Marry Me in the Garden

Fall is going to be in Chicago before you know it - it’s true that we are a little sad about it but when you have a fall wedding like this one we can easily change our mind! We are swooning over this styled shoot that encompasses everything you want for a fall wedding: Earth tones (because they are actually in a garden!), hundreds of candles, signature drinks AND a donut wall. Get inspired below!

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Written by Sarah of Inspired Eye Photography:

Earthy, vintage with a hint of glam. And so began the search for a venue. Something off the beaten Chicago wedding path with nooks and crannies that would provide plenty of opportunities to be creative. Blumen Gardens was just that place. Built in 1829 and currently home to a husband and wife team that have renovated and reinvigorated the space over the last 25 years to support their retail garden space, landscaping business and event venue. Earthy and vintage.

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Now for the hint of glam…

Sticking with an incredible fall color palette of navy, gold, cream and burgundy, our creative team got to work on identifying details and designs that would inspire future couples. Our love for all things handcrafted, contrasting textures, warm colors and greenery stimulated our vision and ultimately lead us to all of our talented vendors.

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Our bride adorn in a uniquely designed open back gown with perfect floral details to fit a fall garden scene was complemented by a pop of coral lipstick, shimmering rose gold glow, a romantic braided updo, hand designed shaved diamond earring and an estate ring designed with a green amethyst stone and gold to stretch what can be considered as a wedding ring. The details of the bride’s look were to convey an earthy and effortless beauty by highlighting all her distinctive features.

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Our groom styled in a navy suit, handmade burgundy leather suspenders and a floral inspired bow tie and pocket square with a mood ring wedding band, that was the perfect match for our bride. The earthy, vintage touches were threaded throughout the wardrobe, hand water painted stationary, stunning table design and venue.

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The florals selected not only fully supported our color palette but also added meaning to the design. Ginger and orchids are a symbol of strength, love and beauty, while the amaranthus is considered a symbol of immortality as its Greek name means “unfading”.

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Let their love be strong, beautiful and unfading. Marry me in the Garden.

Vendors:
Photographer: Inspired Eye Photography
Venue: Blumen Gardens
Florals: Stemming From Love
Hair/Makeup: Sophia Bella Bridal
Wedding Dress Designer/Store: Edith-Elan
Groom Attire: LT Outpost
Engagement Ring: Stella Blue Design
Paper Goods: Paper Love Club
Rentals: Key To Your Heart
Model: Kendall McMahon
Model: Lewie Oehler