Morgan and Jarred’s Black And White Wedding


WOW! What a perfect day it was for a wedding. I had a blast helping plan Morgan and Jarred’s wedding with them. Morgan was well organized, and she knew just how her wedding was going to be.

The day started at the Hyatt Place with hair, makeup and dressing. Then a Hummer limo arrived to take the ladies over to St. James Catholic Church in Arlington Heights. Morgan and the bridesmaids waited in the bride’s room of the church, while Jarred and the groomsmen waited in the priest room for the ceremony to begin.

The ceremony setting was simple yet elegant. As the guests and bridal party entered the church, music was being played by a harpist and pianist. Yes, this was a special day for Morgan and Jarred. Nevertheless it had me reminiscing of my own wedding, for it was my anniversary as well. After the “I do’s” and the presenting of Mr. and Mrs. by Bishop Rassais, each guest received their bottle of bubbles and gently enveloped Morgan and Jarred in tiny, glistening orbs as they made their grand exit into the Hummer limo.

The reception for 210 guests was held at the Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington. The color theme included black napkins, white table cloths, and a centerpiece of deep red roses surrounded by votive candles. Morgan and Jarred lovingly displayed, on the fireplace mantel, several wedding photos of their parents, grandparents and great grandparents from their wedding days. Morgan stated that this was a symbol of longevity for marriages in their families.

During the cocktail hour guests were presented with a special signature drink created by Morgan and Jarred. While the guests enjoyed the cocktail hour, Morgan and Jarred strolled on the beautiful greens of the golf course as the photographer captured additional wedding day memories for them. Later, the couple danced their first dance as husband and wife, as guests observed from their seats in the ballroom. After the wedding cake was cut, the maid of honor, best man, and lastly the parents each gave very special toasts to the new couple. The Cagen Music Band had the dance floor packed and moving the whole evening, and R.E.M. videographer and photographer captured the special moments. What a fabulous party! Thanks to all that made Morgan and Jarred’s wedding and reception a HUGE success!!!

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