A Traditional Preppy Wedding at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, Illinois

Jennifer Hooten (28 and an academic data coordinator) and Michael Meyer (32 and an estimator) met at a bar on Bourbon Street in Chicago. "My best friend and Matron of Honor, Meg, actually pushed me into him. The rest is history!" says Jennifer. Michael popped the question during Fourth of July weekend at Jennifer's grandparent's cottage in Michigan, getting down on one knee at the end of the home's dock, the sun setting over the water. For their wedding, the couple planned a preppy nautical-inspired affair at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, Illinois. A blue and emerald green palette was chosen for the day and a stripe motif was incorporated throughout, from the wedding invitations to the bouquet wraps and even the wedding cake for a touch of preppy flair. Ivory blooms like hydrangeas, roses and viburnum added a touch of timeless elegance to the decor, while fun details like sailor's knot table numbers, board games and a popcorn station added personality.