Katie and Bo’s wedding weekend went off without a hitch!
The day started with the ladies getting ready at Katie’s parents’ house, with a casual spread courtesy of Katie’s amazing hostess of a mother, and beautification by Deco Adamo Beautique.
When it came time for the group to make their way to the ceremony, Aries Charter was onsite to get the ladies (and gents!) to the church on time. Katie and Bo held their ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in La Grange, where Katie’s aunt (who happens to be her mother’s identical twin sister!) is a parishioner. The church was absolutely beautiful; perfectly grand for a traditional ceremony like this one.
I was thrilled to see that Katie and Bo had selected some of the Chicago-land area’s top musicians to help ensure their ceremony was one for the record books. Not only were they blessed with the beautiful voice of Bill Dwyer as their cantor, they worked with musicians from Choice Music Chicago to provide violin and trumpet, and the church’s pianist for the organ and piano. With recessional bagpipes by one of Chicago’s own Shannon Rovers, it was a ceremony sound to remember!
After the ceremony, everyone made their way to the Drake Oak Brook for the reception. Thanks to the beautiful fall weather, Katie and Bo were thrilled to be able to utilize the Drake’s Flower Room and adjoining patio for cocktail hour.
Peter Wynn Thompson was there to capture the gorgeous wedding party as sunlight started to wane, along with all the celebratory moments of the wedding day.
Carousel Flowers by Shamrock Garden in Elmhurst created all the floral, with wedding whites accentuated by deep maroon hues, and anemone (one of my all-time favorite flowers!)
Guests were soon invited into the Grand Ballroom at the Drake Oak Brook; the centerpieces beautifully complemented the gold and whites in the room. We loved how Katie and Bo used navy napkins to add some depth to the color palette.
Creative Cakes made a simple, multi-tiered cake adorned with a few simple blooms.
The reception energy was one of the highest we’ve seen in a long time! Clearly this crew had waited to be able to properly celebrate, and celebrate they did! The musical stylings of the Stu Hirsch Orchestra made for an amazing way to get everyone up and on the dance floor from the moment Katie and Bo walked in the room. A few songs between courses got this group ready to party!
Katie and Bo, it was a pleasure working with you to bring all the details together on your wedding day! We wish you years of happiness and love!