We are so elated that one of our recent weddings was featured on Style Me Pretty this morning. I have included the story via our bride and a few photos below, click here to read the whole story on the Style Me Pretty website!
From the Bride… For our wedding, we were going for a rustic, shabby chic feel that would be simple, intimate and fun. The setting, a friend’s private estate perched on 16 acres and a lake, was a dream backdrop to achieve our vision. The venue held particularly special meaning to us as my husband built the home. Combining his handiness and my craftiness, we were able to DIY nearly every decoration, including centerpieces made out of reclaimed barn wood, chalkboard and directional signs, burlap table runners and raffia-wrapped mason jars. We also incorporated many details from my husband’s home country of New Zealand. Our table names were named after New Zealand places we have visited together, we incorporated ferns and monkey tails in the boutonnieres and centerpieces, and New Zealand Pohutukawa trees graced our invitations, welcome bags and programs. Our hard work paid off 1,000%. It couldn’t have been a more perfect or romantic day!
Hope you enjoyed!! Click here to read the whole story on the Style Me Pretty website!
Event Planning: Allie House of Wedding Now / Wedding Photography: Keren Sarai Photography / Second Shooter: Erica Hang / Wedding Venue: The Home of a Friend in Barrington, Illinois / Floral Design: Peggy Garvin of Garvin Gardens / Wedding Cinematography: Mike Hendzel of Hendzel Productions / Catering: Chef By Request / Wedding Cake: By the Dozen Bakery / Wedding Invitations: Be U Brides / Wedding Dress: Watters via A L’Amour / Hair: Desi Perna / Makeup: Rachael Domanus / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff / Men’s Suits: Jos. A. Banks