Live, Love and Laugh!
Adriane and Pierre, Dreams Riviera Cancun, Mexico, April 8th 2017
Adriane and Pierre are both Chicago natives who grew up on the south side just about 4 miles from one another, living in close proximity, yet never crossing paths until 2011. They both attended Chicago Public High Schools and ventured out of state for college. Adriane attended the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) for her undergrad and received masters degrees from Governor’s State University and Concordia University. She currently works as a school counselor at Brooks College Preparatory High School. Pierre attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from Illinois State University. He currently works as a Senior Account Manager at Trustwave, a compliance and cyber security company. The couple owns a home in the Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood and enjoys working out, traveling and spending time with Pierre’s two children, Itali and PJ.
The two were introduced by a mutual friend, Tiara, one of Adriane’s closest friends and Pierre’s friend from college. Pierre was on a business trip in New York when he met up with Tiara for lunch. Jokingly he asked her if she had any cute single friends in Chicago…Tiara thought of Adriane immediately. She “e-introduced” the two and the rest was history!
In May of 2015, Adriane had plans to throw Pierre a game night themed party for his 31st birthday. The night before his birthday they were listening to music and cleaning, getting things ready for the party. Pierre asked Adriane to stay up late with him. She was more than happy to so that she could ring in his birthday at midnight. Around 12:05am on May 7, 2015 Pierre pulled her close and asked her to dance. Both in pajamas they danced to Wale and Usher’s song “Matrimony”. She was saying “Happy Birthday” when Pierre dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him. In shock and with a face full of tears she said yes. But the proposal wasn’t over yet. Pierre had captured the whole thing on video and had some other videos of his own to share. They sat for the next 30 minutes watching videos from Itali, PJ, Adriane’s mom, Pierre’s mom, and a host of friends. In each video loved ones answered the question “Why should I marry her?”. And then there were more tears! That night they partied like never before with friends and family celebrating Pierre’s birthday and the couple’s engagement.
Getting ready photos started at 2pm, make up done by VO-evolution.com, Playa del Carmen
I think they brought everything they needed for the 1 bride and the 8 bridesmaids!
Jenelle was such a great help and always on top of things! She didn’t even stop to have her meal!
All of the bridesmaids had their personalized hanger…
And mom was making sure that all went smoothly!
All the groomsmen also had their personalized ties and socks…
and had everything under control!
First look photos started at 4pm and Pierre was getting impatient!
Ceremony time was set for 5pm.
Thank you so much Adriane and Pierre for the wonderful day at your wedding!!
Venue: Dreams Riviera Cancun, Mexico
Photographer: Lidia Grosso Photography
Second Shooter: Lana Souders
Video and Drone: Jeff Souders
Make up artist: VO-evolution Playa del Carmen
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