It may have been cold outside, but everyone was cozy and warm at Christine & Ken’s intimate winter wedding hosted at Barrington’s White House. All photos by Tamara Jaros Photography.
Christine Ken bride and groom portrait

Christine and Ken swiped right on Tinder and never looked back. Ken said he knew Christine was the one for him because, “She was a challenge for me and liked sports as much as me.” In Ken, Christine found someone who would never give up on her. When it came to planning their wedding, Chicago was a natural choice for the Chicagoland natives, who married in a ceremony at St. James Parish where Ken went to school. They dreamt of an intimate winter wedding and found their perfect unique venue at Barrington’s White House.

While the ceremony went by in a blur, Christine recalls Ken whispering, “It’s just you and me,” to her which helped her remain steady throughout the service. One of her favorite memories was seeing Ken tear up while he waited for her at the altar. After they were pronounced “Mr. and Mrs.” the pair was excited to start the party with their closest family and friends. They incorporated their love of Chicago sports with Blackhawks and Cubs jerseys for guests to sign in lieu of a traditional guest book. Family heirlooms, like Christine’s grandmother’s mink fur and her great-grandmother’s mirror displaying a welcome message to guests, helped them feel close to those who couldn’t be there to celebrate. The party lasted all night, with the DJ keeping everyone on the dance floor until the last song. When looking back at their Big Day, Christine recalled, “It was a perfect day, a new beginning with my best friend, and I wish I could relive it again in slow motion.”

Christine Ken stationery suite with rings
Christine Ken bride's purple shoes
Christine Ken flowers bride bouquet
Christine Ken bride's dress details
Christine Ken bride getting ready hair
Christine Ken bride getting ready card from groom
bridesmaid fur shrugs
Christine Ken groom getting ready
Christine Ken Groom getting ready socks phone
Christine Ken rings
Christine Ken father of the bride's tie
Christine Ken father of the bride walking down aisle
Christine Ken first kiss church ceremony
Christine Ken flowers
Christine Ken bridal party
Christine Ken leaving ceremony
Christine Ken bridesmaids with fur
Christine Ken bridal party
Christine Ken portrait
Christine Ken portrait
Christine Ken reception room
Christine Ken table numbers and flowers
Christine Ken head table
Christine Ken table setting
Christine Ken bar
Christine Ken toasts
Christine Ken toasts
Christine Ken jersey guestbook
Christine Ken wedding cake
Christine Ken cupcakes
Christine Ken first dance
Christine Ken mother son dance
Christine Ken reception dancing
Christine Ken reception dancing flower girl
Christine Ken bride at reception
Christine Ken thank you dog picture

Photography: Tamara Jaros Photography, Ceremony: St. James Parish, Reception: Barrington’s White House, Videography: With Love Productions, Officiants: Father Matt Foley; Deacon Jim Bannon, Event Planner: TOAST Weddings and EventsBride’s Gown: Essense of Australia via The Crystal Bride, Bride’s Shoes: Ted BakerHair: Makeup and Hair Artistry by FrancescaMakeup: Makeup by Mary Redinger, Groom’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse, Floral & Décor: Mayfield FlowersCatering: Hel’s Kitchen CateringEntertainment: Lawton Lunce Mobile Entertainment, Cake & Sweets: Sweet Mandy B’s, Transportation: Falcon Tour & Travel Corp

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