My Daughter’s June Wedding at Hotel Baker

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.

June WeddingStephanie’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.


June Wedding PreparationsMy 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 Bride and her maidsThe 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.


Here Comes the BrideI 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.


June wedding at the Hotel BakerWhew! We made it down the stairs without falling! Her shoes were high, glitter pink stilletos.


June Wedding at Hotel BakerThat’s my hubby on the left holding Zoe the flower girl.


Wedding VowsWe were blessed with plenty of sunshine. My daughter Bridget also had an outdoor wedding with great weather.


June Wedding CeremonyA beautiful backdrop provided the perfect scene for Stephanie and Matt’s wedding.


Stephanie and MattI can’t remember what the joke was but a little levity is always good during a wedding.


The Bridesmaids wore PinkThe bridesmaids wore floor length gowns of light pink silk.


The groomsmenThe groomsmen wore black tuxedos and light pink ties.


Bledsoe-Henneken WeddingThe 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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  1. Oh my what a beautiful wedding. I have stayed many times at the Baker Hotel on the River and it is so gorgeous and vintage on the inside. It does look like you had a gorgeous day for the ceremony. I love your daughter’s dress so beautiful. Love all the ruffles at the bottom. You look so beautiful too. Love the pink. Looks like a great day. Congrats.

  2. Such a beautiful wedding. Your daughters are beautiful. So glad you nice weather. I got married outside too and was a nervous wreck all week hoping the weather would be nice for us. Thanks for sharing her special day.

  3. Beautiful bride, maid of honour and mother of the bride! It looks like a perfect wedding on a perfect day. Thank you for sharing them with us. It was a long wait for you to get them!

  4. Wow ~ so gorgeous, Jennifer! Your daughter is beautiful and so was her dress and I love all of the pink. You looked stunning as well! So nice that it was such a beautiful day!

  5. My daughter has yet to find Mr. Right so we have not planned a wedding yet, but I look forward to planning it with her.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos of your darling family.

  6. What a lovely wedding! Your daughter’s dress was a show stopper, and you look beautiful! Thanks for sharing the special day with us. I’m going to go see the link for your other daughter’s wedding (my daughter got married in October 2011 too) Look forward to seeing part 2.


  7. Oh Wow, what a beautiful wedding in a breath taking setting. Your daughter’s dress is amazing and you look stunning. Love the pink:) Thanks for sharing this very special occasion with us. May God bless their union with love, happiness and success!


  8. Oh wow, what a beautiful bride and Mother too. Well, everyone is beautiful. The Bride’s dress is stunning. Everything looks just perfect. Thanks for sharing this special day. Blessings to all.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  9. Beautiful! You have a lovely family and each and every picture is so precious! I’ve been to St. Charles many times…gorgeous place for a wedding!


  10. What a beautiful wedding and wedding party! I LOVE looking at the pictures and look forward to more. (I didn’t realize that was you when I scanned through the photos before reading the post. You looked like a bridesmaid, not the mother of the bride! Beautiful dress on a beautiful lady!)

  11. ha! i know this place well as i spent my first 6 years as a child in st. charles and was a bridesmaid in a wedding iin the late 70s which held its reception at the hotel. in fact, the bride was managing the hotel at the time! what a beautiful bride, lovely details, and the most charming town.

    smiles to you.


  12. Your daughters are beautiful .. She is also one of the most beautiful brides I have ever seen. I love that DRESS !!! OMGUSH perfection .. the pics are so pretty . I know your one proud mamma .. LOVE LOVE LOVE it all

  13. Also meant to say that her heart on her dress is Just beautiful. LOVE it all… !!!! check out The Rusty Pearl when you get a chance .. love having ya …HUGS and have a blessed Easter

  14. Jennifer…lovely wedding. Gorgeous bride and I LOVE her dress!

    I hope you don’t mind but I used a couple of your photos as an example of beautiful photography in my post tonight. There are links on each photo and your name. Thank you – you are always an inspiration.

  15. Aww how pretty! What a beautiful setting and perfect weather. You and your daughter look lovely. I know recently I’ve been going back and looking at the wedding pictures of my daughter’s that took place last July. I find I get more choked up now than at the time. It seems surreal at the time doesn’t it?

  16. WOW what a gorgeous wedding and bride! You are stunning dressed in pink ::) I can’t wait to see more pictures!
    Thanks for sharing.

  17. How exciting! Such a beautiful bride and you look amazing! Our daughter got married in September…what a day to remember!
    Congrats to you all!!!

  18. Your daughter looks gorgeous and I love her dress! I did not know you are in Illinois?!? I’m about half an hour east down north avenue from Hotel Baker. My father in law is in St. Charles so we are out in that area every so often. During the summer I like to ride the train west with my sons and walk around Geneva and have lunch. I just love coming out that way,

    I also love that your daughter married at the same spot as her grandparents!!!

  19. What a beautiful place for a wedding, Jennifer! Everyone looks so wonderful! LOVE the pinks she chose! Your parents were married on my birthday. 🙂 Thanks for sharing such a sweet and special event with us!

    xoxo laurie