Kathleen and Tyson in Peoria, IL\\nLuxurious crimson details define one couple's dramatic winter wedding.\\nThe couple's wedding featured a bold color scheme: \\"We wanted red, and lots of it,\\" says Kathleen. She carried a bouquet of deep red roses designed by Enchanted Florist & Boutique in Peoria. Her 10 bridesmaids wore red satin dresses with black sashes by Badgley Mischka, also from Ultimate Bride. They accessorized with black satin opera gloves and carried nosegays comprised of red blooms. The couple worked with wedding planner Beth Maxwell of Save the Date to incorporate crimson into all aspects of the wedding. \\"We had a blast coming up with ways to use the color to create a cohesive look,\\" Kathleen says. \\"Even the catering staff wore red tux shirts.\\"\\nKathleen and Tyson married before their 450 guests during a ceremony held at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, in Peoria. \\"I was baptized at Saint Mary's and went to middle school nearby, so the church is very dear to me,\\" says Kathleen. She was escorted down the aisle by her father.\\nCandles illuminated the church steps as guests made their way into the church for the 6 p.m. ceremony. Inside, red rose pomanders adorned the pews.\\nThe couple exchanged traditional wedding vows. The groom's mother sang a contemporary hymn as the ceremony began; later, the bride's cousin sang \\"Ave Maria.\\"\\nTeddy, the terrier-schnauzer mix belonging to the bride's parents, wore a red bow tie and participated in the pre-wedding photographs and festivities.\\nLimousines rented from Deluxe Limousine Service transported the couple and the wedding party from the church to the reception.\\nDuring the cocktail hour, guests were offered glasses of rosé Champagne with raspberries, as well as wine and cocktails.\\nHer bridal party was comprised of family members as well as childhood and college friends.\\nThe reception, held at the Country Club of Peoria, was designed to feel like a hip lounge, with red lighting, draped fabric, and lots of candlelight. \\"I grew up going there and knew the club's staff would do an amazing job,\\" says Kathleen.\\nTables were topped with tall arrangements of red roses, and guests dined on fare from the club's food stations, which offered pan-seared scallops, sushi, lamb and chicken kabobs, mini burgers, and quesadillas.\\nThe couple chose \\"Making Memories of Us\\" by Keith Urban for their first dance. \\"I remember everyone smiling, laughing, and dancing—just having the best time,\\" says Kathleen. \\"That's what it's all about.\\"\\n\\"The toasts were phenomenal—so heartfelt and moving,\\" recalls Kathleen.\\nThe couple toasted with red Waterford Crystal glasses, a gift from the bride's parents.\\nMusic was provided by Larry Eckerling and his Orchestra. \\"The band's energy was completely off the charts,\\" remembers Kathleen. \\"The dance floor was never empty—even my dad, who isn't a big dancer, hardly left it.\\"\\nThe red velvet wedding cake was created by Wedding Cake Connection and featured sugar roses on each tier. Later, caterers set up a macaroni and cheese bar with a variety of toppings for late-night revelers to enjoy.