We had the privilege last month of decorating the wedding of
Katie and Drew.
It took place at the gorgeous Acquaviva Winery in Maple Park, Illinois,
just west of St. Charles. Katie is a vibrant and energetic personality
with a never-ending smile. She knew exactly what she wanted
down to the last detail and I just loved working with her!
The ceremony took place across the street from the winery at the
owners estate, surrounded by beautiful vineyards.
Taking in the scenery made you forget you were in Illinois!
Kate is a city girl, and wanted to incorporate her urban style
along with vintage elements.
The colors were plum, dark teal, charcoal gray and black with
loads of burlap, tulle, wine bottles, silver, baby’s breath
and touches of lace and rhinestones.
It was elegance-meets-bling-meets-vintage at it’s best!
Kate had these amazing structured fabric flowers created by
We incorporated these throughout the ceremony and reception,
along with fabric boutonnieres, wrist corsages, Kate’s headpiece, and
centerpieces in vintage silver created at our studio.
The mix of styles worked out perfect!
We also set up a great vintage lounge and
beverage station where everyone could relax and mingle before and after
the ceremony. It turned out to be a great hit…
The theme continued over to the reception with the centerpieces
incorporating burlap, vintage silver, decorated wine bottles,
wine boxes and fabulous silver candelabras. Lots of votives wrapped
in burlap, lace, twine and vintage buttons added to display.
I’m very grateful for the generosity of the fabulous photographer
He very kindly supplied me with most of the images
that you see here. Be sure to check out his blog for more
of his work here!
Thank you Anthony!
And thank you Kate and Drew for allowing us to help make your day special!