The day started off early for the girls who got their hair and makeup done at my mom's house in Aurora. It was great to have everyone get ready together that morning. On the way, a few of us made a stop at Starbucks to get my last chai tea as a single woman. We arrived at the church in plenty of time to get dressed, get makeup touched up, and take some formal photographs. The guys enjoyed a relaxed morning too, being able to sleep in and meet at the church around 1:15. The ceremony started at 3:00 and it was great to finally see Jamie when I walked down the aisle with my brother, Colin. We joked earlier in the week that it was going to be the Colin Show because he had so many jobs during the ceremony-candle lighter, ushering in my mom, groomsmen, aisle runner un-roller, and giving me away. I was glad that he was such a big part of my wedding day.
After the ceremony, Jamie and I went around the block in the Naperville trolley and then came back to take some pictures with our families and bridal party. Then we all took off for the Riverwalk in downtown Naperville to take some outside pictures. Our bridal party was a great sport because the air was a little chilly. Of course the guys were gentlemanly and gave up their coats to the girls who were wearing strapless dresses and they in turn gave their shawls to the guys who used them as capes and headpieces. :)
After taking pictures outside, we made a quick stop at Starbucks and got a chai tea. We then spent some time cruising around Naperville before heading over to White Eagle for the reception. It was great to spend some time with family and friends who we don't get to see very often. The night was a blast and we think our guests had a good time too!