Wish Upon a Wedding’s 100th Wish Granted to Anne and Jon in Chicago

Anne and Jon celebrated their wedding day Sunday, October 23rd at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago among their closest family and friends. Anne and Jon’s Wedding marked the organization’s 100th wish granted and a huge milestone for Wish Upon a Wedding.


Bianca Hall of Estera Events was there to lead Anne and Jon through the plans every step of the way. She shared, “Working with Anne & Jon has reminded us exactly what true love and marriage is all about. Hearing them recount their story thus far and recognizing their strength as a couple is simply something you don’t see every day. When things get hard, they pull each other closer, and truly, that is a lesson we could all take notes from.”


Anne and Jon first met online in 2008 after Anne had undergone a mastectomy to treat her Stage 0 breast cancer. Anne worried no one would ever love or want her in her post-treatment state. Anne recalls that Jon immediately and completely accepted her and the boys. “He just came right in and took all of it,” remembers Anne. Though Anne’s cancer has returned, the couple continues to have a positive outlook on every single day; continuing to smile, be silly, and love one another and their family.

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The day of the wedding was nothing short of magical. Beauty and love was the common thread, with pure joy and happiness shared among an amazingly close group of family and friends. The couple’s planner, Bianca, shared, “The day of the wedding, the look on Jon’s face when he saw Anne walking down the aisle brought us to absolute tears, and watching the two of them dance with their sons at their wedding reception was the most profound thing we’ve been able to experience in our career.”

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We are truly humbled and inspired by such a lovely couple who demonstrates raw love and the strongest of bonds. Wish Upon a Wedding is proud to welcome Anne and Jon into our family, and we wish them all the best in their marriage.



Venue: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Photography: Carasco Photography.
Planning: Estera Events
Bride’s hair: Rosemary Monica Hair + Makeup
Bride’s makeup: Makeup by Aga
Venue: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Ceremony Music: The Gold Coast All Stars
DJ: Okyne Medialab, Inc.
Celebrant: Chosen with Bonnie, Life-Cycle Celebrant
Floral: Fleur
Linen: BBJ Linen
Rentals: Nimble Well
Lighting: Elegant Event Lighting
Cake: Elysia Root Cakes
Video: Aria Films
Photobooth: ShutterBooth Chicago
Invitations: Sarah Drake Design
Wedding Day Portrait: RosemaryFanti.com



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