Maria & Tom began the day getting ready at Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale, IL. That's where their reception was too! Super convenient, right?
Once she got her dress and super duper long veil on, we headed to mass and blessings at their church. The ceremony was very sweet and incorporated one of my favorite things, the lasso.
We had a good chunk of time between the ceremony and reception. We went to the Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary for photos. This location was an instant favorite for all of us. There is so much beauty all around! The sun was out in full force and delivered a very, very, very hot day. Naturally, we stopped at 7-Eleven for slurpees and beer. It was aweeeeesome!
We then got back to the hotel for the reception. Their choice of mint color complemented the room so well. During the reception, I borrowed all 5 of their rings for a photo. Maria & Tom have been together for a very long time, over 12 years. They had their claddagh rings way before their engagement and wedding. I really love the wear and tear on them against the new shiny rings.
Congratulations you two!