Newlyweds unite by taking plunge at Illinois’ largest waterpark
By Elburn Herald
on July 14, 2012
4000 N. Bridge St., Yorkville
YORKVILLE—Raging Waves, Illinois’ largest water park, is now a wedding venue, as the park hosted its first marriage ceremony last month.
A local couple wed on June 16 on the observation deck of the Yorkville park’s biggest ride, in front of friends, family and their combined six children. Getting married at the family-friendly water park seemed like a great idea to Andy Lee and Samantha Kolar, both of Plano. Sidestepping the financial stress, logistical planning, and formality of a traditional ceremony, this bride and groom tied the knot in a way that was fun for everybody.
Raging Waves piped wedding music through the sprawling park as the bride strolled over to The Boomerang to meet her groom at the “altar” on the ride’s observation deck. The couple’s three girls and three boys were appropriately dressed for the summertime historic wedding, wearing white sundresses and Hawaiian shirts.
After exchanging vows, the newlyweds revealed swimsuits underneath their wedding attire and promptly celebrated by taking a thrilling plunge on the popular Boomerang water ride. Wedding guests snapped photos from the viewing deck, capturing the excitement and adventure of this couple—indeed, still kids at heart.
“We were thrilled they wanted to have their wedding at Raging Waves and combine their families here, where our mission is to bring families together for memorable experiences,” said Sandy Martinez, marketing director at Raging Waves. “It was a perfect event for two people who wanted to make sure everyone had a wholehearted good time.”