Carolyn and Joe met in college; they lived across the hall from each other, and it was love at first sight. After dating for five years they knew they would spend the rest of their lives together. Last fall they travelled to Scotland and Ireland, a trip they had dreamed about for a long time. While they were in Ireland, Joe proposed to Carolyn as the rain cleared and they looked out over a beautiful mountain lake in Killarney National Park. It seemed fitting then that their November wedding day was also misty and rainy, but still so gorgeous as we celebrated their love at the Barn at Hornbaker Gardens in Princeton, Illinois.
Carolyn looked absolutely stunning in her delicate lace gown, possibly one of my all-time favorite wedding dresses. After she got dressed Carolyn caught her reflection in the mirror and was overcome with emotion; that moment when you realize you are really a bride is so powerful. Joe held back tears as his gorgeous bride walked down the aisle, and afterwards they rejoiced in the excitement of finally becoming husband and wife. It was a beautiful and unforgettable day.
Congratulations, Carolyn and Joe, we love you and wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
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