With so many guests flying in from around the country, Bill and Jim wanted to share their weekend and wedding day itinerary with all their friends and family in advance. As some guests are planning on flying on on Friday, we wanted to let you know what are plans are for the weekend.
Saturday, September 05, 2009 | 4pm to 6:30pm
From 4pm until 5pm, we will work with Dr. Bruce Bloom, our officiant to review details of the ceremony for the following day.
After the hour rehearsal, we will then have a leisurely dinner buffet on the back deck of our home. At 6:30pm, Bill and Jim will head to Oak Brook Resort and check into the hotel. (For guests staying at the hotel, there is a fabulous bar and restaurant over looking the gardens and golf course of the resort.)
Bill and Jim plan on relaxing with friends for about an hour on Saturday evening and the retiring to their room about 9:30pm.
Sunday, September 06, 2009 | 8:30am
Bill and Jim will join any guests and friends staying at the resort for breakfast in the restaurant on the main floor lobby at 8:30am.
After breakfast, they will grab a quick work out at the hotel gym from 10:00am to 11:00am.
At 12noon, the make up artist and hair stylists will use Bill and Jim's room to work on our mothers and our bridal party. Jim's mother, Debbie, will be first, followed by Bill's step-mother Sandie. And then onto their bridal party, Amy, Penny, Paula, Lisa E, Lisa V, and Jenna.
Sunday, September 06, 2009 | 6:00pm Ceremony (meet in lobby at 5:15pm)
Outdoor Terrace Adjacent to Pool
At 5:15pm, Bill and Jim will be dressed and meet the bridal party in the lobby of the hotel. Everyone will meet and review any last minute details along with Dr. Bruce Bloom.
We will walk downstairs to the ceremony.
Official Start Time is 6:00pm Sharp
At approximately 6:30pm, the ceremony will end and the entire bridal party will walk to the outdoor patio where cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and receive guests as they enter. Cocktails will continue until 8pm and Bill and Jim will take photographs with the bridal party on the grounds of the resort.
*Attire for the event is Black Tie Optional*
Sunday, September 06, 2009 | 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Outdoor Garden Terrace & Patio
Adjacent to The Marquis Tent
Just a short walk from the outdoor Ceremony location, guests will stroll along a lush garden walkway path to the outdoor patio and terrace for cocktails & hors d'oeuvres. The grounds of the property include a beautifully appointed golf course, mature Oak and Maple trees, a lake, and hundreds of flowing perennials.
At 8pm, staff will announce dinner and guests will be invited to enter The Marquis Tent from the patio.
Sunday, September 06, 2009 | 8:00pm to Midnight
The Marquis Tent
Adjacent to Outdoor Patio
After cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, a formal sit-down dinner will be served in the Marquee Tent from 8pm until 9:30pm.
At 9:15pm, wedding cake will be served along with a decadent assortment of homemade Greek desserts and coffees.
The sound stylings of the Stu Hirsh Orchestra will begin at 9pm and takes us on a journey of fabulous music from the 1940's all the way to the 1970's and beyond.
Be prepared to bring your dancing shoes!
At approximately 11:15pm, a buffet of late night menu offerings will be available for guests to nibble on.
The party continues until Midnight or beyond!