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WEDDING BLOG

A Marine and A Hippie Tied the Knot in the Sweetest Wedding at Pear Tree Estate

August 6, 2016 | gabby

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We think Paige and Allen are one of the most darling examples of “opposites attract!” Paige, a self-proclaimed hippie, and Allen, a US Marine, tied the knot at Pear Tree Estate in Illinois and incorporated ways to honor both of their perfectly harmonious personalities. A romantic color palette of crisp whites, natural greens, and delicate pinks are found throughout the couple’s wedding décor, and DIY projects keep their style unique and fresh! Photographer Pam Cooley captured every moment of the couple’s beautiful day, including a private vow session and an incredibly regal Marine-style recessional!

The Couple:

Paige and Allen

The Wedding:

Pear Tree Estate, Champaign, Illinois

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The most important thing for us was remembering what the whole planning process was all about. Despite all the details and stress, I was getting ready to marry the love of my life and if you can try to keep that in mind with every decision, not only will you feel better but it will remain an extremely fun process.

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I wanted boho chic elegance. I had my ivory beaded lace topper made custom from Europe and it was what made my dress my own. My hair and makeup was extremely natural, I didn’t want to be made up into something I wasn’t everyday. My sister wore a light grey blue one shoulder chiffon gown with gold arm bangles.

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We wanted to be as natural and ourselves as possible: Allen “the Marine” and Paige “the hippie.”

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Hard to pick only one favorite photograph. I love the private vow photos because I feel like I can relive it over and over again!

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Pear Tree Estate was such a beautiful palette for us to create exactly what we envisioned, it gave us the option to create our own look. We were also surrounded by the Illinois prairie land views.

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Pam was the dream photographer. She was absolutely wonderful on the day of. She has such a beautiful soul and has an eye for beauty and style. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to capture our day!

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Processional: The Fray – How To Save A Life (Instrumental)
Recessional: Nonono – Pumpin Blood
First Dance: The Eli Young Band – Crazy Girl

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Pam Cooley
Venue & Event Planning – Pear Tree Estate
Floral Design – Flora Design Studio
Catering – l.a. Gourmet Catering
Cake – Cakes By Lori
Officiant – Pastor Barry West
DJ – Complete Weddings & Events
Makeup & Hair Artist – Something You Salon & Spa
Wedding Dress – David’s Bridal
Bridal Accessories – Jurgita Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – David’s Bridal
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Black Tie Tuxedo by Michelle’s
Rings – Champaign Jewelers
Rentals – I Do Events

 

Congratulations to Paige and Allen, and a very special thanks to Pam Cooley for sharing this stunning wedding with us! Want more naturally fresh wedding inspiration? Take a look at this naturally beautiful Pioneer Farms wedding in Warwick, New York!

xoxoGabby

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2 Comments

  1. Love this wedding dress , it’s stunning !

  2. Perfection! Floral, venue and couple. May you live happily ever after.

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