Ever since she was a little girl dreaming about her wedding day, Sara wanted to host her wedding in her parents’ backyard in St. Charles. After meeting the man of her dreams, Matt, at the University of Iowa, and getting engaged, they decided to turn her dreams into reality. Sara and Matt got married on an absolutely beautiful Saturday in June at Sara’s childhood church in St. Charles, Congregational United Church of Christ. In the morning, after Sara and her bridesmaids became picture-perfect with a little help from All About You Hair and Makeup , Catie Scott Photography took some fun pictures of Sara and her ladies in their cute monogrammed button-up shirts before Sara shared a beautiful and emotional First Look with her dad! After their sweet ceremony, Sara and Matt got to take her dad’s Cadillac for a spin around the block before taking family photos in the church. A Touch of Class Limousine then whisked away the bridal party to the Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve, where Sara and Matt took their engagement photos. Affordable Party Tent Rentals provided four tents for dinner and cocktails, with linens provided by Grand Rental Station. Upper Crust Catering kept the drinks flowing for Cocktail Hour as the sun set, and then served a DELICIOUS family style dinner before the bride and groom’s friends and family shared some heartfelt and hilarious toasts. Premier Entertainment started the party off right by officiating Sara and Matt’s Shoe Game, before the couple cut their adorable almond (yum!) flavored cake from Smallcakes, who also provided mini cupcakes for their guests with flavors ranging from coconut to oreo to extreme chocolate! After dancing the night away, Sara and Matt spent their wedding night at the classic Hotel Baker. Congratulations again Sara and Matt! We were so honored to be part of your special day!