When Heather and Chris first contacted us about their plans for a rustic chic farm wedding in the Galena area, little did we realize that the wedding was to take place on HER family farm! Heather’s family spent over a year preparing for this day. They cleared fields, planted trees, cleaned barns, painted, and did so many other little things to create the perfect day for Heather and Chris!
To say this was one of our favorite days would be an understatement. Not only was it incredible because Heather and Chris are incredible people, it was incredible because thought was put into every single detail throughout the day. There were personal touches in every corner and you could physically feel the love and joy everywhere you went. Heather’s aunt crafted wooden frames for each guest out of wood from the property. Her dad built and painted wooden tables for the day. Chris’ parents officiated the ceremony together. Their neighbors brought draft horses with a wagon to transport guests so that they didn’t have to walk. Heather’s mom and aunt created the appetizers for the cocktail hour. And several family members helped pull together the details of the reception. Not only that, when the skies opened up and POURED on us during their outdoor cocktail hour, Heather’s brother didn’t even hesitate to help get the food and booze into the tent even though he was sopping wet afterward. It was a day we’ll not soon forget for so many wonderful reasons and we are thrilled we could be part of it. We hope you love it as much as we did!
Shout out to all the awesome people that helped pull this day together!!!
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Parent’s Family Farm / Wedding Coordinator: Brandi with I Do Bridal, Galena IL / Photography: UnPosed Photography, Galena IL / Florist: HandPick’d Florist, East Dubuque and Piggly Wiggly, Galena IL / Hair & Makeup: Studio One Spa and Salon, Galena IL /Bridal Gown: Designer Sottero & Midgley purchased at Schaffer’s Bridal, Scottsdale AZ / Bridesmaids Attire: Jenny Yoo, Chicago IL / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Allure Men rented from I Do Bridal, Galena IL / Ceremony Music: Raspberry Lemonade String Quartet, Dubuque IA / Entertainment: Steve with Gilded Chicago, Chicago IL / Catering: Eickman’s, Seward IL / Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas, Online / Cake: Sunn Flower Gourmet, DeKalb IL / Tent: Blue Peak Tents, Chicago IL / Favors: Homemade Wild Raspberry Jelly made by the mother of the bride