My oldest daughter Stephanie was married last June at the Hotel Baker in St. Charles and we’re just now getting the digital files of the photos. I shared photos of the wedding ceremony a couple blog posts ago and now it’s time to share a few photos from the reception. (All photos courtesy of Jolie Images)
Both the wedding and reception were held at the historic Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois. This is the same hotel where my parents spent their wedding night 65 years ago. Stephanie’s wedding ceremony took place outside on the balcony with a waterfront view right outside this reception room. All doors had a view of water.
Here’s the happy, newly wed couple with their children – the flower girl and ring bearer. I know, you’re supposed to get married before you have children but my daughter has always been a bit of a rebel.
My granddaughter the flower girl did a great job! This was her second time standing up in a wedding. She was also the flower girl at my daughter Bridget’s wedding.
This is Bridget, the matron of honor, having a special moment with her sister Stephanie. The owl tattoo is in honor of my mother who had little owl statues that I had given her during one of her early stays at the hospital (she came out okay).
With the cake cut and eaten, it was time for the fun to begin. The girls enjoyed a little Soul Train style dancing while the men, too embarrassed to strut their stuff, looked on from a front row view.
One final photo of the happy couple. Be sure to check out the photos from the wedding ceremony if you haven’t seen them already.