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Alex+ Jake: Rustic Celebration with Thoughful Details

By: 
Jordan Dechambre

Wedding: October 1, 2017

Ceremony & Reception: Over the Vines, Edgerton

Honeymoon: Cape Town, South Africa

In the case of Alex Singer and Jake Armijo, an icy start led to a warm future. The couple met six years ago when Jake, a former AAA hockey player, was playing college hockey at Eastern Illinois University. A few years later, as the pair spent time ice skating at a cozy rink in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, Jake bent down as if to tie her laces, then dropped to one knee and proposed. Ten months later, the couple exchanged vows in a rustic-chic barn wedding at Over the Vines. Alex looked to Pinterest for inspiration, which led to her family lending their talents for the décor, including handmade gift bags by Alex’s sister, which were filled with bride-and-groom cake pops, Chicago-style popcorn and other fun gifts for the guests. The couple took a spin on the dance floor to the Beatles’ “In My Life” for their first dance—no skates required.