My son married his college girlfriend this past summer and I finally have photos to share with you! Will you indulge me while I relive the memory here on my blog? Their summer wedding was held at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington, Illinois. The weather was perfect, the bride was beaming, and my son looked rather dapper in his tuxedo. All photos (except the beach photo) were taken by The Wedding Studio.
These two met while attending Illinois State University and have been together ever since.
Cory proposed to Amy on the beach at Punta Cana. He arranged the romantic dinner and found a photographer to capture the moment. Sometimes he surprises me, but if you’re a parent, maybe you understand that we often still think of our grown children as the little tikes they once were.
The summer wedding ceremony was held here at Makray Golf Club on July 3rd. The building has beautiful architecture inside and out, which is part of the reason Amy and Cory chose it for their special day.
The morning of the wedding, we were all at a nearby hotel getting ready. That’s me on the right; I love having someone else do my hair. Amy and my daughters are on the bottom. After my hair was done, I went down the hall to check on Cory who was having trouble figuring out the cuff links.
Hours later, everyone was dressed and ready to go. I don’t know why it takes so long to do hair and makeup, but it always does for a special event like a summer wedding. My granddaughter Zoe was the flower girl. She likes having her hair done, too!
Amy’s dress was made of beautiful lace and her bouquet was mostly white, with a bit of eucalyptus and other greens.
I love wedding dresses like Amy’s that have buttons down the back.
Amy and Cory’s summer wedding ceremony was held outside near the golf course pond.
Zoe was a little shy and didn’t like having all eyes on her but she did a good job. You can see her brother in the background, watching her walk down the aisle.
The parents of the bride … we’ve become friends and I have to say, it’s so nice when you like the in-laws!
A few family photos … with Cory, walking toward the ceremony with hubby, and my family and my sister’s family with the bride and groom. My dress was a silver gray swing dress with sequins on the bottom portion and chiffon on top. My grandson picked out my silver sandals! He had the lucky job of shopping with Grammy for her ensemble.
This is the lucky grandson who went shopping with me. He’s the brother of the flower girl.
Little Boo Bear with Uncle Cory and his new Aunt Amy!
The girls in their beautiful gowns.
On to the reception where guests signed a leaf on the tree.
Amy and Cory had an ice cream bar, and they each made a signature sundae that guests could order after dinner.
And then there was dancing …
Hubby still has some sweet moves! Ha! Hope he doesn’t mind me sharing his dance moves with the world.
The beautiful bride and groom …
I wish them well in their new life together! Luckily they live nearby so we get to see them often.
Congratulations Amy and Cory! I loved your summer wedding!
And thanks to all of you for indulging me while I shared this special event with you!