Amanda and Andrew
This was a beautiful wedding! A little vintage in the color theme of yellow and grey…just loved it! We knew Amanda through the her mother, Jill, in association with the children’s theater program that our daughters are in. (Word of mouth is such a blessing!) Jill asked us to step in and assist as the DAY OF planners, giving her more time to spend with her family. What a wonderful blessing! She was helping Amanda with the details of the wedding while Amanda was a teacher in another state. So…the journey began about two months before the wedding. As the date approached, I quickly saw Amanda’s creativity and organizational skills come to life in the form of a beautiful day! I hope it was all Amanda was hoping for!
SOME OF THE DETAILS:
Both the ceremony and reception were held at Danada House in Wheaton, Illinois. The ceremony was held outdoors under stately and mature oak trees, with friends Jordan (on guitar) and Alixx singing with a voice like an angel. One of the most touching aspects to the ceremony was the ‘Foot Washing’… so moving! What a wonderful depiction of serving each other! This is a great option for couples looking at a unity ceremony for a Christian wedding.
The reception was in the indoor banquet room, which has large windows to see outside. The bride and groom arranged outdoor games for the guests while the wedding party had photos behind the beautiful oak trees! One of the wonderful aspects that Danada House offers is a rolling landscape, nestled behind a 23-stall Kentucky style stable.
The bride and groom’s story included great food at Chipotle so they incorporated a self serve buffet of burritos, beans and rice catered by Qdoba Mexican Grill. From what we saw, this was a huge hit! Each table had their own chips and salsa while waiting for dinner, and delicious lemonade was served in mason jars.
The color theme was yellow and grey. What a beautiful start for a June wedding. The floral bouquets for the wedding party were made by the groom’s mother…just beautiful! The colors absolutely popped in so many elements of the day, and looked amazing! The linens for the head table and cake table were grey with yellow napkins. The highboys held linens in yellow with a grey sash wrapped around the legs. Everything tied together so nicely.
One wonderful touch we enjoyed was the sweets and candy buffet table in the wedding colors, mixed in with homemade treats from the family. The bride’s mother made the wedding cake…a labor of love and simple elegance at it’s best! The beverage station held mason jars in ice with yellow striped straws that we recommend so often. The bride used some great dispensers to hold the lemonade beverages and added lemon slices as a beautiful garnish. This created a ‘romantic themed summer wedding’ so wonderfully — from the bride’s dress, the outdoor ceremony and the special reception touches, this day was pulled together so wonderfully!
During the reception, the bride and groom played a wonderful video of the two of them before and after they met. It was a sentimental touch for everyone in attendance to share in their special love.
DJ Entertainment was done by a friend, Alixx, who was also the soloist for the wedding ceremony. She did a wonderful job at helping me keep everything on schedule so they could have their special ‘traditions’ done in enough time, while still having some time to ‘get it on’ on the dance floor!
Final send off for the bride and groom as “Mr. and Mrs.” was down a long glass hallway with light sticks and lanterns…such a wonderful touch to end the night!
Photography was done by Greg Napoli — http://www.gregnapoli.com.
Lastly, I want to thank the bride’s mother, Jill, for allowing me to help her enjoy being the ‘mother of the bride’ on the wedding day, to Amanda for trusting me to assist so her day was just as she envisioned, and to Andrew for being so wonderfully patient through the entire process. The two of you have a wonderful life ‘as one’ to look forward to. Congratulations!
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