Before I even get into how much I love this wedding (and oh, I love this wedding), I just have to say – I love this Bride. Like, adore her. Because anyone that dressed up as a Bride for Halloween at the wee age of five, is a girl after my own heart. So it’s no surprise the wedding she has been excited for since she was a little one turned out absolutely stunning, and thanks to the gorgeous images from Ashley Biess Photography, we get to share in all the giddiness right here.

 

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Settings
Museum

From the Bride…Just like many others, I have been dreaming of this day since I was a little girl – literally – I was a bride for Halloween at 5 years old! So, when my now-husband proposed to me, I couldn’t wait to begin planning. Our inspiration behind the overall style of the wedding was a combination of vintage, shabby chic and rustic elements, focusing on pinks, creams, and whites as our colors. We wanted it to be casual, but pretty at the same time. We also incorporated a lot of DIY projects into this day, which I absolutely loved.

My favorite moment of the evening was standing at the front of the aisle with my (handsome) groom, surrounded by the people we love most in this world. Looking out at them truly made me feel so blessed! And of course, my second favorite moment had to be the mini hot dogs, French fries, and milkshakes brought out as late night snacks!

My advice to brides is to not doubt yourselves! There were so many times I would become incredibly frantic (sorry Mike!) because I was afraid my ideas we not going to come together as nicely as I planned in my head. On the day of our wedding, after walking into the venue, I couldn’t believe I ever questioned myself. Everything turned out more beautifully than I could have imagined and if I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing!

Photography: Ashley Biess Photography | Florist: Flowers by Color | Cupcakes: Sweet Mandy B’s | Ceremony Venue: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum | Reception Venue: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum | Shoes: Windsor | Catering: Limelight Catering | DJ: Monastero Entertainment | Ties: Tie Obsessed | Decor: re:find Joy | Men Attire: Formally Modern Tuxedo | Wedding Dress Designer: Jim Hjelm | Wedding Dress Store: Volle’s Bridal

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