Elizabeth and Billy’s wedding was a unique, intimate celebration unlike any other.
The pair chose the Creek Bend Nature Center in St. Charles, IL for its secluded setting and natural beauty. Instead of a traditional wedding entrance, the bride and groom walked into the ceremony together, hand in hand. After the vows, guests crossed the grounds to the sun-drenched patio for cocktail hour featuring a spread of tantalizing hors d’oeuvres. We love how Elizabeth and Billy made this special day truly their own, from their relaxed pre-ceremony portraits right down to the disco ball spinning overhead as the crowd danced the night away!
Photography: Elite Photo
Venue: Creek Bend Nature Center
Floral Design & Favors: Paragon Flowers
Gown, Bridesmaids, Accessories: BHLDN
Hair & Makeup: Montage Salon
Catering & Sweets: Moveable Feast
Signage: Isaac’s Flourishing Finish
Brynn and Austin tied the knot at the stunning McGuire’s Millrace Farm in Murphy, North Carolina.
When Brynn and Austin first laid eyes on their wedding venue, they knew they wanted to base their design off of the property’s beautiful landscape and rustic character. The happy couple said, “I do!” beneath river birch trees decorated with a DIY paper carnation backdrop. The party continued into the barn, where more DIY details like table runners made by the Mother of the Groom created an atmosphere of cozy country charm.
Looking back on their big day, Brynn and Austin say to newly-engaged couples: “Enjoy the day and your significant other and don’t let the small things ruin such a big day and moment for you. Just enjoy the company of your husband/wife and if something does go wrong, in the grand scheme of things it won’t matter afterwards. As long as you are married to the love of your life, that’s all that matters.“ We couldn’t agree more!
Photography: Elly’s Photography
Catering, Day-of Coordination, Venue: McGuire’s Millrace Farm
Day-of Coordination: Natalie McGuire Gibbs at McGuire’s Millrace Farm
Hair and Makeup: La Belle Bridal
Floral Design: Amanda with Flowers at McGuire’s Millrace Farm
Entertainment: Cease Fire Productions
Ceremony Music: Mike Helveston
Officiant: Jerome Trupiano
Gown: Demetrios from Anjolique Bridal and Formal
Bridesmaids: Vera Wang at David’s Bridal
Transportation: Murphy Shuttle Service
Groomsmen Shoes: Vans
Grooms Beard Oil: The Husky Heathen Beard Company
Grooms and Groomsmen Socks: Bold Socks
Up the Creek Farms is a dreamy wedding destination tucked away on the east coast of Florida. Ashley and Scott’s wedding captured the rustic spirit of the venue a unique boho twist.
The bride and her maids wore matching crowns of greenery as they prepped for the day in the bridal suite. Ashley met Scott beneath one of the property’s impressive oak trees draped with Spanish moss for their first look. After the outdoor ceremony, guests gathered on the lawn for cocktail hour. Inside the Boathouse barn, gold place settings brought a touch of sparkle to polished farm tables and simple ivory linens. Dessert was an affair in its own right, with a spread of donuts and a sugar-dusted naked cake. Thanks to photographer, Jessi Caparella for sharing these amazing images!
Venue: Up the Creek Farms
Photography: J Photography by Jessi Caparella
Floral Design: Violets In Bloom Florist
Cake: The Best Little Cake House (in Melbourne)
Sweets: Love Bugs Bakery
Groom’s Attire: THE BLACK TUX