Last June my oldest daughter Stephanie married her beau, Matt. And just this weekend we finally got the digital photo files! We’ve waited so long and I’m thrilled to be able to share them even though it’s months later. Rather than share all my fave photos at once, I’m dividing them into two blog posts. This first post focuses on the ceremony itself and the second will share favorite moments from the reception. All photos by Jolie Images.
Stephanie’s wedding took place at Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois. This is the same hotel where my parents spent their wedding night 65 years ago on the very date of this post, March 26th.
My two daughters just before the wedding begins. We had a room on the top floor of the historic hotel to get ready. My daughter Bridget is on the right and was Matron of Honor. She had a country farm wedding in October of 2011.
The girls are ready to go. Can you tell pink is Stephanie’s favorite color? The flower girl and ring bearer are my grandchildren, and their mother is the bride. Long story for another day.
I had the great pleasure of walking my daughter down the aisle. Another long story for another day. Her dress is the first one she tried on, but we kept looking so we could thoroughly enjoy the dress shopping experience. No other dress measured up to this one.
Whew! We made it down the stairs without falling! Her shoes were high, glitter pink stilletos.
That’s my hubby on the left holding Zoe the flower girl.
We were blessed with plenty of sunshine. My daughter Bridget also had an outdoor wedding with great weather.
A beautiful backdrop provided the perfect scene for Stephanie and Matt’s wedding.
I can’t remember what the joke was but a little levity is always good during a wedding.
The bridesmaids wore floor length gowns of light pink silk.
The groomsmen wore black tuxedos and light pink ties.
The wedding party … don’t the guys look cool in their shades? Reception photos will be posted soon. The flowers were amazing!
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