When every photo of the couple is a snapshot of happiness, you’ve gotta be truly, madly, deeply in love! And we can confirm this is the case, friends. But don’t just take our word for it. You only have to take one look at the chemistry leaping from the candid shots by Kerri Carl Quist photography to see it. Scroll on for all their big day deets, peeps…


“We are both major family people, and we just adore each other’s mentions Shannon.” The traditional ceremony was held within the towering nave of Saint Juliana Catholic Church. Decorated minimally with seasonal foliage, the couple was married before a packed house of family and friends.


The couple kept it timeless throughout their styling direction and wanted a black and white-themed wedding. “My mom found Arilynn Events online, and instantly I fell in love with their brass candlesticks and had to have them, but we found out that the venue has a strict no open flame policy and would you know Arilynn events has the cylinders on hand as well. They really made the good old-fashioned, black-tie party theme possible.


“My wedding dress was the very first one I tried on. I immediately fell in love with it at Vera Wang but didn’t want to settle too soon. I tried on a number of other dresses across the Gold Coast, and another boutique online but ended up coming back for that very first one. No other dress gave me that romantic, but modern and flirty bridal feel. When I put it on I immediately felt myself in it.” 


“This was where our incredible wedding planners came in. The BEST investment! Alison from Designed and Detailed made everything an absolute breeze. Having them ensured our family got to relax throughout the entire wedding day. They mainly organized our key vendors. I would show some inspiration from Pinterest/Instagram, and Alison would find a vendor who was able to do it.” 



“One of our favorite moments from the day was entering the reception. Galleria Marchetti has a beautiful space with the most gorgeous lighting. The tables were done so perfectly, and we couldn’t wait to pour champagne down the champagne tower, which we did during our grand entrance and toasted with our wedding party.”


“Alison most definitely went above and beyond to ensure our day had absolutely no issues and ran smoothly, so we truly believe if it wasn’t for them – the day wouldn’t have gone how it did!”


“Don’t stress over the small details, choose things that represent you both and try not to take on others’ opinions. You will remember your wedding for the rest of your life; others don’t, so do what is right for you both.”


Planning + Coordination – Designed and Detailed

Decor – Arilynn Events

Photography – Kerri Carl Quist Photography

Venue – Galleria Marchetti

Catering + Tableware – Galleria Marchetti

Entertainment – The Chicago Players