Honeycomb sculpture that commands an impressive view of the Chicago skyline.

Scott thought of all the little details when he proposed! He had their picnic perfectly set up under the Honeycomb with flowers, champagne, and some snacks…and most importantly, their fur baby, Niko the pomeranian!

Katie says Scott’s Chicago proposal was very poetic since they started their lives together in the Windy City after going long distance for six years! engagement lincoln park nature boardwalk

The Engagement Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk Chicago IL

Since Katie and Scott got engaged at the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk, it seemed only natural to plan an engagement session there, too! Our September afternoon session was filled with beautiful golden light, and Katie and Scott planned outfits in fall tones — a tie-in to their rustic-themed 2021 wedding plans!

Much like the actual proposal itself, the engagement Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk would not have been complete with out a few very important things: A picnic blanket, champagne, and of course, their puppy! Niko definitely stole the show with his natural good looks and cute plaid bandana. Niko joined Katie and Scott from some fun photo opportunities amongst the boardwalk’s native prairie plants before Katie and Scott popped open their champagne to relive some of the good vibes from the proposal picnic.

From there, we enjoyed adventuring across the boardwalk to create more beautiful images beneath the Honeycomb, where Katie and Scott practiced some of their wedding dance moves! We ended our time together with a few portraits (including Niko, of course!) looking out over the Chicago skyline from atop the bridge over the lagoon. engagement lincoln park nature boardwalk

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Q&A with the Couple

What are you most excited about for your wedding?

We are excited to have an entire weekend celebration with our family and friends and to provide a very unique experience for everyone.

Your love story is made into a movie…what is the title?

Decade to Gring

Describe your relationship in 5 words.

Strong, loyal, teamwork, fun, hardworking. engagement lincoln park nature boardwalk

What is something that means the most to both of you?

Time with family is very important to both of us! Also…our dog, Niko. (Note from Josh: if you haven’t already, scroll back up, click the “Niko” link to follow the cutest puppy on Instagram!)

Vendors

Scott proposed to Katie with a gorgeous and ethically-crafted ring from Kristin Coffin Jewelry.

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