Prepare to be enchanted by this gorgeous garden-chic affair at the Chicago Botanic Garden, captured by the talented Melissa Martens of Fig Weddings. We love the playful preppy touches sprinkled throughout the celebration. Keeping with family tradition, the bride wore an exquisite Italian veil passed down from her grandmother. Her family also created the beautiful centerpieces and wreath. The navy, green and white dècor was simple and sophisticated, and showcased the breathtaking setting.
Looking for a natural, inspiring setting for your upcoming wedding? Consider the Chicago Botanic Garden with event sites nestled amid glorious gardens, peaceful lakes and native woodlands.
From the Bride: I wore the veil that my mom and aunts wore. It was purchased in Italy many years ago by my grandmother. I also wore a gold pin that was attached to my flowers. The pin has been worn by every woman on my husband’s side on their wedding day starting with his great grandmother.
My mom and her friends made all the flower arrangements and wreaths that decorated the dinner tables and church. My sisters and I created our candy bar.
We loved having all our closest friends and family in one place. It was very relaxed and fun, yet classic and elegant at the same time. Melissa and Eric from Fig Weddings were great. We also really enjoyed working with Michael from UpBeat Music.
Photography: Melissa Martens of Fig Weddings / Ceremony Venue: Christ Church (Winnetka, Illinois) / Reception Venue: Chicago Botanic Garden / Bride’s Dress: Tara Keely / Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Groom’s Attire: Brooks Brothers / Groom’s Tie: Collared Greens / Invitations: Mite Printing (Glencoe, Illinois) / Cake: Deerfields Bakery / Caterer: Culinary Landscapes / Music: Upbeat Music Productions