An event like no other...
No detail or thought was spared when welcoming Monique into the Isringhausen family! The evenings hosts June Harmon, Rose Haas and Therese Romanelli brought to life a beautiful event to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Monique & Geoffrey at this lovely home in Springfield, IL. Check out some of the amazing photography capturing this unforgettable night.
Tables, chairs and glassware by Signature Rentals
Invitations, acrylic signs & menus by The Paper Boutique
Calligraphy for envelopes by The Quirky Quill - Kristen Queen
A table of gifts for all the guests.
Amazing Macaroons Made by Caitlyn Weiss of Mad Macs
French Rolling Pins by Kentucky Soaps & Such
Deliciously Irresistible Cakes Made by Janice Bach of Mimi's Cupcakes
Some special moments when the couple got to see all of the amazing work put into this stunning event.
The evening began by gifting Monique with flowers and a frame. It was a sweet moment for each guest to introduce themselves to bride-to-be and present her with a flower and the groom's framed words of his favorite characteristics of his bride. There were quiet introductions, bursts of laughter, stories told and smiles all around!
After all the guests were introduced, everyone was ushered in to enjoy a beautiful dinner made by Chef Chip Kennedy of Five Flavors. Check out some photos of this amazing food.
COURSE I | Avocado & Maple Bacon Toast
topped with radish, pepitas and queso fresco
COURSE II | Lobster Martini
butter poached lobster, whipped potatoes, sweet corn crema and chives
COURSE III | Deconstructed Panzanella
heirloom tomatoes, arugula, sliced baguette, basil, goat cheese and honey balsamic
COURSE IV | Pan Seared Sea Bass
with bacon lardons, celeriac puree, grilled kale, green beans and a red wine butter sauce
COURSE V | Melon Ball Salad
with honey-lime syrup and fresh mint
This was the first moment we were able to see the couple interact and their love for each other was palpable- the smitten smiles, flirtatious hand holding and joy made it apparent these two had found their other half!
The evening boasted prayers, blessings, and a devotional. Beautifully wrapped gifts were graciously unwrapped. Monique took her time and was truly so thankful for each person's gift. Her smile was permanent throughout the night.
Joyful moments and fun portraits
A lovely evening was capped with the indulgence of cake, socializing, photos and hugs goodbye. It was our pleasure to capture the Bridal Shower for this couple. We have been blessed to work with these families several times over the years and everyone is always appreciative and kind. We wish the new couple enough love to fill a thousand lifetimes.
Thank you for choosing Chris Withers Photography to capture your event. It was an amazing experience we will always talk about.
Chris & Jessica
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