Bright splashes of red pop out of the Morton greenery like blossoming flowers, which was an ideal look for Cherina and Robert’s palette of red, gold, and black. We admit that red and gold is an unexpected combination for a late May wedding, but the result was fabulous. The couple’s family was clad in stylish matching attire to light up the Fragrance Garden ceremony. The reception in the Sycamore Room glowed in the amber lighting by Elegant Presentations.
We were quickly enamored with Cherina and Robert’s story. They were introduced by Robert’s brother and Cherina says that the first time he made her laugh, she was hooked. There’s a little more to the tale, though. Just wait until you see the groom’s cake! Part of their love story involves Robert rescuing Cherina from this hilarious animal. All that lead up to their beautiful day this spring.
Cherina was escorted down the aisle by her daughter, Alex, to “Canon in D” played by violinist Katherine Andrick. Robert’s sparkling red and black suit jacket complemented the tones of Cherina’s gorgeous bouquet by Andrew’s Garden, helping her glow a little extra in her stunning white gown.
The reception that followed was bursting with beautiful details. From the rosy red centerpieces to the dazzling gold chargers, the tables were elegant and stylish. The four-tier black and gold cake by The Quintessential Cake looked almost too good to cut into and was paired with the cute (and maybe creepy?) groom’s cake by The Purple Tulip Cakery.
The newlywed couple had their first dance to “Why I Love You” by Major just after the sunset followed by an anniversary dance to “Spend My Life With You” by Eric Benét. The Diamond DJ kept the music and dancing going through the night and Ginkgo catering supplied a build your own slider bar for the late night snack. Other fun details included small, custom-labeled wine bottles for guests. All in all, it was a spectacular event.