This past Saturday brought a brisk, windy day for Katie Ann and Greg’s wedding at Avalon at Buhl Park. I must say I’m enjoying these cooler temperatures!

I began the day with Katie Ann, her mom and her bridesmaids as they got ready for the big day. Look at this beautiful bride.

And what a gorgeous group of bridesmaids! And a great color combo, too. Alisa Garin was kind enough to assist me for the day. While the ladies made their way over to the church. Alisa visited Greg as he got ready at a nearby hotel and captured the next two images. I think I would sum up Greg’s list thusly: Katie Ann, you are one lucky lady to have found a man who takes out the trash, does the laundry, appreciates his family, but most importantly, is getting ready for an amazing honeymoon!Meanwhile, in the church basement, Katie Ann’s dad, Patrick, came down to see her. After a very unique ceremony at St. Patrick’s, Katie Ann and Greg exited to a throng of very festive ribbon wand wavers. Photo by Alisa.We made a quick stop at Katie Ann’s parents’ extraordinary home for a few pictures…… before making our way over to Buhl Park, adjacent to the reception. This beautiful portrait of Katie Ann by Alisa. Katie Ann’s mom, Marian, made her exquisite bouquet. Bridal party + one very helpful fellow. Great job on the jump, bridal party!Katie Ann and Greg greeted guests as the entered cocktail hour. This was  more informal and relaxed than a church receiving line, and allowed them an opportunity to say hello to everyone as they entered. What a terrific idea! The maids of honor each gave touching and hilarious speeches. This is Laura. My favorite line of her toast: “when Katie Ann went away to law school, thus began the start of a long distance relationship with her true love – me.” As I’ve mentioned previously on my blog, it was Laura who then went on to introduce Katie Ann to Greg when Katie Ann moved back. Greg’s Best Men, his brothers Bill and Matt, also each made speeches. I expected some embarrassing stories, but clearly these guys have some very strong brotherly love going, because instead they thanked their parents for giving them their greatest gifts – each other. And shared a story about how when Greg’s dad got a dog, Greg took a week off of work to help dad build a fence around their yard. Wow. I’m thinking their mom had to feel pretty proud! A great first dance…… and then it was crazy dance time. I have to say it was pretty hard to choose these few photos, especially picking this first one. Hi Laura and Matt, and thanks for referring Katie Ann and Greg to me! So nice to see you again. Congratulations Katie Ann and Greg! Enjoy your honeymoon.


The Credits

Reception Venue:
Avalon at Buhl Country Club

Bouquets: made by Katie Ann’s mom, Marian

DJ: Joey K.

Videographer: Video by Barry

Hair & Makeup: Spa at Avalon at Buhl



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