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From The Bowling Alley To The Aisle


Monique and Rory’s formal marriage ceremony on the Chateau Bu-Sche was a heartfelt ceremony that lovingly blended two households into one.

It sounds cliche, however actually dwell in, savor, and revel in every second of the method and of the day. It actually, actually does go by SO FAST! We discovered ourselves saying that we wished to do it once more to relive these moments that appeared so fleeting trying again on that day.

Monique and Rory

The beautiful ceremony and reception featured the beautiful complementary colours of blue and rose gold which the bride fell in love with since she additionally selected these colours to be featured on her bridesmaids and the groomsmen.

See the entire pretty particulars beneath.

  • Couple: Monique Patton Woody and Rory L. Woody Jr
  • Occupations: Monique (Lawyer) and Rory (Laborer)
  • Marriage ceremony Date: August 14, 2021
  • Marriage ceremony Location: Chateau Bu-Sche, Alsip, ILL

Fast Information

  • Ceremony Entrance Track: Marriage ceremony Celebration walked in to “Even Extra’ by Brandy and Main. Bride walked in to “Why I really like you” by Main.
  • First Dance Track: “Saturn” by Nao feat. Kwabs
  • Presents For The Marriage ceremony Celebration: My bridesmaids and bride tribe ladies obtained personalised seashore baggage crammed with personalised robes, rose gold jewellery to go with their marriage ceremony apparel, personalised wine tumblers with rose gold straws, and particular person bottles of champagne.

How Did You Meet?

At a bowling alley, truly. We have been each bowling in a league on reverse groups.

Inform us in regards to the proposal

I’m a lawyer full-time. However, I’ve additionally developed a ardour for make-up and I made a decision to launch Monammie Magnificence and switch make-up artistry right into a separate enterprise born out of my passion. Nicely, in the summertime of 2018, I had a launch social gathering for Monammie Magnificence. It was attended by my buddies and relations. Towards the center of the occasion, I used to be giving the standard “thank-you-for-attending-and-supporting-my-vision” speech. I used to be wrapping up when Rory comes from behind me and grabs me. Once I realized what was occurring, I truly mentioned out loud “oh nah, we’re not doing this proper now.” *face palm. However, he proceeded to inform me how the previous two years had been superb and he pulled the ring out and requested me “what are you doing for the remainder of your life?”

From there, I let the ladies vote on the attire that they appreciated essentially the most and majority gained! My maid of honor picked a rose gold sequined costume that was uniform with the opposite ladies, however set her aside with an open again and dolman sleeves. The bridesmaids attire have been additionally rose gold sequined, however with spaghetti straps and a small drape within the again; whereas my junior bridesmaid’s costume – my bonus daughter – was (you guessed it) rose gold sequined costume with a cutaway neckline and pretend crop prime. All of them complimented one another superbly, whereas additionally giving every lady a unique look and match. I additionally solely had 4 bridesmaids as a result of Rory solely had 4 groomsmen and we wished to be uniform. So, I additionally had a secondary coloration for my girlfriends who have been part of my “bride tribe.” They wore coral. I truly put a variety of belief in my ladies with this one as all of them picked their very own attire. I’m so glad I trusted them, they seemed nice!

And now……the costume. I, after all, wished my costume to be lovely. To me, that meant I wished element, drama, lace work and touches of glitz. I’m additionally tall, plus, and curvy, so I knew that it will be troublesome discovering one thing that will test all of my containers. So, I reached out to Leah, the proprietor and designer of elleNelle Bridal, and informed her my imaginative and prescient. She put collectively 5 sketches primarily based on what I roughly described. As soon as I mentioned “sure to the sketch,” Leah set to work! My costume was elaborate (shout out to my BFF and maid of honor who practiced getting me into my costume a lot that it solely took her 20 minutes on the large day!), to place it straight. It was a white satin mermaid/trumpet type robe with a sweetheart neckline and spilling out into flowy cascading organza ruffles. There have been customized handcrafted embroidered and beaded lace appliqués hand sewn throughout all the costume with touches of Swarovski crystals and beaded 3d petals all through. There was a corset again and an extended prepare plus a detachable extender. I paired it with a cathedral size veil. It actually was the robe I’d all the time wished. I’m so blissful to have had Leah there to deliver my mash of various ideas and concepts collectively to deliver my marriage ceremony robe to life. I might simply take a look at all of it day to be sincere!

So, for the groomsmen, we seemed for colours that will complement these. I felt I wished a darkish inexperienced or a wealthy blue. We went to a spot named Formally Fashionable Tuxedo and came across these wealthy royal blue tuxes with two choices – one with a black lapel and one with out. These ended up being excellent. Rory and our ring bearer – my bonus son- wore the tuxes with the black lapel and the groomsmen wore the identical coloration however with out the black lapels. It once more stored with the theme of a cohesive look, however with small adjustments to maintain the groom and ring bearer aside from the groomsmen. I’m certain I used to be the one one nervous about how all this seemed. Rory in all probability would’ve married me in a trash bag, however he was incredible all through the entire apparel search course of.

What’s your greatest reminiscence out of your marriage ceremony?

Ugh – I’ve so many. Our vows – I used to be so hesitant to write down our personal vows as a result of I tease Rory on a regular basis about not being essentially the most expressive, so I simply didn’t assume it will work. However, it turned out superbly! Our vows have been so reflective of who we’re as folks – Rory is way more to the purpose and emphatic about his love and emotions. I’m way more wordy and are typically extra elaborate in how I clarify issues. I believe they related us much more and we bought a variety of company telling us how a lot they liked the vow portion of the ceremony. However, there are actually extra favourite moments that I can’t even record all of them right here – seeing my bonus son get actually emotional about all the things; having a detailed liked one officiate the ceremony; even the late evening snacks (White Citadel’s!) have been successful that a variety of company commented introduced the correct amount of a ‘down-to-earth’ really feel to a proper occasion. It was nice.

What’s the greatest marriage ceremony recommendation you may give to engaged {couples}?

It sounds cliche, however actually dwell in, savor, and revel in every second of the method and of the day. It actually, actually does go by SO FAST! We discovered ourselves saying that we wished to do it once more to relive these moments that appeared so fleeting trying again on that day.



Victoria Joy
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