Little Wedding on a Prairie

Elburn, Illinois is home to the eco-chic Heritage Prairie Farms where Sara & Yuri said "I Do" last September.  Beneath the solid limbs of an old oak tree stood an aisle lined by white chairs with clusters of white and yellow blooms and green foliage tied to the end of the rows.  A birch structure with large hydrangea and garlands of greenery framed the couple.  Sara carried a loose bouquet of fluffy white dahlias and roses, bright yellow ranunculus and supple green succulents; Yuri had a succulent boutonniere tied with twine to match.  

The head table held a trailing green garland with lively white & yellow arrangements in rustic wood boxes and votive candles interspersed.  Guest's tables donned similar organic floral in wooden box vessels to compliment the prairie feel of the late summer night reception.  Flowers included: white dahlias, yellow football mums, white stock, dill flower, white polo roses, white spray roses and seeded eucalyptus. 

Big warm Thank You to Kina Wicks Photography for capturing and sharing these lovely memories- your attention to detail is appreciated!  Check out the pictures below. 

63rd Street Beach Wedding

If you haven't visited Chicago 63rd Street Beach house, you should put it on your summer bucket list.  It is a gorgeous Classical Revival style pavilion built in 1919 which boasts lovely courtyards, fountains and arched verandas.  August 23rd was not the most beautiful of days to experience it (especially when the rain started coming in sideways and soaked all of the rented vintage furniture and dinner seating area), but the rain came to a stop about 30 minutes before the ceremony.  Oh outdoor weddings..... they can be so exhilarating!

Lindsay and Scotty chose a soft palette of whites and greens for their bouquets and boutonnieres and then added a pop of color for their dinner table centerpieces. They rented really cool vintage furniture from Shadow Box Dreams Vintage and wood farm tables from Chicago Farm Tables. We arranged flowers in different size ball jars to give it a vintage, and rustic feel.  Flowers included white polo roses, queen annes lace, dahlias, astilbe, ranunculus, stock, scabiosa, and hydrangea. 

Congrats Lindsay and Scotty!  May your life together be void of storms.

The lovely photographs were taken by HA Photography. 

Everything came together flawlessly thanks to Carlene and Jessie of Naturally Yours Events

I must also give a shout out to the people responsible for the most luxurious port-a-potties I've ever seen (and experienced)!  Thanks Ajax Waste, you were great!