Katie & Marco
Ravisloe Country Club, Homewood, IL
The couple’s fairy tale love story culminated in a traditional wedding with a bright and airy reception and pops of green and coral.
For Katie and Marco, it was love at first sight. In fairy tale fashion, the couple exchanged vows in a traditional Catholic ceremony at St. Christina Catholic Church surrounded by relatives and friends. The bride wore a dreamy mermaid silhouette wedding gown with a beaded lace bodice and tulle chapel train from Allure Bridals. The maid of honor wore a buttery version of the blush pink dresses the bridesmaids wore. The men (including the groom’s three brothers who all acted as his best men) sported classic black tuxedos with black bowties and suspenders, with the exception of the bridesman who had the distinction of a blush bowtie. The guests celebrated with a reception at Ravisloe Country Club, a lovely Spanish-style establishment with an airy, ivy-filled courtyard, vaulted ceilings, wrought iron lighting accents, and bursts of green and coral to contrast customary white. Rosemary’s Garden added pink and white peonies with roses, dusty miller and eucalyptus to the classic ensemble.
Beyond their traditional wedding cake, the couple hosted a candy bar with all their favorite candy and Katie crafted homemade wine charms for wedding favors; it was details like this that made the night special. Even the DJ received a set of instructions to match the mood of the evening — classical music and Italian opera during cocktail hour, Italian classics from the likes of Frank Sinatra during dinner and a mix of contemporary pop music after dinner. To complete the Italian vibe, the couple planned to honeymoon in Florence, Tuscany and Positano, Italy, after the wedding.
From the couple:
“Danielle from The Simply Elegant Group helped keep the events and our wedding party on track and running smoothly, and even helped with an emergency mother of the bride dress mishap. She took a lot of stress off my plate because I didn’t have to feel like I was bossing people around and telling them what to do!”
Planning/Coordination: The Simply Elegant Group
Venue: Ravisloe Country Club
Photography/Videography: TWA Photographic Artists
Floral: Rosemary’s Garden
Catering: Ravisloe Country Club And Aurelio’s Pizza
Cake: Orland Park Bakery
Entertainment: An Enchanted Evening
Transportation: Limos Alive
Hair/Makeup: Nicole Marie Salon
Bridal Gown/ Bridesmaid Dresses: Eva’s Bridal International