Dancing the Night Away

On vacation to Washington Island in Door County, Wisconsin, where Emily had vacationed as a child, Robert proposed. They had “spent the day biking around the island” and enjoyed a picnic on a cliff overlooking the water. Robert asked Emily to marry him just after the sun had set.

The ceremony was held at St. John Neumann in St. Charles. “I’m glad we made the decision to have our ceremony in a church. I knew this was an important part of marriage to Robert and his family,” says Emily. “Robert is Catholic and although I was baptized, I was not raised with religion in my life. Our priest was very open and welcomed me.”

Guests wandered through Hotel Baker’s beautiful rose garden with cocktails, then retired to the historic Rainbow Room for dinner. A lovely blend of burgundy and deep purple dahlias were accented by pink and ivory roses. The rich floral designs and gold candelabras created the perfect ambience.

To ensure the day was beautiful, loving, and fun, the couple set the tone through music and dance. “Having such a historic venue made us want to bring the vibe back a few years,” explains Emily. “We chose to do this with the music we played.” Emily and Robert made their debut on the dance floor with their first dance to a choreographed Fox Trot, and golden oldies kept the dance floor packed through the evening. The newlyweds were thrilled that their “plans came together to create this beautiful experience for our family and friends!”

By: Kelsey O’Shaughnessy

Ceremony: St. John Neumann Catholic Church Officiant: Fr. David Peck Reception: Hotel Baker Photography: Michael Novo Photography Videography: Red Weddings Bride’s Gown: Tickled Pink Bridal Boutique Bridesmaids’ Dresses: House Of Brides Hair: Haylie Pop Makeup: Nicole Parejko Formalwear: Trunk Club; Men’s Wearhouse Stationery: Invitations By Design Floral: Town & Country Gardens Sweets: Oak Mill Bakery Entertainment: Music By Design Catering: Hotel Baker Transportation: Spare Wheels Transportation

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