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WEDDING BLOG

Classic Illinois Wedding at Allerton Park Retreat

January 23, 2015 | nicole

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A classic wedding doesn’t have to feel stuffy or stiff, and Kate and Brodie’s Illinois wedding perfectly blends soft elements in with a classic feel for a beautiful celebration of their love. The gold and deep navy color palette is so beautiful against all the greenery at Allerton Park Retreat, and we love that the blue calls back to Kate’s extremely gorgeous sapphire ring. Rachael Schirano Photography captured the effortless joy and stunning styling throughout their wedding day.

The Couple:

Kate and Brodie

The Wedding:

Allerton Park Retreat and Conference Center, Monticello, Illinois

The Inspiration:

I wanted a mix between a classic, clean cut wedding mixed with the ethereal, soft elements of a garden. This fit our venue perfectly with the historic mansion and beautiful formal gardens. I wanted the groomsmen and bridesmaids to be simple and streamlined to allow them to stand out in the beautiful setting.

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The Moments:

Our favorite moment was the first dance. We had taken all of two dance classes to try and learn swing for the swing band we used for the wedding. Brodie had been so focused during the classes, and on the big day he relaxed and was making me laugh during the whole thing.

The Couple Recommends:

Rachael Schirano was the best. So easy, professional, and artistic to work with. The Rhythm Rockets also put on such a great time. Everyone was on the dance floor even though it was “old school” music!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Rachael Schirano
Venue – Allerton Park Retreat and Conference Center
Floral Design – Boka Shoppe
Cake – Cakes by Lori
Live Music – Rhythm Rockets
Hair & Makeup Artist – BJ Grand Salon & Spa
Groom’s Apparel – Hugo Boss

A special thanks to the lovely Rachael Schirano for sharing Kate and Brodie’s Illinois wedding with Junebug. Love their classic wedding style? Check out Kelly and Topher’s elegant DIY Kentucky wedding for more inspiration!

xoxoNicole

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3 Comments

  1. The lighting here is so soft and flattering. How we wish we’d done a First Look!

  2. Beautiful wedding photography in such these natural place . Looking very gorgeous.

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