Abbington Distinctive Banquets Wedding by Ashley Biess Photography
September 26, 2011
Rustic Weddings

What is pink, sweet and chic all over?  That would have to be this adorable Chicago celebration by Ashley Biess Photography.  It is just jam-packed with cute and classic details, romantic, feminine flair and some super fun DIY projects.  Everything that could possibly be oh-so right about a elegant barn-meets-ballroom bash.  See all the lovely little details in the full gallery!

Batavia Wedding I

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Batavia Wedding VII

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From the Bride...Our intimate, Midwest wedding was planned over the course of our two-year engagement. We kept things simple, yet elegant while staying true to our laid back personalities through unique details. We opted for non-traditional music during the ceremony, therefore a string trio performed current tunes such as "Yellow" by Coldplay and  "Come Away with Me" by Norah Jones. Our grand exit was accompanied to the tune of "All You Need is Love" by the Beatles. Ribbon wands were used in lieu of traditional rice or bubbles for the grand exit from the church.

Personalized cootie catchers were placed on each table at the reception hall and revealed fun facts about us, entertaining guests before the party began. Guests were prompted to take goofy photos/videos from disposable cameras and flip camcorders by following the I Spy set of instructions. Slipper socks were provided to keep guests comfortable out on the dance floor. Instead of a guestbook, our wedding guests provided us with wisdom and advice on a large, canvas frame that has been since been hung in our bedroom. My favorite flowers, orchids, were used in all of the floral arrangements and as cake decorations. Our wedding colors were dusty rose and charcoal grey.

Our beautiful pictures were taken at Peck Farm Park in Geneva, IL which is my hometown. The day was a dream and we couldn't have been happier!

Wedding Photography: Ashley Biess Photography / Wedding Cinematography: Studio One Naperville / Flowers: Town and Country Gardens / Wedding Planning: The Bride and Mother of the Bride / Ceremony Location: Batavia Covenant Church / Reception Location: Abbington Distinctive Banquets / Invitations: / Bride's Shoes: J.Crew / Wedding Dress: Adele Wechsler / Bridesmaid Dresses: After Six / Tuxedos: Formally Modern Tuxedo / Bridal Jewelry: Susan G. Allen / Bridesmaid Bracelets: The Wedding Etc. / Make-up + Hair Services: One Bridal Company / Wedding Cake: La Petite Sweet