Couple’s Name: Danielle McFall and Paul Horvatin
Wedding Date: March 1, 2014
Wedding Location: Osthoff Lake Resort, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
ABOUT THE COUPLE
How they met: Danielle and Paul met in Milwaukee while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.
How he proposed: On a frigid January night, Danielle was at her apartment blow-drying her hair when Paul pulled out a round-cut solitaire stone and band of round diamonds and asked her to marry him.
Bride’s occupation: iNET-Web, Waukesha
Groom’s occupation: iNET-Web, Waukesha
The ceremony: The ceremony was classic with hurricane candles lining the aisle and a sheer white arbor at the end. Wedding guests listened to readings from the bride’s father and brother and David Foster’s “The Prayer” was played by a string duo.
The gown: The Allure wedding dress was a satin ball gown, featuring a sweetheart neckline with Swarovski crystals encrusting the entire bodice.
The bouquet: A cascade of cream and white calla lilies, orchids, peonies and roses, all wrapped in a white satin ribbon.
The theme: Classic romance.
THE WEDDING PARTY
Bridesmaids: Ashley Marie Hoff, Lauren Michaud, Sarah Sturycz and Emily Gray
Groomsmen: Sean Bailey, Zach McFall, Dan Krueger, Brad Weitzer, Jason Fong and Matt Muelbl
Number of guests: 100
The reception: Osthoff Lake Resort
The cake: The gluten-free lemon cake featured a raspberry jam filling and sweet buttercream frosting and was topped with the bride’s nana’s cake topper from her wedding.
First song: Garrett Hedlund’s “Timing is Everything,” which spoke to the fateful nature in which they met and their life mantra.
The menu: Hors dourves during cocktail hour, classic caesar salad, marinated and seared chicken breast stuffed with wild mushroom duxelle, and grilled angus beef tenderloin served with boursin-whipped potatoes and red wine jus.
What made the day unique: The intimacy of it all; Danielle and Paul were able to talk with all their guests and express their personalities for everyone to enjoy, celebrate and share.
Most touching moment of the day: Their first glimpse of each other as Danielle walked down the aisle. The love and excitement that they shared for each other and their new lives together was shared by all.
Honeymoon destination: Destin, Fla., staying at the romantic Henderson Park Inn Beachside Bed and Breakfast.