I think I am still trying to find the most adequate words to describe this Summer Cog Hill Golf and Country Club Wedding. Taylor and Zach are two of the most special people I have ever had the honor of capturing and I just want to re-live this Summer Cog Hill Golf and Country Club Wedding over and over and over and over!
Lets back pedal a bit. I was lucky enough to know the Durkin family in my High School days. Taylor’s big sister, Liz, was my “big sister” on the Varisty basketball team, and I got to play lacrosse with Taylor for two years (go Eagles!) and also lifeguarded with her at the Centennial Park Aquatic Center. When Taylor reached out to see if I was free on June 17th, I couldn’t say yes fast enough.
What a breezy day for this laid back couple. 3/4 of the Durkin family live within a 1 mile radius of each other, and the church where the ceremony took place, so travel was a piece of cake. The guys got ready at Taylor’s big brother’s house, while Taylor and the gals glammed up at her childhood home. Lauren (owner of Salon Vie Rebel) and Jaycie of Makeup by Jaycie really outdid themselves on all of the gals. Everyone, including the stunning bride to be, looked absolutely exceptional. Their genuine smiles and excitement surely added to the glow. The morning was slow, relaxed, and filled with laugher – the best kind of wedding morning.
After getting ready, and the sweetest first looks with her Dad and Zach, we headed to a simple forested area for wedding party and bridal portraits. The wedding party was entirely family which was so special. The Durkin and Hamilton-Cotter crew are two exceptional crews that I am still trying to plot on how to be a part of.
The couple said “I do” at St. Michael Parish, and then their regal trolley from A1 Limousine Chicago took them to Cog Hill Golf & Country Club to get the party started! The Country Club was filled with blissful conversation, elegant details, and a large guest list all ready to celebrate a one of a kind couple. After dinner, the richest speeches, and a choreographed dance by Taylor and Zach, Taylor and her Dad hit the dance floor to “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough“. In the middle of the song, the incredible Yazz Jazz Band took over and the dance floor got busy.
I honestly didn’t want to pack up my gear at the end of this Summer Cog Hill Golf & Country Club Wedding. We had a team of first class vendors, all choreographed gracefully by Kristen from Deux Clare Weddings and Events, and a couple that just felt like family.
Getting to be a part of this spectacular Summer Cog Hill Golf & Country Club wedding will forever be one of my favorite memories from 2022. Congratulations Taylor and Zach, I friggin love you guys!
Vendor \\ Love
Planner: Deux Clare Weddings and Events | @deux_clare
Floral: Florals by Steen
Hair: Salon Vie Rebelle | @missmarissalauren
Makeup: Makeup by Jaycie | @makeupbyjaycie
Band: Yazz Jazz Music & Productions | @yazzjazzmusicandproductions
Videographer: Rich Reilly Media | @richreillymedia
Venue: Cog Hill Golf & Country Club | @coghillgolf
Trolley: A1 Limousine Chicago | @a1limochicago