Catherine & Chris

Nothing beats a great love story and I have to admit that Chris & Catherine’s love story had me holding back tears all day! Happy tears, that this kind of love still exists.

“Chris and I have known each other since first grade and grew up down the street from one another. It was not until 8th grade when Chris asked me out over instant messenger for the first time but our love for each other matured as we grew older. As a couple that grew up together, shared the same teachers and overcame similar challenges, we wanted our wedding to reflect the history we have had together and the people in our lives that are most important to us, our close friends and family. After Chris proposed in May of 2012, it was a no brainer for us to have our wedding ceremony at our grade school church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glenview and the reception at Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette where we used to bowl, swim and hang out together as children.”

Catherine wore a gorgeous Monique Lhuillier dress and Valentino shoes!

The wedding ceremony took place where it all began, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

The elegant wedding reception was held at Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette.

“Chris and I wanted our wedding to be traditional with a fun twist. We wanted to treat our guests to a night they would never forget. We took a lot of time making sure that every aspect of the wedding had an unpredictable addition from the seersucker bow ties and monogrammed cummerbunds for the groomsmen to the bows on the back of the bridesmaids’ shoes to the choreographed first dance and bow ties on the escort cards! Our wedding was everything we had hoped it would be. We could not have asked for a better day/night!”

Dress Store: Ultimate Bride

Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier

Tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse

Bow Ties/ Cummerbunds: Just Madras

Cake: Sweet Mandy B’s

Florist: Bunches Chicago

Shoes: Valentino

Band: Ochestra 33

Venue: Michigan Shores Club

Hair: Sharon Daniel Salon

Makeup: Kate Mueller

Videographer: Well Spun Weddings

Linens: BBJ

Bridesmaid Dresses: JCrew Weddings