Stylish, romantic, and oh-so-beautiful, Brady and Paige’s wedding is filled with effortless elegance. The Creative Planners brought the bride’s Serena and Lily inspired vision to life in a palette of French blue and white. Floral design by Avant Gardenia is endlessly romantic, just take one look at the greenery-laden lanterns suspended over the dance floor! Every beautiful detail was artfully captured in the imagery by Olivia Leigh Photographie, see the full day unfold in the full gallery.
From Olivia Leigh Photographie… I wanted to submit a beautiful tent wedding in the north shore of Chicago. This couple was so gorgeous and kind, and they held the most beautiful wedding, with a ceremony at the same church her parents had been married in decades prior, followed by a tent reception at the family club. When my second photographer walked in, she said it looked just like Serena & Lily, and we later found out that was one of the bride’s style inspirations! She totally nailed it and it looked so gorgeous with beautiful shades of French blue and white. Additionally, she looked incredibly chic in a relaxed spaghetti strap dress and her hair down.
From the bride… After a united decision to change our wedding date from 2020 to 2021, the ideas started to grow and evolve. The main inspiration for our wedding was a “Last Summer Bash” since our wedding was the Saturday before Fall 2021 began. It was important to us to include our families in the wedding along with childhood and lifelong friends. There were so many small details about the day we incorporated intentionally. To name a couple, the church Brady and Paige were wed, Deerfield First Presbyterian, was also where Paige’s parents were married almost 34 years ago. Paige’s bouquet was created to look like her mother’s as well. The invitations were watercolor and included in the design was the location where Brady proposed to Paige back in 2019.
We wanted our reception space to be chic, classic, airy, and timeless. We created our “calling card” board and each keychain by hand, together, in our kitchen. It took months to complete but it was so worth it to see it come together. We also wanted to represent our beloved pup, Ivy, by hanging different types of ivy greens from the lanterns and incorporating them in the arrangements on the table. The entire day was what we had always dreamed of. We experienced a small piece of heaven that day, surrounded by our most cherished family and friends.
Photography: Olivia Leigh Photographie | Floral Design: Avant Gardenia | Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo | Cake: Bent Fork Bakery | Invitations: Painted by Pippa | Reception Venue: The Knollwood Club | Shoes: Loeffler Randall | Rings: New York Jewelers | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy Collection (in Amethyst); Purchased From | Makeup: Shannon O'Brien MUA | Hair: Bianca Sansosti Artistry | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Tent: Blue Peak Tents | Bar & Band Front: Northern Decor | Lighting & Draping: MDM Entertainment | Linens: Nuage Designs | Music: Ron Bedal Orchestra | Planning: Stephanie Cook - The Creative Planners