On a warm, summer day with drizzly skies, Beth and Healy said, "I do" to one another at Trinity Church in Highland Park, Illinois. It's a small, quaint church on Chicago's North Shore, full of dark wood and stained glass.
Summer florals and wine crates decorated both the ceremony and reception venue, which was held at Chicago Botanic Garden, in Glencoe, Illinois. Programs were printed on fans to help keep guests cool during the wedding.
Beth entered through the side door so as not to be seen by too many guests before her entrance. Her bridesmaids and flower girls were right behind.
One last chat between sisters before the wedding began.
Healy waited patiently at the end of the aisle for his beloved to enter the sanctuary space.
The ring-bearer was not remiss in his duty when called to the altar to deliver the wedding rings.
Husband and wife's first kiss.
Guests were given little packets of flower seeds to toss at the bride and groom as they exited their wedding ceremony. We then drove over to the garden for formal photographs before the reception. Rows of hedges provided symmetrical lines as a backdrop for the bridal party.
The venue was decorated in beautiful pink and rose tones that bounced off the ceiling of the white tent. Twinkle lights zig-zagged above the seating and aided the candles illumination power.
The wedding cake was provided by Bent Fork Bakery in Highwood, Illinois.
After dinner, Beth and Healy cut their cake and went straight into their first dance. Beth then danced with her father; Healy with his mother.
The Stitley Orchestra provided live entertainment for the duration of the reception. The guests sure did know how to boogie!
Those not on the dance floor were engaged in great catching up conversations and mingled on the patio and in the courtyard. Bartenders kept the libations flowing.
The only thing left to round out this night was a sparkler exit. Long, sparklers were held by guests along the footpath where the newlyweds were set to depart. A vintage car was readied to sweep them away, off to new adventures.
Congratulations on your marriage!! Many blessings to you both!