Our wedding took place at Elawa Farm in Lake Forest, IL. So much of my inspiration came from the venue itself because it is beautiful, natural, historic and classic. The Gentlemen’s Farm, built in 1917, had the perfect mixture of elegance and countryside charm which helped shaped the relaxed, fun and intimate atmosphere that we were looking for. All these incredible photos are by Dawn E. Roscoe and below is our wedding video by the amazing Charlie Hilbrant Films – I included all our other awesome vendors at the bottom of this post too!
My wedding dress is Monique Lhuillier Bliss (similar here) – I saw many of her dresses in magazines and on Pinterest and thought it was a good place to start. And it was the start and the end as I found this one on day one and was in madly in love.The lace is exactly what I wanted, especially how it is scalloped at the bottom. And the back – I love the dramatic back…the buttons that all the way down could have sold it themselves! I also love these styles here, here and here.