On a cool fall day in Illinois, Jacqueline and Patrick tied the knot among changing leaves and their friends and family. The pastel color palette created a soft and romantic look for the day, just as Jacqueline had envisioned. The family-centered wedding included so many sweet moments between the couple and their loved ones, from the bride sharing a warm smile with her father before they walked down the aisle to the 14-person head table that seated each member of the bride and groom’s family.
Jacqueline and Patrick
Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel, Normal, Illinois
After the reality set in that we were going to get married, we quickly decided that we wanted to get married in our hometown the following fall, such a cozy time of year. All I could vision was a romantic day — filled with the natural fall beauty, delicate flowers, candlelight, and colors like soft whites, ivories, golds, peaches, pinks, and blues.
Instead of a head table filled with our bridal party, we chose to have a family table that seated both of our families (all 14 of us!). I will never forget sitting at that table — all of us together and so happy. I couldn’t stop thinking about how grateful I was, and will always be, for our families. We couldn’t have been any happier. We were together and surrounded by the people we love the most.
Another very special and favorite moment from our wedding day was my Dad and I doing our father/daughter choreographed dance to ‘My Girl’ by the Temptations. We were both so nervous, and we even it practiced it in the church basement before walking down the aisle! It is a memory that we will never forget.
The Couple Recommends:
Rachael Schirano and her amazing talent! She captured our day so candidly and so perfectly. She is so easy to work with and is passionate about what she does. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer to capture something special.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Rachael Schirano Photography
Event Planning – Fabulous Affairs
Ceremony Venue – Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Reception Venue – Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel
Floral Design – Heaven on Earth Floral Designs
Cake – Sugar Mama Bakery
Cocktail Hour Music – Dan Hubbard
Reception Music – Bluewater Kings Band
Videography – Justin Clough Films
Invitations – Clementine Ink & Paper
Hair Styling – Loft Bridal
Wedding Dress – Mira Couture
Bridal Accessories – Kate Spade, Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – BHLDN
Groom’s Apparel – Black by Vera Wang
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Black by Vera Wang
Rings – New York Jewelers
Rentals – Party Palace
Transportation – Elegant Limousine
Favors – Garrett’s Popcorn of Chicago
A special thanks to Rachael Shirano Photography for sharing Jacqueline and Patrick’s elegant Illinois wedding with Junebug! Be sure to check out her stunning captures in Kate and Brodie’s classic Illinois wedding at Allerton Park Retreat.