Marissa Romero and Ryan McKee were married on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at St. Paul Apostle Catholic Church. Marissa and Ryan are one of the nicest and most photogenic couples you will ever meet and it was a pleasure to help them celebrate their wedding day!
After the ceremony, guests arrived at Quarters One on Arsenal Island for cocktails. Quarters One is the second largest official federal residence in the United States, behind the White House, and it is located on the Rock Island Arsenal Army Base in the Quad Cities Area. During the cocktail hour the Quad Cities received a rare Summer thunderstorm (rare because the Midwest is enduring an extreme drought during the Summer of 2012). The rain really poured down but stopped just long enough for guests to make the walk from Quarters One to the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club for the wedding reception.
Guests arrived at Marissa and Ryan’s wedding reception to find the grand banquet room decorated in purple up-lighting from Black Tie Entertainment, spring green chair sashes from All Pro Custom Productions and floral arrangements from Milan Flower Shop. The room looked outstanding!
Members of Marissa and Ryan’s wedding party included:
Parents of the Bride – Maria and John Romero
Mother of the Groom – Mary and Ron Ashley
Usher – John Romero Jr.
Flower Girl and Ring Bearer – Noah McKee and JZ Martinez
Junior Bridesmaid – Hanna McKee
Maid of Honor – Samantha Ferreyra
Best Man – Nathan McKee
Ryan and Marissa danced their first dance to “Quiero Decirte Que Te Amo” by DLG and danced quite well!
After speeches from the Bride and Groom, Marissa’s parents and the Best Man and Maid of Honor guests enjoyed a great buffet meal served by the chefs and staff of the Arsenal Golf Club.
Marissa and Ryan’s guests had a great time on the dance floor right up until the end of the evening. The night was spiced up quite a bit with a variety of great Salsa dances as well!
Wedding professionals who assisted Marissa and Ryan on their wedding day included:
Venue and Catering – Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club and Quarters One
Photography – Rick Jennisch
Chair covers and sashes – All Pro Custom Productions
Floral – Milan Flower Shop, Damien
Guest Lodging – Ramada Inn Bettendorf
Wedding Cake – Cakes by Kaye
Entertainment and Accent Lighting – Black Tie Entertainment
Thank you to Marissa and Ryan and your families for allowing me to help you celebrate your big day! It was a day that you and your guests will remember for a very long time. Best wishes!