19 East Chicago Wedding Photography by Elena Bazini Photography.

We’ve photographed weddings where the couple grew up together.  Ones where they met on match.com and Instagram. And even ones that met on Spotify and Tinder.  Deena and Alex are, to the best of my knowledge, our first and only couple to meet in a cab.  And we’re not talking Uber Pool, we’re talking about a 2011 old fashioned taxi.

Deena and Alex were both out with friends in River North, and at the end of the night they ended up going after the same cab to get home.  There was a bit of back and forth as to who was the rightful owner of this cab ride, but they soon realized they were headed in the same direction and decided to share the ride.  At the end of the cab ride Alex scored Deena’s number, and they went on an official first date not long after.  As the say, the rest is history!  You’ll see a few yellow cabs throughout this wedding day, as well as an emotional first look, and some high energy Ukrainian dancing.  Throw in some super cute wedding kids and sweet and funny vows, and I’d say you pretty much have a perfect day.

We can’t thank these two enough for having us document their wedding.  We laughed and cried.  And we took lots of photos.  Deena and Alex, we hope you love reliving this fabulous day!



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Congratulations to Deena & Alex, we hope you enjoyed reliving this super fun day through the photos.  Enjoy your honeymoon!! xo, Elena

The fabulous team of Chicago wedding vendors includes:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: 19 East | Wedding Coordination: Karolina O’Malley | Florist: Life in Bloom | Catering: Food for Thought | Videography: Shutter & Sound | DJ: Style Matters | Hair and Makeup: Nika Vaughan and Meraki Room Salon | Ceremony Music: Quartet Parapluie | Bride’s Dress: Marisa Bridal | Groom’s Suit: Custom from Formally Modern | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Asos, BHLDN and Adrianna Pappel | 19 East Chicago Wedding Photography: Elena Bazini Photography

Are you recently engaged? Planning a wedding of your own?  Reach out and say hello.  We’d love to tell your story!