A Romantic Rose Garden Wedding at Hotel Baker in Charles, Illinois

Sharon MacCormack (24 and a special education teacher) and David Sabol (27 and an electrical engineer) built their wedding around a question posed in the book "A Practical Wedding" by Megan Keene: "How do we want our wedding to feel?" The couple wanted to celebrate their strong relationship and friendship with a warm, romantic, happy event filled with love. The couple's romantic ceremony was held in the rose garden at Hotel Baker in Charles, Illinois, with a ceremony they designed themselves with white drapery behind the altar, yellow pom-poms decor down the aisle and white twinkle lights draped from the trees. The reception was held indoors, in Hotel Baker's Rainbow Room ballroom, named because the floor illuminates in numerous colors. Candles and baby's breath decorated the tables and rounded out the romantic vibe of the wedding. Check out more photos by Joanna Smith Photography, below.