Sept. 10, 2011
St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Wadsworth, Ill.
Couple's Name: Brittany Van Bergen and Matt Taylor
Wedding Date: Sept. 10, 2011
Wedding Location: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Wadsworth, Ill.
ABOUT THE COUPLE
How he proposed: In 2009, Matt proposed to Brittany in a gazebo on a beach in Mexico.
Bride's occupation: Human resources coordinator
Groom's occupation: Network engineer
The ceremony: A 2:30 p.m. Mass of Creation at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wadsworth, Ill.
The gown: A strapless, tulle ball gown with satin bodice
The bouquet: A beautiful arrangement bursting with gorgeous fall colors of orange, red and yellow.
The theme: Fall Grandeur
THE WEDDING PARTY
Maid of honor: Emily Van Bergen
Bridesmaids: Sarina Miller, Tracy Malcewicz, Ashley Woller, Margaret Bratcher and Ann Ly
Best man: John Taylor
Groomsmen: Jonathan Bernhardt, Rob Malcewicz, Neal Grossheider, Karl Bratcher and Gavin Brown
Number of guests: 200
The reception: Radisson, Pleasant Prairie
The cake: A four-tiered cake with layers of strawberries and custard, topped with buttercream frosting.
First song: “I Do” by Mark Wills
The menu: Chicken marsala served with herb-roasted potatoes and steamed mixed vegetables.
What made the day unique: They chose to get married on 9/10/11, a date that everyone will remember.
Most touching moment of the day: Having Laura Kaeppeler, a lifelong friend of Brittany’s, sing. The couple says she is a remarkable singer and are grateful she was a big part of their special day.
Honeymoon destination: RIU Palace, Aruba