Beautiful Strauss Island in the Elk Grove Park Pavilion is the perfect venue for an intimate ceremony. The site is surrounded by a water-feature with swans, a fountain, and flanked by a long bridge. At the end of the bridge is a white gazebo that offers shade under a canopy of willow trees making for a grand entrance.
The details of the wedding reflected the couple’s love of comics. Their invitations and RSVPs were adorable as mocked up issues of The Daily Planet. Tawnya’s beaded dress and gold eyelet pumps had a retro glam feel that would make even Lois Lane envious.
Tawnya and Scott enjoyed some moments with their parents as the got ready for their day. Their mothers each helped put on their handmade comic book paper craft boutonniere and hairclip, nodding to their theme.
The couple opted not to have a First Look Session, but exchanged love notes before the ceremony instead. Undoubtedly, as they read their words to each other Tawnya cried and Scott clutched his heart with emotion, they had a moment.
Scott gifted his best man, Stephen with a bottle of Sake. As a result, they celebrated a little early with a sake shot. Absolutely a must before tying the knot.
Tawnya, accordingly, gifted her Maid of Honor, Meghan with a thoughtful bracelet of a knot to thank her for being there on her big day.
Additionally, the couple each gave their mothers a handkerchief with a sweet poem embroidered on it.
Tawnya anxiously waited for Scott to see her as she hid behind the Pavilion building and waited. Her parents and Scott’s parents both smiled as they began t he processional.
Their adorable corgi, Butterball, was such the dapper gentleman in his tails and tie as he led Meghan in procession.
Finally, the moment comes, when Tawnya, arm in arm with her father, makes her way over the bridge to Scott.
And just like that they were married.
Everyone gathered for one of Dee and Kris’s well known group shots. Because of how fun they are, they are always a favorite. Afterwards, they all turned around and celebrated the couple with toasts and cake.
The newlyweds found a moment to sneak away with Butterball to just be with each other.