Tracy and Chase’s wedding day started with a beautiful outdoor ceremony at River Forest Country Club in Elmhurst, IL. Keen to let the dreamy, German-Bavarian farmhouse-inspired venue shine, the couple kept the ceremony understated and elegant. Bamboo chairs and low floral arrangements flanked the wedding aisle, perfectly complementing the lush, natural surroundings and forested views at River Forest Country Club. Several classic cars added the perfect vintage touch for the bride and groom portraits. The bride looked lovely and traditional in a high-neck, cap sleeve gown, and her bevy of bridesmaids in regal navy blue sateen.
After tying the knot, Tracy and Chase took the celebration inside the Bavarian barn-style clubhouse where they danced the night away before closing things out with a literal bang – that’s because the sparklers send-off outside the venue triggered the smoke detector requiring evacuation and a visit by the fire department. After the all-clear was given, the band starting singing Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” – surely a core memory that Tracy and Chase will talk about forever!
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