J&S28 Jul, 2019
The story of our wedding
My name is Shannon Boynton and my husband's name is Jeff Larak. Jeff and I have been together a little under 2 years and fell in love quickly. We didn't know that we were going to fall so fast. Things went in super-speed mode and we ended up living togehter and engaged after 5 months being together. Fast forward and my family adores him and he fits in so well. I have always been in abusive relationships beore and finally, Jeff was like a blessing in disguise to my family and I. I couldn't ask for a better partner to get through this thing called life with. He got me a blueberry tanzanite ring from Le Vian and asked my by a waterfall surroung a penisula close to our home. There were swans and geese swimming near by and we were skipping rocks. I turned around to grab another rock and he was there, down on one knee waiting for me. He had previously called my mom and asked for her approval. You see, it's only my mom and I. My grandparents from both sides have passed, my father has passed, and now my step-dad last year. It meant so much to me that he had asked her. We called her after and we all cried together because we were so happy!
We got married on July 28, 2019 at the Linolnshire Marriott Resort in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Angela is the lady that helped us from the Marriott and she went above and beyond to make sure our wedding was stress-free. She helped decorate the day of along with our decorator and made sure everything was in order. My dress is called the Allen by Sottero and Midgley under Maggie Sottero Designs from Volle's Bridal in Lake Zurch, Illinois. My husband and his groosmen ordered their tuxes from men's warehouse and my ladies ordered their gowns from David's Bridal. Our flowers are sola wood flowers from Southern Bloom Company in Lebanon, TN. We also ordered party favors from Flour & Fig in Chicago, Illinois. They are handmade-upscale lollipops that were lemon flavored filled with dried lavendar. Our decorator was Satin Chair from Naperville, Illinois. I am so happy that they helped us with decorating because we didn't have to wory about a thing. Jolie Images is the photographer that we hired. I had Max and David for 10 hours! They made us feel comfortable and we had so much fun with them. My family and all the guests loved them! After we did the pie eating (I don't like cake), I spilled a bunch of blueberry pie filling on my very expensive dress! Max came to the rescue with club soda and we ran to the bathroom. He helped get it all out and now you can't even tell that there was any blueberry filling in it at all! We are so thankful for the vendors that we hired along with all the people that took time to help us. I had a magical fairy-tale wedding and I couldn't be more thankful and blessed for it.
Jeff and Shannon's vendor team
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