A Traditional Church Wedding at Kenilworth Union Church in Kenilworth, Illinois

Eric (27 and in logistics) and Marguerite (26 and in media) were introduced through her best friend at a New Years Eve Party at the Palmer House in Ch

Eric (27 and in logistics) and Marguerite (26 and in media) were introduced through her best friend at a New Years Eve Party at the Palmer House in Chicago. After dating for a while, the couple adopted a dog they named Palmer in honor of the day they first met. One day in late June, Eric invited Marguerite on a "staycation" in a room at the Trump Hotel in downtown Chicago, where they could relax and watch the fireworks over Navy Pier. Prepared with a heartfelt letter, Eric proposed in their intimate hotel suite in front of the grand firework display. Marguerite decided she wanted to get married in the same church her parents had 28 years prior--and on the same date! They held their traditional ceremony in the ivy-covered Kenilworth Union Church followed by an warm reception a block away at the Kenilworth Club, which included a fireplace for the guests to warm their hands in the cool fall weather and a live band so guests could warm up their feet.

Marguerite had her makeup applied on site after her curled side-bun updo was complete. Her soft eyelashes and light pink lips brought out the delicate, romantic feel of her wedding look.
Marguerite carried a loosely-arranged bouquet with white garden roses and white dahlias incorporating light green rosebuds for added color.
Groom Getting Ready in Mirror with Silver Tie
Close-Up on Bride with Wind-Blown Veil
Marguerite wore a strapless, trumpet-fit wedding dress with lace overlay and an elbow-length veil. She accented the dress with a silver sash that matched her groom's silver tie.
The bridesmaids wore similar floor-length navy blue dresses with differing straps, including strapless, one-shoulder, and V-neck styles. Their colorful bouquets popped against the dark, monochrome dresses.
Bridesmaids carried smaller arrangements of pink and yellow-orange dahlias accented with clusters of deep purple flowers and soft dusty miller. Marguerite decided to use a local farmer instead of a traditional florist for all of the bouquets and arrangements.
The back of Marguerite's strapless wedding gown featured a small cascade of buttons overtop the lace fabric, which just barely peeked through her sheer veil. The dress's silver sash coordinated with the groomsmen's silver ties.
The Kenilworth Union Church is both a historical and picturesque landmark in Illinois. The ivy-covered stone walls and breath-taking windows were the perfect backdrop for a fall wedding.
Silver urn centerpieces carried lush green arrangements with delicate pink and yellow roses. Marguerite's sister sketched the framed table numbers, which indicated various places that were meaningful to the bride and groom.
First Kiss at Kenilworth Union Church
Eric and Marguerite had live band Hey Jimmy perform at the reception. The band dressed festively in bright pinks and purples with whimsical striped glasses. According to Marguerite, they really "brought the house down."
First Dance at Kenilworth Reception