By Paige L
On October 21, 2017 Under Lucky Stars captured the moment my husband and I said "I do" in a surprise wedding ceremony in front of 40 of our closest friends and family at the University Club of Chicago.
Our guests thought they were coming to a surprise 40th birthday for my husband but as they entered the venue space they saw the Under Lucky Stars star map announcing the day as our "happily ever after." We coupled the print with a wooden sign welcoming them to our wedding and a program explaining the surprise. Now our Under Lucky Stars hangs in our bedroom to remind us of the joy and surprise that defined the happiest day of our lives. When asked why we chose a surprise wedding, we always answer that we wanted the day to be about the raw emotion - the love, the joy, and the utter surprise. Weddings are often stressful and expensive for family and guests. We didn't need gifts or a color scheme we only needed the love and support of our family. We will always remember October 21 as a day blanketed in love and blessings.
The Under Lucky Stars print will always hold a special place in my heart as it was my wedding gift to my husband to show him he was the fairy tale I never knew I wanted and never knew I deserved - and with that, he cried that it was the most thoughtful gift he'd ever received. So, the print is more than a piece of art for us, it holds the surprise, the secret, the excitement, the commitment, the love, and most importantly the gratitude that we found our happily ever after in each other.