Our Wedding

Kevin and I had our dream wedding on September 3rd, 2010.  We said our vows in Holy Name Cathedral in the Chicago’s scenic Goldcoast neighborhood, and our reception was on the 15th floor of the Sun Times building set along the Chicago River.  The many months of planning were over before we knew it, but we have many beautiful photos to remember our special day. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I will let the photos do most of the talking…

"Holy Name Cathedral Chicago"

Holy Name Cathedral Chicago

We were very lucky to say our “I do’s” at Holy Name.  A year before our wedding the church had a major fire that destroyed the roof, ceiling, and many of the pillars and pews.  After months of renovation the church re-opened it’s doors…and not a moment to soon!

"DIY programs"

our DIY programs

In the weeks before the wedding I made 150 hand embossed wedding programs; they turned out beautifully :)

"father of the bride"

My dad walking me down the aisle

I was trying so hard not to cry…

Saying our vows


The new Mr. & Mrs.


"cathedral veil blowing in wind"

It was a windy day!

After the ceremony we took a trolley around the city taking photos.   Our photographer, Brian Kinyon, was amazing!

"Chicago Trolley"

Our Trolley


"city wedding"

Photo in the middle of Michigan Ave


"Kristen Gavin Blushing Blossoms"

Beautiful Bouquet 

We used a budding new florist, and she did a fantastic job.   All of our flowers were perfect thanks to Kristen Gavin with Blushing Blossoms.

"hanging votive branch centerpiece"

Our hanging votive centerpieces


"orchids submerged in water"

Orchid and water centerpieces

We had two amazing cakes, and cookie favors for the guests to take.  The grooms cake was carrot, and the wedding cake was a mouth watering almond cake with caramel filling and Italian butter cream frosting…and I think we had the best cake topper ever ;)

"hot dog grooms cake"

Hot dog grooms cake


"Alliance Bakery, Chicago"

Beautiful cake from Alliance Bakery in Chicago


"love pinch"

“love pinch”

Kevin actually painted that Bride’s hair brown (apparently only red-heads pinch their husband)…

"cookie wedding favor"

Our favors were delicious sugar cookies

Instead of a guest book we opted to make a wish tree for our guests to leave us a bit of advice or a wish for our future:

"wedding wish tree"

Our Wish Tree

After all the time and planning that went into just one day, we kicked back, had a couple of our signature cocktails and danced the night away!

"signature cocktails"

Our blue and gold drinks


Trying to do the electric slide…lol

This is only the beginning, and I have a feeling the best is yet to come…

"wedding photos in the city"

One of my favorite pictures :)