Come Celebrate Our Marriage!

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

Countdown to Wedding


About Our Big Day

We are doing things a little less traditional than normal. Which, when have we ever been “normal?” Depending on when you’re reading this, we are either almost married, or we have been married since  October 5th!

We’ve always enjoyed the outdoors and hiking. When we discussed where we would want our wedding, we thought about eloping as an option. When you hear “elope,” you think of running away and getting married in Vegas. It’s a little less dramatic than that, but you are not far off from this assumption. However, our thinking was more along the lines of  “Why don’t we get married somewhere cool, then come back and celebrate our marriage?”

So that’s exactly what we are doing! The two of us, along with our parents and siblings are all traveling to Yosemite National Park located in California. There, we are getting married at Washburn Point, one of the most well-known and beautiful views in the park. We have also planned various areas to take pictures, which we cannot wait to share with everyone. 

We envisioned a very small and intimate wedding ceremony in nature, and we also wanted to celebrate with all our loved ones, family, and friends. That’s why we have planned an amazing reception to celebrate with all of you after we return!

We are very much looking forward to seeing all of our loved ones in November for our reception. Come eat, drink, dance and celebrate our marriage! 

We can’t wait to see you!

About The Venue

With our love for bourbon and rustic vibes, we felt Thornton Distillery was the perfect place to celebrate.

The colorful history of Thornton Distilling Co., the oldest standing brewery in Illinois, can be traced back to 1857 when the brick and limestone brewery and grain tower was built by the John S. Bielfeldt family on the west bank of Thorn Creek in the small village of Thornton, Illinois. During Prohibition, a new owner bottled soda pop and continued to illegally produce beer. Soon, the brewery fell under the control of Chicago bootlegger, Al Capone and his henchman, Joe Saltis. After 100 years, beer brewing ceased altogether at the historic Thornton brewery. While various businesses would come and go, its heart–the old artesian well–remained but was long forgotten. 

Our Registry

Please know that your presence at our wedding is present enough! However, for our stubborn friends and family who have been asking for gift ideas, we’ve created an online registry.

Will We See You There?

We’d love for you to come, but we understand if you are not able to. We’d appreciate it if you let us know either way.