LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve Wedding Photo Shoot by Kristin La Voie Photography
April 4, 2012

Rustic and romance go hand and hand like peanut butter and jelly.  This team of talented wedding vendors, headed by the phenomenal Kristin La Voie Photography, showcased this ultimate pairing in the prettiest of ways from the lovely lace invitations right down to the hand-stamped, silverware pockets.  There are so many elegant details sure to inspire your own barn chic bash!  See it all in the full gallery!

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From Kristin of Kristin La Voie Photography... I was inspired to create a rustic, elegant shoot, infused with beautifully handcrafted details down to the silverware pockets. It was important to me to use all small businesses to showcase their talents, which many couples may not think of while planning their big affair. The tiniest details can really make a wedding that much more spectacular, like the custom ring pillow that can be used as a Christmas ornament long after the wedding or the intricate invitations with beading and details never before seen. These little things all come together to create an original and awe-inspiring event to really showcase each couple's uniqueness.

Having taken place Valentine's Day weekend on an extremely windy and chilly day, my hope was to document the idea of an intimate outdoor reception that could take place at a family farm, forest preserve or backyard. Many times, couples struggle in thinking of new, fresh ideas to make their wedding their own when really they don't need to look very far. A great location may be just outside their window. As an added bonus, by supporting these small businesses, couples could certainly expect to not only get a great deal, but also completely customize everything to tell their own personal story.

Photography, Styling + Coordination: Kristin La Voie Photography / Venue: LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles, Illinois / Floral Design: FlowersFlowers / Wedding Cake: Dazzling Delights / Cookies + Cupcakes: Over the Top Cupcakes and Sweets / Invitation, Menu, Place Card + Table Card: TamTam Design / Bride & Groom Signs, Coasters, Cake Topper, Table Sign Holder + Chalkboard: This Fine Day / Banner, Silverware Pockets + Ring Pillow: Blue Pearls / Guest Book: O Romeo Bridal / Wedding Dress: David's Bridal "Michelangelo" / Garter Set + Bracelet: The Chica Boutique / Hair Piece: Mad Props / Hair: Dee C. Kae Hair Artistry / Makeup: Vanessa's Art of Beauty / Suit: Express / Bow Tie: Tux and Tulle