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Amy Gordon and William Franzen



Allyson Gordon, Carly Anderson, Amy, Katrina Franzen, Elizabeth Bishop, Emily Reasor

Photographs: David Wittig Photography

Amy and William met while attending Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. One evening, William and his housemates hosted a celebratory bash for Amy’s volleyball team. A few nights later, the duo went out for dessert and have been inseparable ever since.

After dating for a number of years, William knew the time was right to propose. Following a romantic home-cooked meal, William presented Amy with an engraved Moleskin notebook. Hidden inside the pocket was a sparkling engagement ring. Amy accepted his proposal and they celebrated their engagement with their jubilant families in Aruba.

Amy and William were married by Reverend Paul Whitmore of the Southport Congregational Church at the spectacular Chicago Botanic Garden. Walking into the wedding reception took the newlyweds’ breath away as they were greeted by their favorite people in the world, all gathered in a tent decorated to perfection. 

Amy is the daughter of Julie and Rich Gordon of Highland Park, Illinois. She is currently working as a chief of staff for Groupon in Chicago. William is the son of Ann and Jack Franzen of Fairfield. Willy, as he is called, is currently the founder of One Day, One Job in Chicago. The couple enjoyed a honeymoon in France before returning to their Chicago home.

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