Mind blown: This couple crowdsourced from their guests at the wedding via smartphone

Mind blown: This couple crowdsourced from their guests at the wedding via smartphone
Photos by Jentri Colello Photography

Mary and Andy hosted a gorgeous wedding at Thalia Hall in Chicago featuring a gorgeous chuppah, a sweet first look, and loads of lovely moments.

But their ceremony was the one that struck a chord with us hardcore. Since the presence of their guests at their wedding was really the reason to have a wedding for them, Mary and Andy wanted them to be a real part of the ceremony, not just witnesses. So they asked guests to pull out their smartphones and submit a short blessing or wish to the couple. The responses were then put into a word cloud so guests could see which words were submitted the most. This has to be the natural progression of a ring warming in today's tech world!

After that, they had a singalong and the rest of the part ensued. Are you kidding me with this idea? It's the best. Let's see these cuties with epic ideas AND the word cloud that resulted…

Mind blown: This couple crowdsourced from their guests at the wedding via smartphone

Mind blown: This couple crowdsourced from their guests at the wedding via smartphone

Mind blown: This couple crowdsourced from their guests at the wedding via smartphone

Mind blown: This couple crowdsourced from their guests at the wedding via smartphone

Mind blown: This couple crowdsourced from their guests at the wedding via smartphone

Mind blown: This couple crowdsourced from their guests at the wedding via smartphone

Mind blown: This couple crowdsourced from their guests at the wedding via smartphone

Mind blown: This couple crowdsourced from their guests at the wedding via smartphone

Mind blown: This couple crowdsourced from their guests at the wedding via smartphone

Mind blown: This couple crowdsourced from their guests at the wedding via smartphone

Mind blown: This couple crowdsourced from their guests at the wedding via smartphone
The blessing finale!

Mind blown: This couple crowdsourced from their guests at the wedding via smartphone

Mind blown: This couple crowdsourced from their guests at the wedding via smartphone

Mind blown: This couple crowdsourced from their guests at the wedding via smartphone

Vendors

Ceremony and reception venue: Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL • Caterer: Dusek’s Board & Beer • Band: The Fat Babies • Photographer: Jentri Colello Photography • Coordinator: Anticipation Events • Bakery: Sweet Mandy B’s • Hotel: Loews Chicago Hotel • Florist: Swanson's Blossoms Shop

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