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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