Real Wedding: Lucky in Love

Happy St. Patty’s Day! We know evenings of green outfits and beer-filled festivities await many of you, but we say you start celebrating now. The best place to start? With this darling Irish Catholic wedding brought to us by Reese Moore Weddings! The photos begin with the beautiful bride, Colleen, donning her stunning Rivini wedding dress and veil at her family’s home in Chicago. Colleen completed the look with an emerald green and gold shamrock brooch (a family heirloom) pinned to her gown for luck.  Then, Colleen and her maids head off to the church for the ceremony, where her father escorted her down the aisle. She and her soulmate Bill exchanged vows in a traditional Irish Catholic ceremony with pews filled with smiling family and friends. Afterward, while their guests arrived at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa and settled in for the reception, the newlyweds and their wedding party posed for pretty portraits on the venue’s bright green lawn. With all the green filling the backdrop, you’d think they’d tied the knot on the Emerald Isles themselves! Their reception inside the resort’s ballroom was equal parts elegant decor and fun festivities. With the guidance of Garland Flowers Inc. and planner Maria Athine Events, they styled their tables with pink hydrangeas and gold and white paper table numbers by Courtney Callahan Paper that matched their invitations. Oak Mill Bakery and Deerfields Bakery provided the couple with a white wedding cake with small gold bands and a Notre Dame “fighting Irish” themed groom’s cake. To top it all off, Steve Edwards Orchestra got the party going and filled the dance floor! “Colleen and Bill positively light up around each other, and their wedding was filled with smiles and laughter!” said Reese Moore Weddings about the couple and their day. The bride and groom’s happiness to have found each other really shines through. Perhaps a little Irish luck is to blame for their fortune!

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mother putting veil on bride by Reese Moore Weddings
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black and white portrait of bride by Reese Moore Weddings
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bride holding four leaf clover pin by Reese Moore Weddings
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flower girls in white dresses with flower poms by Reese Moore Weddings
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bride heading off to church by Reese Moore Weddings
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bride leaving for church by Reese Moore Weddings
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arches inside Catholic church in Chicago by Catholic church in Chicago by Reese Moore Weddings
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portrait of bride and father heading through church doors by Reese Moore Weddings
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flower girls walking down aisle at Catholic church  by Reese Moore Weddings
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traditional Irish Catholic wedding ceremony by Reese Moore Weddings
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bride and groom at alter in Catholic church by Reese Moore Weddings
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bride and groom kissing at alter in Catholic church by Reese Moore Weddings
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bride and groom walking down church aisle by Reese Moore Weddings
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bridesmaid checking out bride's ring by Reese Moore Weddings
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bridesmaids in pink dresses posing with bride by Reese Moore Weddings
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silly wedding party portrait outside church by Reese Moore Weddings
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traditional wedding party portrait outside of church by Reese Moore Weddings
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portrait of bride and groom kissing outside church by Reese Moore Weddings
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portrait of bride and groom in church courtyard by Reese Moore Weddings
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black and white photo of groom kissing bride's shoulder by Reese Moore Weddings
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black and white portrait of bride by Reese Moore Weddings
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bride and groom kissing beside tree at Eaglewood Resort & Spa by Reese Moore Weddings
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portrait of bride and groom sitting in grass at Eaglewood Resort & Spa by Reese Moore Weddings
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bride and groom kissing by Reese Moore Weddings
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portrait of bride and groom with Chicago in the backdrop by Reese Moore Weddings
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red chairs with Mr. & Mrs. signs by Reese Moore Weddings
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wedding reception with pink flower centerpieces by Reese Moore Weddings
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reception table with pink hydrangeas and gold and white table numbers by Reese Moore Weddings
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traditional white and gold wedding cake by Reese Moore Weddings
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bride and groom's first dance at Eaglewood Resort & Spa by Reese Moore Weddings
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bride and groom cutting white wedding cake by Reese Moore Weddings
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bride feeding groom cake by Reese Moore Weddings
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guests dancing at wedding by Reese Moore Weddings
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guests dancing at wedding reception by Reese Moore Weddings
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candid portrait of bride and groom at reception by Reese Moore Weddings
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portrait of bride and groom toasting with champagne by Reese Moore Weddings
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Congratulations on your special day Colleen and Bill!

~Audra

Photographer: Reese Moore Weddings//Dress Store: Bella Bianca Bridal Couture//Invitation Designer: Courtney Callahan Paper//Bakery: Deerfields Bakery//Floral Designer: Garland Flowers Inc//Dress Store: J. Crew//Makeup Artist: Laura Black Makeup//Event Planner: Maria Athine Events//Transportation: Masters Transportation//Shoes: Nina Shoes//Cake Designer: Oak Mill Bakery//Dress Designer: Rivini//Band: Steve Edwards Orchestra//Hair Stylist: Tiffany Nicole//Reception Venue: Eaglewood Resort & Spa//

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