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Wedding Ideas: Illinois Wedding

Stunning Chicago Wedding Portrait Inspiration at Lake Shore East Park

November 17, 2017 | emy

This stunning Chicago wedding portrait inspiration created by Allie Appel Photography features a refreshingly modern take on the downtown urban bride. The autumnal bouquet designed by Persephone Floral looks striking with the changing leaves and skyscrapers as backdrop. Including classic fall colors, the bright oranges, pastel pinks, and deep reds with a simple black bow adds a hint of chic drama. We can’t get enough of this gorgeously modern Sarah Varca wedding dress: crepe and lace, […]

This Waterloo, Illinois Farm Wedding is the Definition of Lovely

November 14, 2017 | colleen

From tearful moments to the most dreamy donut wall, this Illinois farm wedding is the absolute sweetest. Mary and Andrew said their “I do’s” on a family farm surrounded by their family and friends. Wanting to keep the day relaxed and low key, they chose and planned their wedding as if it was any other Saturday night party with a few exceptions of course – like Mary’s ANGL wedding dress and a flower crown made by Walter […]

Illinois Countryside Wedding at Emerson Creek Pottery and Tea Room

April 29, 2017 | juliette

Jessica and Humberto’s wedding at Emerson Creek Pottery and Tea Room combined elegant style with rustic décor to create a beautiful celebration! The indoor/outdoor spaces of the farm venue spoke to the couple’s unique personalities because it allowed guests to choose either to be in a laid-back setting or right in the middle of the party during the reception. The bride’s brother brewed a special beer for the couple using ingredients from their respective home states – Illinois and Texas […]

Heartfelt DIY Wedding at Camp Winnebago YMCA

February 20, 2017 | gabby

Sara and Corey considered having a small, intimate wedding, but when it came down to it, they knew being surrounded by all of their family and friends while they said “I do” was the way to go. The couple chose Illinois venue Camp Winnebago YMCA for its cool woodland vibes, intimate ceremony space, and gorgeous outdoor deck for their guests to dance on under the stars. Between Sara’s effortlessly glam Rue de Seine gown and fishtail side […]

Festive Floral Wedding in Illinois

November 19, 2016 | juliette

We’re pretty confident in saying that Jamie and Lucien’s floral wedding is one of the most charming we’ve ever seen! Think: rustic garden party with a hip, bohemian flair. After falling in love with a friend’s land, the couple took DIY to a whole new level and did everything from mowing down the ceremony site to building the reception tables and dance floor to creating all of the décor. Jamie looked absolutely flawless in a lace mermaid gown […]

This Backyard Fiesta Wedding Took Notes From Frida Kahlo’s Style

November 9, 2016 | gabby

Haley and Jose’s backyard fiesta wedding takes the cake as the most colorful wedding we’ve seen! Choosing to draw inspiration from Frida Kahlo and traditional fiestas, the couple incorporated fun Mexican details like Mariachi bands, Folklorico dancers, and rainbow floral décor everywhere. Haley took her Frida Kahlo inspired look a step further with a gorgeous flower crown made of protea, daisies, and chrysanthemums. We love the vibrancy that Hinterland Stills captured in Haley and Jose’s wedding, including the couple’s sunset photo […]

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

August 6, 2016 | gabby

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 […]

Intimate Chicago Rooftop Wedding at Little Goat Diner

June 27, 2016 | gabby

This intimate Chicago rooftop wedding is so sweet and full of quirky details! When Ashley and Mike were planning their wedding, they knew Little Goat Diner‘s gorgeous rooftop and view of Chi-Town’s skyline was the perfect spot for them. Once they decided on Amanda Marie Studio‘s amazing photography skills to capture the day, the other wedding decisions fell into place and felt completely natural. We love how they kept the decor light-hearted and fun with gold dinosaur figurines scattered throughout tablescapes […]

DIY Downtown Chicago Wedding at City View Loft

May 29, 2016 | admin

When Bridget and Dan said “I do” at City View Loft in downtown Chicago, the most important thing to them was to make sure that their loved ones felt welcomed and ready to laugh. They wanted to truly celebrate the community of friends and family they felt so blessed to have, so they included as many people as possible in the ceremony planning as well as the decorating of the loft. During the ceremony, both Bridget […]

Vibrant and Light-Hearted Chicago Wedding at Garfield Park Conservatory

May 15, 2016 | admin

Ashlei and Derrick wanted an outdoor ceremony, and while researching venues in Chicago, they came across the Garfield Park Conservatory. They loved that the venue had space for both an outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception; the lush greenery also helped Derrick feel like he was back home in Florida. Mark Federighi Photography captured all the fun moments from this vibrant and light-hearted celebration, and Ashlei and Derrick both agree that the most memorable part of their big day was […]