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Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding | Laurel and Ryan



Laurel’s mom was the one who initially reached out to me about Laurel and Ryan’s Summer wedding at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington. I thought it was so sweet that she was helping Laurel with the details of wedding planning, as Laurel was busy wrapping up school and had a lot going on! When I met with Laurel, Ryan and her Mom, I immediately fell in love with these two and their down to earth nature and ease with each other. The way they laughed together, and chimed in on certain details together was adorable. Their engagement session downtown Chicago was so much fun, and we had the perfect Summer day. Much like their wedding day.

I know that going into the wedding day there is a lot of nervous excitement, and Laurel was ready to get her dress on and see her groom! After their first look (tears!) they both took a deep breath and the nerves seemed to disappear! There is something about seeing your groom/bride on your wedding day that just takes the nervousness out of it all! You can just relax and have fun!!

We stayed cool by hopping on golf carts and feeling the wind in our hair as we zipped across the golf course for pictures. One bridesmaid narrowly missed a golf ball that was wayyyyyy of course. That poor golfer should not have been out on the course…he completely missed one hole and landed on the one ahead! I have no idea how golfing works…but I don’t think it should go down like that.

The officiant at their ceremony gave such a great message to Laurel and Ryan! Thanks to their sweet friend who did video for the ceremony, they will be able to watch it years down the road and remember the deep, intentional message that he gave to them. I do love a good wedding ceremony message!!!

The joy that was shared by these two and their families was such an honor to witness. I love how they are surrounded by such great examples of strong marriages, their parents, siblings, friends…truly an awesome “village” to be surrounded by.

Wedding day vendors:

Ceremony & Reception | Makray Memorial Golf Club
DJ & Photo Booth | Entourage Entertainment
Photography | Joy Lyn Photography assisted by Gigi Caro
Wedding Cake | Lovin Oven Cakery
Florals | Deanna Jacobs
Bridal Gown and Bridesmaid Dresses | Volle Bridal

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