Carina & Daisy
Dinolfo’s Banquets, Homer Glen, IL
This pink and blue wedding offered sweets galore and custom touches that were the perfect representation of the couple.
Daisy and Carina met in a Chicago Police Department locker room as fellow officers who frequently exchanged niceties during shift change. The rest, as they say, is history. DiNolfo’s Banquets, an elegant space that made their eyes light up, hosted their ceremony and reception. Divine Design & Events not only made the venue more breath-taking with tall flowers, a stage, intimate candles, a mirrored head table, a flower wall and more, but also created the ceremony setup, bouquets and boutonnieres. Daisy wore a lace wedding dress by Martina Liana and Carina wore brown Louboutin shoes topped with a light burgundy suit customized by The Dapper Club, which also customized blue suits for the bridal party. The rest of the bridal party bought dresses in blush pinks and blues from David’s Bridal. For a romantic twist, Carina enlisted the help of a bridesmaid and local artist to write a song just for Daisy that encapsulated their love story to be sung during the wedding.
Dinner was a diverse offering of meats, sides, pastas and vegetarian dishes, which were enjoyed alongside a festive mariachi band performance. Proving police officers have a sense of humor, Daisy and Carina determined it was a must to have a donut table next to their table of sweets. Bjorn Cakes crafted a chic naked cake adorned in flowers, which was cut and packaged for guests to take home due to having so many sweets already available. Moreover, the couple ordered 275 assorted flavors of Nothing Bundt Cakes for favors to give guests another sweet gift they would truly enjoy.
From the couple:
“The most memorable moment was seeing my wife, Daisy, walk down the aisle as we were surrounded by all of our friends, coworkers and family members. The energy in that room was absolutely amazing; it was filled with happiness. She walked down the aisle to the song “I Choose You” by Ryann Darling as we both gazed into each other’s eyes, and cried tears of happiness and disbelief. At that very moment, we knew that our life was just about to get better than what it already was. We were about to become one forever.”
Venue: Dinolfo’s Banquets
Photography: TWA Photographic Artists
Floral/Design: Divine Designs & Events
Cake: Bjorn Cakes And Nothing Bundt Cakes
Entertainment: Mariachi Alma De México And Dj Magic
Transportation: Chicago Party Buses
Bridal Gown: Mira Couture
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Formalwear: The Dapper Club