Victoria knew from the beginning Scott was the one for her. “We clicked right away,” she says. “I love his personality and the love he has towards me. Family is so important to us and we both are very big family people. He is honestly my best friend and biggest supporter,” the bride says.
Victoria had found her biggest cheerleader. A romantic at heart, Scott proposed to his bride on an airplane ride during the holiday season by writing out the words ‘Will you marry me?’ in lights below. “I couldn’t have asked for a better proposal,” she says.
To stay organized throughout her planning, Victoria made a timeline of what she wanted to accomplish every month until the day of the wedding. “I stuck to my timeline,” she says. “I love planning and organizing, so I loved every minute of planning our wedding!”
Special thanks to Victoria + Scott for letting us feature their big day at Village Hall Banquets!
~ the bride’s details ~
Something Old: Handkerchief from great grandmother
Something New: The bride’s dress
Something Borrowed: The bride’s sister’s wedding veil
Something Blue: The writing on the bottom of her shoes in blue
~ What the bride does best ~
As head floral designer at Town & Country Gardens, Victoria’s talents shined. Both the bride and her maids carried bouquets filled with all shades of pink while the bride’s bouquet was mixed with a little wedding white. For the reception, five different centerpieces of varying heights stood tall in silver vases and on glassware.
~ A family connection ~
Victoria and Scott said their vows in the same place where her sister and in-laws tied the knot at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Opting not to do ‘first look’ photos, the couple immediately locked eyes as she walked down the aisle.
~ Sweet surprise ~
Guests devoured four different flavors of 300 cupcakes, while the newlyweds savored a 2-tier cake. The bride’s brother handmade the cupcake stand, which sat upon a navy sparkle table cloth in the middle of the dance floor. Victoria says, “It was just perfect.”
~ Victoria’s favorite part of the wedding ~
“The entire reception!” she says.
~ Newlywed Snowbirds ~
Six months after the wedding, Victoria and Scott planned a honeymoon getaway to the Pacific coast of Huatulco, Mexico. Complete with golden sand, beautiful rock formations and sapphire waters, the couple made sure they had a mini-break from their first Chicago winter as husband and wife.
~ advice for couple’s planning their wedding ~
“Plan early so you don’t have to stress as much closer to the wedding day.”
Photographer: Ellie Piper, Studio 37 OKC • Ceremony Site: St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church • Reception Site: Village Hall Banquets • Florist: Town & Country Gardens • Reception Entertainment: Music in Motion • Cake: Cakes by Dea • Grooms + Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse • Hair & Makeup: Rebecca Krueger • Bride’s Dress: Wolsfelt’s Bridal • Rehearsal Dinner: Cabana Charlie’s • Invitations: Ellery Designs • Transportation: • Emperor Limousine • Honeymoon: Huatulco, Mexico •
Victoria is the head wedding and floral designer at Town & Country Gardens.
~ See more of their wedding in the Summer/Fall edition of Wedding Guide Chicago! ~