St. John's Church, Twin Lakes, WI
Couple's Name: Samantha Hermann and Patrick Goggin
Wedding Date: June 25, 2011
Wedding Location: St. John’s Church, Twin Lakes
ABOUT THE COUPLE
How they met: The couple went to high school together.
How he proposed: He got down on one knee in her parents’ driveway and popped the question.
Bride's occupation: Special education teacher for Racine Unified School District
Groom's occupation: Parts analyst for CNH
The ceremony: A traditional Catholic ceremony with communion.
The gown: A form-fitting, strapless Pronoivia bridal gown covered in lace and beading.
The bouquet: An arrangement of white roses, stargazer lilies and green cymbidium orchids.
The theme: Bold and bright; colorful gerber daisies were a focal point.
THE WEDDING PARTY
Maid of honor: Sandy Shine
Bridesmaids: Megan Cates, Lindsey Gruber, Stephanie Nelson and Monica Mitchell
Junior bridesmaid: Gianna Shaw
Best man: Dan Goggin
Groomsmen: Ken McClain, Mark Hermann, Chris Avery and Rhett Mitchell
Ring Bearer: Patrick Mitchell
Ushers: Dan Cates and Corey Cates
Number of guests: 180
The reception: Geneva National Golf Club, Lake Geneva
The cake: Three- layer square cake with buttercream frosting and fillings of key lime, fresh raspberry and lemon, decorated with brown piping and green flowers.
First song: “Then” by Brad Paisley
The menu: Five hors d'oeuvres followed by a sit-down dinner of cheese tortellini in a basil cream sauce, garden salad, duet of petite sirloin and chicken piccata, duchess potatoes and carrot-wrapped asparagus.
What made the day unique: The bride’s mother and aunt made a unique pearl apron to protect the bride’s dress when she indulged in the delicious chocolate fountain.
Most touching moment of the day: As part of the ceremony, the bride and groom delivered roses to the Blessed Virgin as the cantor sang “Ave Maria.”
Honeymoon destination: Sandals Grande in Antigua