Photo courtesy of our incredible MC/DJ, Elias Gannage
I just had my wedding at Historic Rosemont Springs earlier this month.
I was skeptical at first about a winter wedding. I had always imagined having my special day in May or early fall, but finances and circumstances required a shift in perspective. I never imagined I would be marrying the love of my life on a cloudy Sunday in the dead cold of winter.
But, that cloudy Sunday was the best day of my life.
My bridesmaids and I arrived at the bridal suite around 10 a.m. All of my girls glowed at seeing the spacious room with various makeup stations and a full bathroom. It was so large and elegant! The bridal suite was comfy, and they didn’t have to worry about being crammed in a corner somewhere brushing elbows as they did up their hair and combed their lashes.
I felt very serene for the first several hours of hair/makeup prep, but by the time bridal party photos came along, I was starting to feel all the butterflies. Everything was running pretty smoothly and on schedule thanks to our incredible vendors and our Rosemont wedding planner, but I was eager to get this show on the road. You plan for months for your special day, and when it’s finally here you just want to walk down the aisle and finally say “I do” to the man you love most in the world.
The hardest part was standing behind the pipe and drape waiting for the wedding planner to give me my cue to walk down the aisle to my to-be husband standing in front of the glowing fireplace. All the nerves and excitement reached their peak, and I just wanted to start walking! My wedding planner stayed calm despite all my jitters, and presented me just in time for the music to finish right before reaching the officiant.
How can I adequately describe the rest of the day? It flew!! Our planner consistently read the room and met the needs of our vendors, guests, and my husband and myself. We ran out of drinks right after the dancing began due to a miscommunication between myself and the caterer, and our wedding planner ran to the rescue to provide water bottles for our guests. I was able to enjoy my day without having to stress about the little details that popped up throughout the celebration.
Honestly, my favorite part of the day was the day itself. Everything was special: hearing the shrieks of my bridesmaids as they turned around in front of the waterfall and saw me in my dress for the first time; listening to my husband whisper in my ear over and over again that he could hardly believe he was my forever friend; dancing with my new husband under the enchanting light of the Swarovski crystal chandeliers; and racing against time as a couple to the “Mission Impossible” theme to get a picture with all of our guests at their tables before the three minute mark.
My wedding day was the best day of my life. It did not matter that the weather was cold and that we ran out of drinks at the start of the dance hour. Rosemont staff jumped to fix any last minute hiccups, and our guests embraced us with love and warm wishes.
Nothing can dim the laughter, the joy, and the beautiful memories of that cloudy, winter wedding day at Rosemont.