Premier Bride recently featured our bride, Shannon, and we could not be more excited!  Shannon wore an Essense of Australia gown and is just stunning.


“Shannon and Drake met in college at the University of Illinois. They got engaged during a magical family vacation to Disney World and Universal Studios. “My step-daughter is seven, so it was the perfect time to take her,” Shannon says. Everyone knew about the engagement except for Shannon—even her step-daughter. Once at Harry Potter World, everyone got wands and practiced spells all day. Standing on the bridge in front of Hogwarts Castle, Shannon’s mom requested a photo “for the Christmas card.”

“So we take the picture, and then my daughter starts to wave her wand at me,” Shannon recalls. “She says, ‘Hocus pocus, what will you say? Hocus pocus, turn Daddy’s way!’” Shannon turned to find Drake on one knee. “At this point, life slows down and I completely black out. I don’t remember a thing, except crying and nodding my head.”… continue reading on Premier Bride, click here.

Wedding Team
Make-up & Hair: Cecilie in the Well Spa at the Grand Geneva
Invitations: Shutterfly
Rehearsal Dinner: The Grand Geneva
Ceremony: The Green View at the Grand Geneva
Reception: The Chalet at the Grand Geneva
Catering, Bartending & Cake: The Grand Geneva
Custom Signage: Shannon Quigley
Flowers: Lilypots, Lake Geneva
Music/Entertainment: A Personal Touch
Photography & Videography: Ideal Impressions Photography
Gown: Essence of Australia from Genevieve’s Bridal, South Barrington, IL
Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: James Allen, Rogers and Holland

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