Luke and Erin ~ April 2014
Erin received a romantic surprise while vacationing with Luke’s family at their lake house in Michigan and while playing a game of golf with Luke’s brother and sister-in-law. As the game progressed to the 7th hole, which was a beautiful spot overlooking the lake, Erin wondered what was going on as Luke’s brother played out of turn and rushed off the green leaving Luke to get down on one knee where he popped the question!! Erin joyfully accepted as Luke’s sister-in-law was capturing the entire scenario on video. Erin was further surprised as they brought out champagne for all to celebrate the happy occasion!!
Luke and Erin met at Wesleyan University and were friends for three years before having their first date at Destihl. They currently both work in downtown Chicago; Luke as an attorney for government licensing and Erin in research at NYU. Erin said she had been planning her wedding for four years pinning photos of her dream wedding to a secret Pinterest board.
What is Luke and Erin’s advice to couples just getting engaged? No other than a famous Chicago voting mantra, “start early and often”!! First of all, get your date picked, then create a timeline check-off and get planning! “All of our friends are getting married” Erin explains. “We had 5 weddings to attend (including our own) in 7 weeks time from SW Michigan, Chicago to Boston, which made us very, very busy attending bridal showers and related events. We were so glad that we had so much done for our wedding ahead of time.
The wedding was held at the Evelyn Chapel where Erin chose simple white containers of baby’s breath to complement the pristine beauty of the Chapel on the campus where they met. Congratulations to this happy couple!
Beautiful reception held at The Chateau Bloomington
When we met with Luke and Erin, they had a clear idea of their vision for their wedding flowers. By using the peacock feathers with the teal bridesmaid dresses, we decided on the rich deep shades of purple, magenta & blue with pops of fresh green to brighten and add contrast to the deeper colors for the bridal bouquets, boutonniere and reception centerpieces. Erin wanted some of her reception centerpieces to be big, bold and over-the-top, so we created the tall arrangements with showy blooms to make a statement in the venue.
The reception was held at The Chateau Bloomington , a gorgeous, elegant venue where the staff was helpful and easy to work with.
Photographs by Mark Romine of Romine Weddings ~ what a great photographer!!
Wedding flowers ~ Fancy Florals By Nancy ~ a central Illinois wedding florist located in Fairbury.
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