Jill Bouland and Dave Naab were married at Redeemer Lutheran Church at 4:30 PM on the Sunday before Labor Day, 2011. You couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. Skies were blue, the air was clear and temperatures were pleasant.
After the ceremony everyone headed downtown to the newest and brightest icon in downtown Davenport, the Hotel Blackhawk. A multi-million dollar renovation recently transformed the old landmark to a sparkling jewel.
Guests enjoyed cocktails in the mezzanine level at 6PM. The historic Gold Room was then opened at 6:30 and the 260 guests found the room beautifully decorated with flowers from Coleman Florist.
The wedding party had their grand entrance shortly before 7PM. Jill and Dave, a very photogenic couple, were then introduced for the first time and entered with the song “Johnny and June” by Heidi Newfield as the backdrop.
The father of the bride, Tom Bouland, gave a warm welcome speech and toast and then guests were treated to Pasta Stations to enjoy freshly made pasta dishes by the Blackhawk Hotel chefs.
Wedding cake from Cunningham Confections:
After dinner toasts were given by Best Man Mitch VanFossen and Maid of Honor Lisa Salemink.
Other members of the wedding party included:
Flower Girls – Nessa Gorham, Ava Morrison and Reese Osborn
Junior Bridesmaid – Isabel Morrison
Bridesmaids – Kelli Salemink, Jamey Skarlis and Jenny Dykes
Groomsmen – Zac Bouland, Chris Naab and Rob Boruff
The parents of the bride and groom are Tom and Janet Bouland and Julie and Dan Naab.
Jill and Dave opened the dance floor after dinner by dancing to “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King.
The guests had an awesome time on the dance floor until the party’s conclusion at midnight.
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Wedding professionals who helped to make the couple’s day special included:
The Hotel Blackhawk
Amy Richmond Photography
A Storybook Ending
Black Tie Entertainment
Thanks to Jill and Dave for allowing me to play a role in your big day! It was a great time and I wish you all the best!