Sweet and Simple Elopement in Chicago

Xavier and Ruth eloped at the courthouse and then had an intimate dinner with friends and family at Sunda in Chicago. Kayleen Nyshell Photography was there to capture the post elopement photos of the couple as they were basking in the glow of their new marriage!

How They Met

These sweet lovebirds ended up meeting each other as many other do….through work. But, they found themselves in the midst of a cross-Atlantic relationship.

Here’s how Ruth describes how she and Xavier met:

“Xavier and I met in London through work. We started off long distance and would see each other any time we possibly could. FaceTime became our most used app.” – Ruth

The Proposal

“We went to Kew Botanical Garden in London. Knowing us, we’re always fashionably late, so it was an hour and a half before closing time.  We were attempting to get a “cute” picture before we left. We finally found someone to snap a photo of us. As I was getting myself together I turned around and Xavier was on one knee. I was in complete shock. I normally catch on to things, but I had no clue. I said YESS!!! We kissed, we hugged! It was a very special moment.” –Ruth

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