#HashtagThis. Because this is the kind of couple that has a wicked sense of humor, throws a Pinterest-worthy party, AND that has the kinds of friends and family that will share selfies for a millennial wedding video to remember for a lifetime. (Watch it, it’s amazing.)
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk wedding details!
The rustic romance of Alisa and Joey’s wedding at Blumen Gardens in Sycamore, Illinois charmed the socks off their guests. As a Chicago bred photographer who has shot my share of urban city weddings, I really enjoyed going off the beaten path! This unique event venue is housed inside a renovated factory that today serves as a landscaping company and garden gift shop! Naturally, the space comes complete with blooming beauties and exposed brick walls – just the perfect backdrop for a rustic wedding!
In addition to doing a first look in an intimate spot of the outdoor courtyard, the couple also took portraits together before the ceremony amidst artfully strewn broken down doors and rusted wrought iron trellises. Joey was in tears when he saw his bride for the first time – and how could he not be blown away? Alisa was stunning in a floaty chiffon number with just the slightest hint of pale pink beading on the sleeves by Hayley Paige.
Lovely details at the reception included birch-and-burlap accents, mason jars-turned votive holders, no-fuss table blooms, and twinkling lights. To complement the rustic venue space, Alisa opted to infuse her palette with soft colors primarily using pale pink and ivory flowers in pairings that felt romantic and slightly overgrown. Assorted greenery in simple single-bud vases tied in the venue’s beautiful foliage.
Scroll through to get an insider’s glimpse of this seriously stylish, intimate wedding that feels as comfortable as if it were in someone’s home – a home straight out of House Beautiful, of course! Enjoy!
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Alisa and Joey’s Wedding Guide ::
Venue, Blumen Gardens // Bride’s Attire, Hayley Paige gown, Betsey Johnson shoes // Bride’s Hair, Ginger Damato // Bride’s Makeup, Wendy City Faces // Groom’s Attire, Formally Modern Tuxedo // Bridesmaids’ Dresses, J. Crew // Event Designer, Tassie Tagarelli of Instincts Design Studio // Florist, Tassie Tagarelli of Instincts Design Studio // Cake, The Baking Institute // Caterer, Nat’s on Maple // Music, Music by Design // Videographer, White Wedding Cinema // Officiant, Service Ministries
p.s. in case you missed clicking the above link to the couple’s surprise wedding video for their guests, press play below!