Graceful Wedding // Katie & Noel // 05.19.2018
On May 19th, 2018 a wedding of great significance took place, combining two families from distant lands. As Katie and Noel exchanged their vows all eyes were upon them, their love made great history. In unrelated news, on the same day, in some other corner of the world, a Royal wedding took place as well.
As Katie and Noel exchanged their vows all eyes were upon them, their love made great history. In unrelated news, on the same day, in some other corner of the world, a Royal wedding took place as well. Katie and Noel celebrated their love on the shores of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. With their nuptials exchanged at St. Benedict Parish in Fontana and the reception across the street at The Abbey Resort, this wedding was just as spectacular. Their kindness, joy, and great perspective made it an honor for our Graceful Events’ team to coordinate.
Here are the three concepts we loved about Katie and Noel’s wedding:
A Nautical themed wedding on the shores of Lake Geneva, WI. Their theme was tied perfectly into the location of the venue. When guests entered the ballroom they were greeted with Nautical elements classically interwoven throughout the tablescape. Some of the nautical elements were: alternating linens of solid navy and navy/white striped, boat ropes to tie draping linens on cocktail tables, replicas of wooden buoys as table number holders, tiny sailboats on each table number and place cards, lighthouse lanterns to compliment the beautiful floral centerpieces provided by Lilypots and boat anchors scattered throughout. This theme found its balance with the intricate details. It was not overwhelming, not understated, but perfectly executed somewhere in the middle with a sophisticated and chic fashion.
Go big or go home: and the Doyles & Deanes did just that. They had a gigantic bridal party. 13 bridesmaids, 14 groomsmen, 4 junior bridesmaids, 4 junior groomsmen and 3 flower girls. They always remembered the concept of embracing family and friends. Your wedding day is one of the best days of your life, so why not include the people who are most important to you? Don’t get us wrong, sometimes navigating the efficiency of a giant bridal party can present its challenges, but that’s why you have wedding planners with walkie talkies.
Stay true to your heritage or as a Malay proverb puts it more poetically, “A tree with strong roots laughs at storms.” The Doyle/Deane wedding incorporated their Irish roots into their wedding in many ways. From the Irish blessing in the ceremony, to a beautiful map indicating where they originated in Ireland, and to the selection in music; it was clear that they held their heritage dear.
Day of Wedding Coordinator: Graceful Events
Venue: The Abbey Resort
Photographer: Ideal Impressions Photography
Ceremony/Cocktail Hour Irish Musicians: Pat Broaders
Bakery: Bittner's Bakery
Band: Sean & Charlie
Hair/Makeup: Blush & Burgundy
Transportation: Y-Drive Limo