Jeremy & Lacey's Navy Pier Summer Wedding

Jeremy & Lacey tied the knot in Chicago at The Crystal Gardens of Navy Pier on June 25th, 2016.

Wedding Couple dancing at Navy Pier Crystal Gardens

"Prior to taking dance lessons, we were extremely nervous about having the spotlight on us during our first dance. On our wedding day, we felt prepared and ready to show off our moves! Neither of us tripped, we actually looked like we knew what we were doing, and we had fun sharing our first dance as husband and wife. Don't get us wrong, we were both relieved once we were done with our first dance but taking lessons ahead of time was one of the best decisions that we made for our special day!"

Jeremy & Lacey danced to a mashup of "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran and "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon. 

A couple walking out on to the dance floor

What was your favorite part of taking dance lessons for the wedding

With all the chaos and excitement of planning a wedding, we looked forward to our "date nights" at Ballroom Dance Chicago. Although neither of us had any dance experience, Lydia gave us the direction and confidence that we needed for our first dance! 

What insight or knowledge can you share with other couples who are taking dance lessons for their wedding? 

Trust your instructor! It may feel unnatural, especially if you've never danced before, but looking back at the surprised faces from our family and friends when we pulled off what seemed an impossible feat made it all worth it.

Couple kissing at their wedding on Navy Pier

Venue: Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier

Catering: Phil Stefani Signature Events

Photography: Heather DeCamp Photography

Entertainment: Colby Beserra and the Party Faithful

First Dance: Ballroom Dance Chicago

Cake: Lovin Oven Cakery

Planner: Anthony Navarro from Liven It Up Events

Videographer:  Smiling Toad Productions

Florist: Kloeckner Events and Weddings

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