Before we even get into how gorgeous this Rockford Art Museum is, can we please just take a moment to swoon over this Bride’s gorgeous BHLDN gown? I am in love. It’s the perfect gown for this seriously stylish affair. With its understated yet elegant vibe all captured beautifully by Ryan Timm Photography, it goes without saying this entire wedding is just beyond. See it all here.
From The Bride…Right away Ryan and I had ideas of what we wanted to achieve for our wedding. We wanted something simple, elegant and romantic. That is where our mind set started as we began to plan our special day. We were engaged at the end of February and planned to be married the August of that same year.
The first thing Ryan and I both knew we wanted for our ceremony was an intimate outdoor location with our closest family and friends. We both love nature and enjoy the serenity it gives. After we found the ceremony and reception locations we began to plan all of the other details.
The dress was the next step, and once I found it I suddenly had a very clear vision of what I wished the day to look like. A day that relayed simple elegance filled with blush pink bows, lace, gold details and beautiful summer hydrangeas. This mantra of “simple elegance” quickly became the theme of our wedding.
Once we had the date and attire, we were flying into high gear finding the perfect arrangement of flatware, linens and flowers. We had such a wonderful time creating a vision together and making it all come to life. I still cannot believe that we were able to have a wedding that relayed so much of our creativity and personality. It was quite a special day for me, I found my best friend and partner whom I can finally call my husband and that was the most beautiful part of the day.
Photography: Ryan Timm Photography | Videography: Parker Nyquist | Ceremony Venue: Anderson Japanese Gardens | Reception Venue: Rockford Art Museum | Catering: Abreo | Hair And Makeup: Mane Expressions By Chris Gill | Band: New Balance | Bridal Gown: BHLDN By Catherine Deane | Bridesmaid Attire: Bella Bridesmaid By Monique Lhuillier | Flower Girl Attire: Nordstrom By Ruby And Bloom | Groom And Groomsmen Clothing: J. Crew