Gina & Brandon

by | Feb 7, 2023 | Real weddings

We all love a local love story! And today, we’re so happy to be featuring high school sweethearts Gina and Brandon.   

“Brandon and I met in middle school and started dating our sophomore year of high school. During college we went our separate ways but once we were both back living at home we rekindled and started dating again in 2016. In August of 2021, we became engaged! 

The couple decided upon a traditional ceremony at Saint Anne’s Catholic Church in Barrington followed by an elegant reception at Avante Banquets in Fox River Grove. The bride’s overall vision was to combine a bit of vintage and traditional flair while still feeling fresh and modern. Fortunately, the venue was perfectly decorated with beautiful soft hues and touches of gold. “I loved the icy blue color of my bridesmaids dresses and the look of hydrangeas for a wedding. My engagement ring is gold so I included soft gold as an accent color. 

Gina’s gown was named “Kathy A” from Kathryn’s Private Collection. It was perfectly created for a classic, modern bride. Our “Private Collection” is a hand curated selection of chic wedding gowns by our owner, Kathryn. Each dress is style exclusive to our boutique and includes the couture details, luxury fabrics and sophisticated designs you dream of.  

“Kathryn’s was a last minute appointment and it turned out to be just what I needed to find my perfect dress! It was such a wonderful experience! They made me feel very special on the day of my dress appointment and then all appointments after for accessories and alterations went so smoothly. I could not have asked for a better place to help me be stress free leading up to my wedding day!” ~real bride Gina.

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Photographer:  Kristin Kukla, @kukla_photography

Reception – Avante Banquets Fox River Grove IL

Ceremony – St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Barrington IL 

Bridal Gown: “Kathy A” from Kathryn’s Private Collection

Bridal Alterations and Accessories: Kathryn’s Bridal

Florals and Decor: Joyce Grattoni @flowersbygrattoni

Planner: Nicole Albanese of City Chic Chicago @citychicchicago

Hair/Makeup: @hairs2thebride

Bride:  @ginamigs

Groom: @b_mays10