Whenever we see very colorful bouquets, lots of lace, and fields of green, we think back to this vibrant and rustic wedding at Emerson Creek Pottery + Tea Room.
Lets start with the morning. Keri wanted to be in a comfortable setting while getting ready for the long day. Being in her parent’s house was the perfect choice, especially being that it was half way between the ceremony location and the reception location. Keri gifted all of her six bridesmaids with a personalized tote to carry around their possessions with on the wedding day. She also put a few essential items, like water bottles, lip stick, etc., in each bag. Keri was able to tie in her rustic-themed wedding with her bouquets by wrapping them in burlap and lace. The lace closely resembled the lace detail work on the back of her dress.
Next stop – the chapel! Keri and Aaron tied the knot at Century Memorial Chapel, which is located inside Naper Settlement in Naperville, IL. The atheistic of the chapel is beautiful, with very high ceilings constructed of long poles of wood. Then for pictures afterword, the bridal party went around Naper Settlement for a few quick rustic shots.
On to the reception! Keri and Aaron made it to Emerson Creek first, so they could have some more photo opportunities. This wedding was in the late July, so all the grass was healthy and high. During off season, there is nothing like this beautiful background to take photos in front of.
The bride and groom were as sweet as could be. You can tell just by looking at their genuine love for each other, and the ones that surrounded them on their wedding day.
Keri and Aaron did their fair share of DIY touches. Here are just a few:
- The colorful fabric banner that stretched across the front entrance
- The matching colorful triangle banner that said welcome on the front fence
- The chalk board sign that said “With heartfelt delight we welcome you to ‘The Best Day Ever’ – Aaron & Keri, July 25th”
- Place cards made of cardboard, safety pinned to rope
- They brought their grandmother’s antique lace overlay to put on top of their burlap linen for their sweet heart table
- They made “Mr. and Mrs.” sign for the front of their table as well
- Keri made her Nothing Bundt Cake topper, which actually matched the welcome sign in the front!
So many personal touches to this wedding that we will never forget. Follow our blog for more inspiring weddings to come!
– The Effortless Events Team