Katie and Colin met while studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland. After six years of friendship, they decided to try a long- distance relationship, with Colin residing in Boston and Katie in Chicago. Before they knew it, the couple was sending out classic wedding invitations with a touch of blue and a wax seal. The couple chose to get married with a big, traditional Catholic wedding officiated by the bride’s uncle, Deacon Daniel Coughlin, culminating in one of the most special moments of Katie and Colin’s day.
Although a thunderstorm (and maybe a slight tornado) hit right in the middle of the celebration, it thankfully didn’t last long. Not only did the couple still have the best day, but the weather also produced some of the most beautiful and memorable photos. With a color scheme of blue, blush and white, intermingled with luscious greenery, the florals captured the vision of a summer wedding perfectly. The matching table décor incorporated bright florals with a wood planter box to complete the look.
The most important element to the couple’s wedding day was ensuring their family and friends could be there to celebrate. The couple had quite a few guests that had traveled to be there, including the groom’s family all the way from Boston. Fortunately, the storm passed and guests were able to make the most of the indoor/outdoor space at the beautiful reception venue. Katie and Colin continued the celebration with dinner and dancing. Their live band kept the dance floor packed all night!
NUMBER OF WEDDING GUESTS: 215
CEREMONY VENUE: St. Patrick Catholic Church – McHenry
RECEPTION VENUE: Makray Memorial Golf Club
PHOTOGRAPHER & VIDEOGRAPHER: With Love Productions
BRIDE’S RINGS: Robert’s Jewelry
GROOM’S WEDDING BAND: Steffan’s Jewelers
BRIDE’S GOWN: Kathryn’s Bridal
VEIL: Kathryn’s Bridal
BRIDE’S SHOES: Badgley Mischka
HAIR: Hair for You Salon & Spa
MAKEUP: Marguerite Preston
FORMALWEAR: Men’s Wearhouse
BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Kathryn’s Bridal
STATIONERY: Stack Creative
FLORAL & DÉCOR: Chapel Hill Florist
CAKE & SWEETS: Lovin Oven Cakery