Weddings at the Lake: Chelsea + Joe

Chelsea and Joe grew up together playing junior golf at Bloomington (Illinois) Country Club, but their paths didn’t cross again until years and dozens of rounds later — she played in college, he was playing in regional amateur events. But both reluctantly agreed to participate in a golf outing near their hometown and it’s after this chance meeting (and a victory by Chelsea’s group), the couple rekindled their friendship that revealed their longstanding mutual love of the game.

As planning for their wedding got underway, Geneva National, with its championship courses, was the perfect setting for their golf-themed celebration. Creative touches like golf tees in the guy’s boutonnieres, an archway formed with golf clubs and table centerpieces featuring flags from popular PGA events guaranteed this would be a day that even non-golfers would remember for years to come.


The Details

September 4, 2020

PHOTOGRAPHER: Ideal Impressions Photography, Lake Geneva – Ryan Bensheimer and Kevin Scott

REHEARSAL DINNER: The Cottages at Geneva National Resort & Club, Lake Geneva

REHEARSAL DINNER CATERER: Holi Cannoli, Elkhorn

CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE: Geneva National Resort & Club, Lake Geneva

OFFICIANT: Rev. Mark Danczyk, St. Benedict Catholic Church, Fontana

WEDDING COORDINATOR: Geneva National Team

FLORAL DESIGNER: Bouquet for bride, bridesmaids, mother of bride and groom – Frontier Flowers, Fontana; remaining florals – Chelsea’s mom

JEWELER: Jack Lewis Jewelers, Bloomington IL

GOWN: Simply Elegant By Cheri, Lincoln, IL

BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Simply Elegant By Cheri, Lincoln, IL

BEAUTY (MAKEUP/HAIR): Jillian Niemann Makeup and Hair, Lake Geneva

CAKE/DESSERT: Sweet Discoveries, Antioch, IL

ENTERTAINMENT: 2ProDJs, Chicago, IL

GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS: The Cottages and The Suites, Geneva National Resort & Club, Lake Geneva; The Ridge Hotel, Lake Geneva