Suzanne M. Smith and Mark C. Lance were united in marriage on Aug. 31 in The Fireplace Room at Lake Barrington Shores, Lake Barrington, Ill., by Rev. Nick Paulo, uncle of the groom. Music was provided by the Artistring Quartet.

The bride’s parents are Donald and Rebekah Smith of Antwerp and Dee Reinhart of Nokomis, Florida. The groom’s parents are George and Christine Lance of Mesa, Arizona. The groom’s maternal grandmother is Audrey Paulo of Lake in the Hills, Ill.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a strapless, beaded and jeweled white gown. Her bouquet was oak leak hydrangeas, designed by her father. The wedding had an elegant rustic theme.

Serving as maid of honor was Jaimie Rhoades of Antwerp, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Sera Zipfel, Hicksville, sister of the bride; Jessica Lance, sister of the groom; Mesa Smith, Antwerp, cousin of the bride and Stacy Smith, Antwerp, cousin of the bride.

Best man was George Lance, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Jeremy Smith, Antwerp, cousin of the bride; Nick Paulo, Palm Beach, Fla., cousin of the groom; Matthew Paulo, Palm Beach, Fla., cousin of the groom and Connor Kenyon of Chicago.

Ushers were Joshua Zipfel, Hicksville, brother-in-law of the bride and uncles of the groom Michael Paulo and Chris Verges, both from Chicago.

Flower girl was Quinn Vertucci and the ringer bearer was Griffin Vertucci, both from Chicago.

The ceremony included opening remarks, scriptural readings by Jessica Lance, tree planting, request of love and support, exchange of vows and rings and presentation of the bride and groom.

After the ceremony, pontoon boat rides were offered on the lake and a cocktail hour before the reception was held in the Ball Room, with a buffet style dinner and dance.

The bride is a graduate of Antwerp High School and Indiana University. She is currently a business relationship manager with Wells Fargo. The groom is a graduate of Lake Park High School, Roselle, Ill. and is employed with Cheetah Solar.

A honeymoon is planned later this year to Thailand. The newlyweds reside in Mesa, Ariz.