Photos from My Daughter’s June Wedding at Hotel Baker

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)

Hotel Baker Wedding ReceptionBoth 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.


Wedding Reception at Hotel BakerStephanie loves pink, bling, and anything with a girly-glamorous touch. I love the birdcage chairs.


June Wedding ReceptionThe floral arrangements were amazing and oh so fragrant with roses, stargazer lilies, and more!


Wedding FlowersLucky me got to take a few of these centerpieces home after the wedding was over.


Bride and GroomHere’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.


Bride and Flower GirlMy 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.


Bride and Matron of HonorThis 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).


Groom and GroomsmenThe groom, my new son-in-law Matt, had a fun photo op with his groomsmen.


Wedding UshersMy other son-in-law Zac (on the left) and my son Cory were the ushers and had a little fun making their grand entrance into the reception hall.


Wedding ToastBridget gave a beautiful wedding toast.


Bledsoe-Henneken WeddingThe happy couple … the bride looking a little nervous about taking a bite of cake from her groom.


Wedding CakeReal orchids and a simple white pearl ribbon adorn the wedding cake. When I got married, I had orchids in my bouquet.


Wedding receptionWith 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.


Wedding ReceptionMy son Cory and his girlfriend of 3 years, Amy. She’s such a cute little thing!


Bride and GroomOne final photo of the happy couple. Be sure to check out the photos from the wedding ceremony if you haven’t seen them already.

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  1. Beautiful photos. And you don’t look old enough to have 3 grown children! Lucky you!

  2. Love all the photos. I love the Baker Hotel and it looks like you had a great party to celebrate this beautiful occasion.

  3. GIRL you all are just beautiful ………… and what a beautiful bride.. LOVE all the pics and I know mamma is proud

  4. This is and was a beautiful wedding and setting. Everyone looked like they had a great time on such a happy occassion.


  5. both weddings so different and yet, so wonderful! stephanie’s dress–omgosh–gorgeous!

  6. She is so gorgeous!! Also, I love the centerpieces and the architecture of the hotel. The setting was stunning.

  7. Very nice. I know of The Baker Hotel. My cousin lives in St. Charles and I visit at least twice a year. I drive right by it, when going to her house. I didn’t realize it was so beautiful inside!

  8. Wonderful photos again. The tables and flower arrangements are so beautifully done. You have adorable grandkids and beautiful family!

  9. What a beautiful wedding, and bride. I love that cake, and the flower girl is just too cute.

  10. Beautiful wedding photos. I love, love those flower centerpieces, amazing!
    The children look so sweet.
    Thanks for sharing your happy day.

  11. What a beautiful place for a wedding and a gorgeous day too! Lovely photos !

  12. Such a beautiful wedding! I love the centerpieces and your daughter’s dress is stunning! She is beautiful. Congrats!

  13. I enjoyed your wedding’s posts a lot. You’re daughters are so beautiful!
    Lovely floral arrangements.

  14. My daughter is still waiting for Mr.Right and I am looking forward to planning a fun wedding one day.

    Thanks for sharing your family’s special day.

  15. Stunning wedding and reception! Your daughters and attendants gowns were gorgeous and wow what a gown you had you! No need to explain anything to us, this is 2013! My daughter had her two at her Big Fat Polish Wedding in 2009!LOL!!

  16. Great photos, Jennifer. Those centerpieces and cake are amazing! (the people are looking pretty sharp, too!) Looks like a wonderful family celebration in a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing part 2!


  17. Gorgeous, Jennifer! What a fun time you all had! You certainly do NOT look old enough to have a daughter that age AND a granddaughter too! You are one ageless beauty, girl! I can see where your daughter gets her good looks. 🙂 Off to look at the wedding photos I missed! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  18. mmmm I love weddings. The setting is gorgeous, your daughter is lovely… Thank you for sharing. Lynaea

  19. Jennifer. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. I never get tired of looking at a beautiful bride and reception even if I don’t know who got married! 🙂

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