This Illinois garden wedding by Pam Cooley Photography is GORGeous with a big, fat capitol G-O-R-G!  I love the new take on a the mismatched bridesmaid attire.  Each lovely lady was draped in beautiful pastel hues that perfectly coordinate with the fun striped straws, the colorful “just married” sign and compliment their beauteous bouquets.  The entire affair was created with loving care by the bride and groom and they filled their perfect day with absolutely fabulous touches.  You can see them all in the full gallery!

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From the Bride…Will and I agree that our wedding day was truly perfect. It was exactly what I had envisioned and worked towards. We chose the Pettengill-Morron House as our venue because we both love and appreciate history and architecture. I truly enjoyed all of the planning and DIY projects I took on and to see them enjoyed by our guests was very satisfying. I am so thankful that Will was very involved and offered his expertise, ideas, and support.

My favorite moment of the wedding was, in essence, all of the little moments strung together: getting ready with my bridesmaids, tapping Will on the shoulder and him turning around for our “first look”, holding my dad’s arm tight and feeling his constant support as we walked out of the house, praying with our parents and pastor, watching our guests enjoying the night, and driving away under a sea of sparklers and shouts of well wishes. Will and I feel very blessed to have friends and family that have loved and supported us all along the way.

Will and I chose to see each other before the ceremony, and honestly, I wouldn’t have been able to wait a second longer! Walking out of the house, with his back to me, waiting for him to turn around and see me, was oh so fun. We soaked in the moment, laughing, and enjoying our time together. Spending time with Will before the ceremony gave me a deep peace and joy that lasted throughout the entire night.

From the Groom… When I saw Lindsay and how beautiful she was, I knew that nothing else mattered..all of the little details, all of the big details, seemed to fade in comparison, and suddenly seemed unimportant. I knew all was perfect.

Wedding Photography: Pam Cooley Photography / Wedding Cinematography: Black Olive Photographics / Floral Design: Garden Gate Floral / Event Design + Planning: The Bride / Location: Pettingill Historical Home / Wedding Invitations: The Bride + Groom / Bride’s Shoes: Pour la Victorie / Wedding Dress: Country Bride