• Elegant Navy, Grey and Coral Garden Wedding

    Don’t you just love it when you discover an unexpectedly lovely colour palette?

    Dan and Stacey’s garden wedding in Illinois highlighted the beauty of navy and coral for me.

    It’s elegant but fresh. Classic yet modern.

    Stacey made a gorgeous bride teaming natural make up and a chic chignon with her subtly sparkly, lace Maggie Sottero gown, which she dressed up for the evening with a statement floral sash.

    While Dan wore a silver grey three piece suit, argyll socks and accessorised with a great, big smile!

    I love how Stacey attached charms with photos of grandparents who are no longer with the couple onto her bouquet. What a sweet and sentimental touch.

    Simply Jessie Photography captured their simple, elegant and beautiful day perfectly.

    The Ceremony Readings

    Art of Marriage by Wilfred Arlan Peterson and  The Finest Thing by Unknown

    The Music

    Prelude: Marry Me by Train, Look after you by The Fray, Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles & Everything by Michael Buble

    Processional for Bridal Party: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Bach

    Processional for Bride: Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel

    Unity Song: You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban

    Recessional: I’m Yours by Jason Mraz

    The Flowers

    Bride’s Bouquet: Lush mixed bouquets of florals including roses and stock wrapped in ivory satin ribbon.

    Bridesmaid’s Bouquets: Lush mixed bouquets of florals including roses, stock in shades of coral and pink wrapped in soft pink satin ribbon.

    Centerpieces: Gold julep cups filled with soft assortment of blooms in bride’s and bridesmaids bouquets with a touch of greens.

    Chair Clusters: Small mason jars filled with water and blossoms, tied to chairs with navy satin ribbon.

    The Refreshments

    White Sangria – Dan & Stacey’s Signature Drink

    Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

    Chef’s Seasonal Field Lettuce Served with Select Fruits, Cheeses, Nuts and Dressing

    Spinach & Parmesan Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast, Duchess Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus

    Chocolate and Yellow Cake with Vanilla Custard and Strawberry Filling

    Cookies and Milk

    First Dance Song: You & Me by Dave Matthews Band

    Advice For Other Couples Planning Their Weddings

    Planning is a lot of work. Be prepared so that come your wedding day, there is not a single thing you have to do or worry about.

    Just take it all in and enjoy the special day. It goes by fast!

    The Photography & Videography

    We knew the day would go by in a blink of an eye and it did! It’s amazing to relive the day while looking at our amazing photos and videos. We cherish both so much!!

    Wanna see their wedding trailer? Of course you do. It’s 1.22 minutes of pure loveliness!

    Congratulations Stacey and Dan, I hope you’re loving married life!

    Huge thanks to the super talented and lovely Jessie of Simply Jessie Photography, it’s always a pleasure featuring her work.

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    Photographer: Simply Jessie Photography / Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero – Suzette from The Crystal Bride / Bride’s Shoes: Toms Wedges & Badgley Mischka / Bride’s Accessories: The Crystal Bride / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew Louisa – Silk Chiffon – Newport Navy / Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: J C Penny – Claiborne Men’s Suit Separates Silver Grey / Videography: Sterling Wedding Cinema / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Hitched, Inc. / Hair and Make Up: Appease, Chicago / Ceremony Venue: Hedge Garden at the Morton Arboretum / Reception Venue and Catering: Arrowhead Golf Club / Musicians: Libero String Quartet / DJ: Spinnin Discs / Flowers: Fleur Couture / Cake Baker: Oak Mill Bakery / Invitations & Stationery: DIY
  • Kat Hill


  • Brancoprata

    Such a cute couple… and the flowers… love them so much!!!

  • What a cute couple – and I’m loving the coral!

  • So adorable! 

  • Love garden weddings and the styling is beautiful. Especially love bride’s bouquet.

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  • Pat Braccia Cunningham

    Love your table # cards and gold holders they are placed in. My daughter is getting married and has the same color theme. Beautiful and just what we are looking for. Can you please share where you got these? Thanks so much!


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