When Cheryl and I spoke a year ago, I knew their wedding day was going to be full of details, a lovely ceremony & photo booth craziness all night long. Cheryl & James own and run ShutterBooth Chicago and knew exactly how they wanted their wedding day to flow. I couldn't wait to see everything unfold at Gull Lake Country Club on August 21st!
We arrived to set up in the morning and were greeted by PERFECT weather for an outdoor ceremony & cocktail hour on the patio. We were also greeted by a U-Haul full of wedding decor! No, no, I am not kidding! Christina & Stephanie spent hours setting up the ceremony & reception sites while I was downtown at the Kalamazoo Radisson assisting with the couple's First Look and personal flowers distribution.
After the wedding party loaded their party bus, I was off to make sure everything looked just as Cheryl and James' had imagined, and I was thrilled that our team, plus the staff at Gull Lake Country Club, had set up almost everything by the time I returned. And it was simply lovely!
The outdoor ceremony was gorgeous, followed by a cocktail hour while the couple had their photos taken by Amy Carroll. Dinner was served plate-style in the dining room, and all of the tables were just gorgeous - I loved the navy blue and pink combination used throughout. After dinner, Nate from Style Matters DJ kept the dance floor packed, and of course the ShutterBooth had a line the entire night. It was a night their guests will soon not forget!
Congratulations to Cheryl & James! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your wedding weekend.
The Couple | Cheryl & James, 8.21.10
Pearls Events Coordinators | Aletha, Stephanie & Christina
Photographer | Amy Carroll Photography
Videographer | Ben Mahoney Productions
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Gull Lake Country Club
Invitations | Erickson Design
Personal Flowers | Stems Event Design
Reception Flowers | Green Garden Productions
Linens | BBJ Linen
Disc Jockey | Style Matters DJ - Nate
Cake | Cascade Confections
Bridal Gown | Vera Wang
Hair & Makeup | Pure Salon - Angela
Favors | Garrett Popcorn
Guest Experiences | ShutterBooth Chicago
Transportation | Dadd's Limo