From my first chat with Meg’s mom, Maureen, I knew this was going to be a blast of a wedding. There was so much joy in her voice as she described plans for her daughter, Meg, and her soon-to-be son-in-law, Sanjay’s Labor Day Weekend celebration! When the big day arrived it was just as fun as we had imagined.
Wedding day morning was easy-peasey. Meg’s bridesmaids got their hair done at Zazu Salon before returning to the Hilton Oak Brook Hills to get dressed and ready. My longtime pal, Rebecca, of Rebecca Marie Photography met us at the hotel to capture all the prep. Sanjay spent the morning at the driving range with his groomsmen and then decided to keep his “getting ready” time quiet before all the excitement of the day began.
The midwest celebration was “Part 2” of the wedding festivities–the California wedding (where Sanjay hails from) had been a couple weeks prior–and so many of their details had been meticulously planned down to Sanjay’s custom cufflinks engraved with each wedding date.
Sanjay and Meg shared their first look at Butterfield Country Club. The rain had been teasing us all day long, but it stopped just before the crew took photos all around the property. The bouquets created by The English Garden were bursting with bright and joyful colors. I just loved Meg’s tea length dress.
The ceremony, held under a stately tree glowing with cafe lights, was perfectly tailored to the couple. Guests waved colorful ribbons to celebrate the bride and groom once they made it official.
The reception was held in Butterfield’s tent. You couldn’t have picked more perfect details for a summertime celebration. From the crisp sky blue table linens, to the brilliant floral arrangements, to (my favorite addition) the table numbers hand-painted by the bride’s mother, it was certainly one to remember.
Following a delicious dinner and some truly heartfelt toasts, Talk of the Town Big Band kicked off and kept the dance floor filled until the end of the night (and then some!).
Meg and Sanjay, you two were a joy to work with and it was such a pleasure getting to be welcomed into your families for the weekend. Cheers to many many years of celebration!