Kate & Matt

Oct. 18, 2008 at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club

It was a courtship full of magical moments for Matt Reilly and Kate Busby. From the couple’s first kiss under the El in Chicago as the train whisked by overhead to Matt’s one-knee proposal in the same spot, their love story has rivaled a romance novel. It stood to reason their wedding would be no different: Amidst a tableau of bright orange and red leaves, the couple proclaimed their commitment to one another at Egg Harbor’s majestic Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in the heart of Door County. Matt and Kate added personal touches to the day with handmade programs, as well as a collection of stones with names on them in lieu of traditional place cards. Cupcakes were placed at the seats of six guests to mark their birthdays that weekend. The event was a true family affair with Kate’s uncle officiating the ceremony, and Matt’s brother and Kate’s sisters as the bridal party. The evening sun set over the bay as guests enjoyed post ceremony cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Floral designer Helene Ingsten-Anderson’s creative freedom paid off, as vibrant pops of orange, green and burgundy mirrored the fall splendor.

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