Katie + Chris

by | Aug 1, 2023 | Real weddings

With great joy, we present the beautiful wedding of Katie and Chris. 

“My husband Chris and I met on Match.com in the heart of Covid in August of 2020. He was my first and only Match date actually! Our first date took place at a cute beachy bar called Lindy’s Landing. We both left the date feeling super comfortable with each other and wanting to see each other again! Chris proved to be a huge blessing during a crazy time in the world for my career as a teacher and proof that love finds you when you least expect it too!” shares Katie. 

The couple had their ceremony and reception at Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook.  This sophisticated venue is nestled on 88 acres of stunning natural scenery combined with a prairie style of architecture. Fortunately, the majority of the day was summer sunshine combined with a few sprinkles of good luck rain. And, who doesn’t love a picture of newlyweds under an umbrella?

“My experience at Kathryn’s was absolutely wonderful! I had driven past the shop before and was immediately drawn to the store because it’s spelled exactly the way I spell my name, but I also first experienced Kathryn’s through one of my best friends’ weddings a few weeks before I went dress shopping for my wedding. When I came shopping for my dress, the staff was super patient and helpful, and listened to feedback about my likes and dislikes. I tried on many dresses, but my dream dress ended up being one that I didn’t realize I actually had taken a picture of when I came for my friend’s wedding a few weeks earlier. It was meant to be! 

“Through the alterations process, Laura was amazing! She was super knowledgeable and professional, doing her best to make final fixes to make it perfect. She was always friendly and truly cared about my feelings about the fit of my dress and keeping the quality of the style. I was overjoyed to wear my wedding dress on our wedding day! It was truly perfect, and I would recommend Kathryn’s to any bride! The selection and quality of the dresses, and the expertise of the staff made the experience very special and made me feel so confident to have the perfect fitted dress for my wedding day,”  ~ real bride Katie 

The bride’s gown was designed by Enzoani and is from the Blue Collection. This classic strapless sweetheart mermaid gown has gorgeous floral-shaped appliques of beaded, embroidered lace and chantilly lace sprinkled atop the soft stretch georgette fabric. Delicately scalloped hem lace creates even more sweetness, while covered buttons add the finishing touch along the invisible back zipper. It is the quintessential romantic lace wedding dress and truly seems as if it was actually created just for Katie. 

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       Photographer: Rachael Watson Photography

Wedding Dress: Kathryn’s Bridal

Wedding Veil: Kathryn’s Bridal

Wedding Dress Alterations: Kathryn’s Bridal

Wedding Gown Preservation: Kathryn’s Bridal

       Preparation Location: Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook

Ceremony & Reception: Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook

Wedding Coordinator: DVS Events

Officiant: Sounds Abound, Tony Ho

Flowers: Town & Country Gardens

Cake: Creative Cakes Bakery

DJ: Sounds Abound, Tony Ho

Hair & Makeup: Montage Salon and Spa