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Scrabble Themed Wedding: Katelyn + Chris

Posted May 9, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Prepared to be wowed with this Scrabble themed wedding! Katelyn and Chris were married last year at the Coyote Creek Golf Course in Burtonsville, IL. One of their coolest wedding details is a giant “just married” sign made of scrabble pieces. They also had a scrabble theme used on the centerpieces, bouquets, and boutonnieres. Their amazing photos were taken by Matthew from Matthew Steed Wilson Photography. Read on to see the photos and learn more…

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - scrabble themed wedding decorations





Downtown Chicago Engagement: Jovanna + Chase

Posted February 21, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Chicago, here we come! This downtown Chicago engagement session was fantastic! Jovanna and Chase had their engagement session this past August. Their photographer, Rebecca from Rebecca Borg Photography, worked with them to create a picture-perfect shoot. See all the photos and find out more after the jump…

Rebecca Borg Photography - Chicago Engagement Session





Snowy Engagement Session: Donieka + John

Posted February 4, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

It’s cold outside, but this snowy engagement session will heat you up! Meet Donieka and John. Their engagement session took place in a snow-filled Illinois landscape. Hugs, kisses, and even a friendly snowball fight were just a few aspects of their day. This couple’s excitement and happiness was photographed by Rachael from Rachael Schirano Photography. Get warm and fuzzy in 3..2..1…

Rachael Schirano Photography - snowy engagement session





Illinois Farm Engagement: Darla + Phil

Posted September 30, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Darla and Phil’s Illinois farm engagement session was full of laughter and love! This happy couple embarked one early morning with their photographer Rachael from Rachael Schirano Photography. With a destination in mind, they descended upon a farm with open fields, grazing cattle, and barns ideal for some amazing engagement photos. They ended their engagement session with some breathtaking photos around a lake and with a little fun in the mud…

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement photography





Contemporary Arts Center Wedding: Josh + Lindsey

Posted May 29, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Josh and Lindsey’s wedding at the Contemporary Arts Center in Peoria, Illinois was wonderful! Their April wedding has many beautiful details which you’re sure to enjoy. Their photographer Rachael from Rachael Schirano Photography has some intimate details about their wedding day for you after the jump…

Rachael Schirano Photography - Contemporary Arts Center Wedding





DIY Chicago Wedding: Christina + Barry

Posted March 6, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

You’re going to love this DIY Chicago wedding! Christina and Barry’s DIY Chicago wedding is full of details and color that will inspire you. More about those details in a minute. Their wedding this past September was held at the Columbus Park Refectory. The location is both elegant and natural that serves as an amazing space for an outdoor wedding. Now about those details: starting with Christina, you’ll find a custom wedding gown, handmade veil, and pretty bouquet. Barry’s penny farthing cufflinks just speak cool as do the groomsmen with sunglasses. An interesting thing you’ll notice is the groom showing off veggies and spices grown by himself that actually made it into the salad. The DIY pops with puffy tissue paper poms under the arbor, detailed place settings with mason jars, vases with fresh cut flowers, rock candy favors, and wooden table numbers. The custom detail that might spark your interest the most is handcrafted sparkler holders for the “sparkler farewell”. Other special details that are sure to catch your eye are the custom wedding cake, candy table, and nifty pins. Their spectacular wedding and all of it’s many details were captured by Luis and Clarissa from I Luv Photo. See their amazing photos and all the DIY after the click…

DIY Chicago Wedding





Illinois Engagement in Libertyville:
Arsine + Topher

Posted December 13, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Hello, hello! To kick off this beautiful Thursday morning, we’re sharing an Illinois engagement with vintage details! Arsine and Topher arrived at their Illinois engagement shoot prepared with two cars full of vintage accessories and props. They met with the talented Kristin LaVoie Photography in Libertyville at Firkin, where Topher proposed to Arsine. To make their shoot memorable, they incorporated hobbies they like to do as a couple: skateboarding, biking, and having a picnic in a scenic grassy knoll. Once they reached the picnic area, they shared cheese, crackers, and wine, while their little pup joined in on the fun. Read on to see this beautiful engagement shoot + get inspired for your very own! Enjoy!

vintage engagement session - kristin lavoie phootgraphy





Anna and Brian's Elmhurst Wedding

Posted July 6, 2010 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Today we’re featuring Anna and Brian’s lovely wedding!  Their wedding day was captured by Ashley Biess Photography, based in Chicago, Illinois.

Ashley tells us,

“The couple tied the knot on April 24, 2010 at the Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst, Illinois (a western suburb of Chicago). Before restoring the mansion to its historical context, it used to be the Elmhurst Public Library where Anna and Brian first met while working together. They had original planned for a destination wedding to Hawaii, but decided to stay closer to home to celebrate their union with friends and family. Instead of traveling to the islands, they decided to bring touches of Hawaii to their wedding. Anna and Brian hired a ukulele player to entertain guests before, during and after the ceremony to set the tone of the wedding. Anna walked down the aisle to the ukulele arrangement of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow“.

During the planning stages, Anna found her colorful, floral wedding shoes and based her wedding color scheme around them. Carousel Flowers of Elmhurst designed Anna’s stunning bouquet of green hydrangeas and blue-purple lilies. I probably could have taken photos of just her bouquet for an hour! Anna pinned a feathery hair accessory that was hand-made by her mother. Brian and Anna decorated the entire mansion with eclectic picture-frames showing off their Chicago engagement photos taken earlier in the winter. They also made a hand-made scrapbook showcasing photos of their relationship leading up to their engagement. Guests were passing the book around all throughout the reception. Small green votive candles were lit along the fireplace mantle and simple white water lily centerpieces were placed at every reception table. Everything from the choice of venue to the decorations, the ceremony and reception were filled with so many personal touches. It was a truly special wedding and I am so happy that I was lucky enough to be a part of it.”

Want to see more happy couples and their amazing wedding photos, check out Ashley’s website here.

All images courtesy of Ashley Biess Photography. All Rights Reserved.








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