Just hearing about my girlfriend’s wedding (before seeing any photos), I knew I had to write about it. She was certain about her colors and her look from day one! I knew her wedding would be classic yet contemporary, sweet and extremely romantic! I especially love the special moments shared between mother and daughter and the personal touches created by the bride and groom!  You can see/read the full spread below!

A few words from the Bride:

Dan and I met at work in early 2008. We were just friends for a while and began dating in September 2008, coincidently 2 years to the day before our wedding. He proposed on December 15, 2009 with a ring he designed incorporating the diamond passed on to him by his grandmother. Our wedding took place at Blackhawk Country Club. The ceremony was later in the day at 4:30 pm, with cocktails to follow at 5, and the reception at 6. I grew up just 3 minutes down the road from here…so it has a special place in my heart. The bridal party got ready at my parents house after having one last girls sleepover there the evening before. My uncle (a judge) married us on a lovely terrace overlooking a beautiful lake and golf course. The overall feeling of our wedding was a laid back vintage style…colors were Merlot, ivory & gold. A few special moments was when I first received my bouquet…my mom had secretly given our florist a piece of her wedding dress along with two pennies (one dated 1983, my year of birth, and the other dated 2010, the year of our wedding)…and she had incorporated those into the bouquet. My mom then told me that her mom, my grandmother, had done the same for her and her wedding day to my dad. Also, our cake has special meaning to me for two reasons. First, Dan, the groom, designed the entire cake from start to finish (both design and flavors – it was red velvet with a chocolate fudge center..YUM). Secondly, the cake topper, belonged to my grandmother and was used at her wedding, my mom’s and then ours. It was really special and a great conversation piece for the guests. The food was spectacular as well…and was also picked out by the groom. The food was western themed – chicken, ribs, cornbread, beans etc…we wanted our guest to actually enjoy the food at our wedding and I think they did! A live band provided entertainment for us, and we danced the evening away…until we were whisked away on our Honeymoon to Cabo San Lucas after a lovely sendoff by our guests carrying noisemakers. It was a fun, perfect day and neither of us would change any bit of it!

Congrats Dan and Sara!!