A lot of the inspiration for Taylor and Tom’s day came from flowers. Taylor fell in love with a thistle bouquet and this inspired the palette of her bridesmaids dresses, and the rest of the colors for the reception as well. They knew exactly the location they wanted to have their reception as well, and snagged the last date of the year before four other brides who inquired about the same date within hours of their booking it. Taylor says they felt like it was meant to be. They wanted everything to be open, and light, with a little bit of a vintage twist. Thanks so much to Taylor for sharing all the details of the day, and to Corlis Gray for the lovely images.
Who, What, Where ~ Reception and Ceremony: Danada House. Photos: Corlis Gray Photography. Flowers: All Flowers by Marisa. Cupcakes: Foiled Cupcakes. Caterer: My Chef-Dominic. Dress: Crystal Bride in Geneva. Accessories: The Wedding Etc. Suit: Jos A. Bank. Bridesmaids: J. Crew
From the bride…
My husband, Tom, and I have known each other since high school but did not really start hanging out until after college. I asked him out on our first date on New Year’s Eve to go the Bears vs. Packers game at Soldier Field and we have been together ever since! He proposed in our house the day after Christmas and it was very sweet and perfect.
One great special touch was our florist allowed my mom to provide the flowers from her garden to the arch that we were married under. So in the months leading up to the wedding she had green and white hydrangeas drying all over the house to adorn the arch with. It was very cool. She also collected vintage blue Ball jars to use as the centerpiece vases for all 23 tables. It took almost all summer for her to collect them all!
My favorite part of the day besides our amazing cupcakes was the beginning and the little snapshot moments I have from throughout the day! Like when my husband tried to cut the cake and totally butchered it! Nobody saw it but us, and I still laugh at him about it! I also loved our ceremony; it was so “us” and it had so many little great moments between the two of us and friends and family that I will never forget.