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Wedding Ideas: Illinois Wedding

Urban Greenhouse Wedding at Garfield Park Conservatory

March 13, 2020 | brooke

Jessie and Jack wanted to keep the natural beauty of Garfield Park Conservatory at the center of their urban greenhouse wedding design—and we are obsessed! Planned by the bride herself, this day was filled with little touches of greenery magic at every turn. We’re especially in love with the couple’s “I love you so much” sign by MKNEON and the lush arrangements designed by Steve’s Flower Market. Fun fact: This wedding fell on the hottest […]

Foraged Wildflower Wedding in Hanna City, Illinois

February 27, 2020 | brooke

Hannah and Jordan couldn’t wait to get married! After a six-week engagement, they tied the knot with a beautifully simple wildflower wedding in Hanna City, Illinos. Everything from the reception decor to the floral arrangements were planned and executed by the couple and their loved ones. And we’re obsessed. We love the handmade ceremony arch that Jordan’s father made from trees he found! Pro tip: You never know who might be willing to use their […]

Rock n’ Roll Romantic Chicago Wedding at Salvage One

February 3, 2020 | brooke

After only being engaged for three months, Courtney and Sawyer tied the knot in their own version of a non-traditional wedding at Salvage One! We can’t wait for you to see the stunning shots Emily Keeney Photography captured of this sweet couple’s day, especially the street style candids in the historic Chicago downtown.  If you love unique wedding style, you’re going to be googl-y eye’d over this couple’s stellar looks, with Courtney in Hayley Paige […]

This Glam Lodge Wedding at The Pavilion at Orchard Ridge Farms is an Absolute Winter Wonderland

February 10, 2019 | juliette

Between the glamorous gowns, the snow-covered farm, the reindeer, and all the desserts a sweet tooth could hope for, Jennifer and Bradley’s NYE wedding at The Pavilion at Orchard Ridge Farms was pure winter magic! Despite the freezing temperatures, Forged in the North managed to capture the true essence of this winter wonderland wedding to the fullest extent. When this sweet couple wasn’t romping through the snow, they were exchanging vows and toasting to the New Year in the […]

Burgundy Boho Salvage One Wedding in Chicago

April 13, 2018 | juliette

We’re bringing you a little boho style, a little vintage flair, and a whole lot of sophisticated elegance with Monique and Anthony’s Salvage One wedding in downtown Chicago. The bride, who planned the entire event, was the picture of boho-glam in a stunning long-sleeve lace Ines Di Santo gown and delicate flower crown that featured pops of burgundy, peach, and white flowers. Splendor of Eden took those same flowers and created spectacular cascading bouquets, installations, and a ceremony backdrop that perfectly […]

Contemporary Chic Chicago Wedding at Fulton Street Collective

December 2, 2017 | emy

Kate and Tom’s intimate Fulton Street Collective wedding was planned with sincerity and intention to create an unforgettable celebration for their guests to enjoy. The hardwood floors and exposed brick made for a seriously romantic backdrop for their wedding ceremony, which embodied love, fidelity, trust, and growth in marriage. Their reception at Low-Res Studio was the perfect setting for their traditional baijiu toast, featuring creative street art, an incredibly hip stereo system, and an urban-cool […]

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 […]