It is not everyday that a bride requests all things pink and sparkly! But it’s not everyday that you meet a bride like Dawn. Dawn and Chris have actually been married 25 years to the day when they celebrated their anniversary in style. Dawn and Chris eloped the first time around, but this time Dawn wanted the full shebang!
I had the amazing pleasure of helping Dawn create the vision she had in her mind for her fun, high energy, very pink, and very blinged out wedding day! Dawn and Chris renewed their vows in the Chapel at Dinolfo’s in Homer Glen. The bride searched high and low for her classic strapless satin rhinestone encrusted gown. She accessorized with fabulous pink heels, a rhinestone tiara, and a cascading veil. She looked stunning as she walked down the aisle to meet her groom.
The couple’s sons were also a part of the beautiful ceremony, each pouring sand into a single vase symbolizing the family unity. After the “I Dos”, outstanding photographer Robb Davidson snagged a few shots of the couple and their VIPs before heading inside to get the party started! The ballroom at Dinolfo’s is striking. The guests entered through twin staircases under sparkling chandeliers.
In the center of the dance floor stands the piece de resistance: a stunning three tier cake trimmed with rhinestones and surrounded by custom monogramed and blinged out petit fours created by Amy Beck Cakes. The bride and groom take their seats at a raised sweetheart table with the same lovely pink backdrop dripping in crystals and pomanders accents that was used as the altar backdrop. Flowers by Steen also created the breathtaking lush centerpieces.
Because the bride wanted the full bridal experience, they were sure to fit in a bouquet and garter toss. The evening was capped off with delicious late night pizza! I think it is safe to say this bride got her day!
Venue & Catering: Dinolfo’s | DJ: Okyne Media Lab | Officiant: Pastor Joe | Florist: Flowers by Steen | Photography: Robb Davidson Photography | Videography: Just Hitched | Bakery: Amy Beck Cakes | Makeup/Hair: Appease | Transportation: Classic Wedding Cars | Wedding Now Coordinator: Allie House