Local Love Story of Katie & Michael

by | Apr 11, 2023 | Real weddings

Today we’re featuring the local love story of Katie and Michael.  These two Marian Central graduates met in a sophomore Spanish class.  

According to the bride, “Initially, we only knew each other by our Spanish names: mine was Lupe and his was, Alfredo.   We began dating right after high school graduation and we did 4 years of long distance, as we attended separate colleges. After college,  we were engaged 2 years later while on a family vacation in Hilton Head Island.”

The couple exchanged vows at the Church of St. Mary in Lake Forest. An elegant reception was held at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer immediately following the ceremony. The bride chose a stunning lace gown designed by Madeline Gardner from MoriLee for Kathryn’s Bridal and a traditional cathedral veil.   

“I worked with stylist Tammy who helped me say “Yes!” to the dress. My seamstress and stylist both were so welcoming and kind throughout the entire dress process. I never felt stressed once. Kathryn’s Bridal is amazing!

The bride is also certain that “It was the best day ever celebrated with our family and friends from 14 different states!” 

Vendor Love:

Ceremony/Mass: Church of St. Mary, Lake Forest, IL

Reception: Kemper Lake Golf Club @kemperlakesgolfclub.com

Photographer: @amyphotochicago

Bridal Gown: @morileeofficial

Bridal Alterations: Kathryn’s Bridal

Bridal Veil and Accessories: Kathryn’s Bridal

Hair/Make-up: @blushsalon_boutique

Flowers: @countrysideflowershop_crystallk 

Dance Party DJs in Wauconda  @dpdjs.com