When planning their weddings, most couples look for ways to remain traditional, while also adding unique personal touches along the way. And what could be more intimate and personal than hosting your wedding in the backyard of your childhood home? That is just what Megan and Steve did, making for a wonderfully romantic and elegant evening.
The ladies began the morning getting their hair done at Touché Salon and then returned home for the remainder of the morning. Everyone received makeup services from Flawless Beauty Chicago while relaxing and enjoying lunch and refreshments from The Picnic Basket. Steve and his groomsmen started the day with a round of golf and lunch at Deerfield Golf Club. Marissa Roberts Photography and Amor In Motion arrived to capture each moment and detail.
The ladies looked incredible and Megan stunned her bridesmaids and father in her BHLDN gown. With lush bouquets by Fleur in hand, the ladies departed for St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on the trolley from The Trolley Car and Bus Company.
Megan and Steve’s ceremony was beautiful. Surrounded by their family and friends, they exchanged vows and had the perfect bubble send-off before departing for photos with their wedding party.
The wedding party arrived at Heinz Orchard, an apple orchard just down the road for some gorgeous (and fun!) photos.
Meanwhile, the backyard-turned-event-space looked spectacular with not a detail overlooked. Guests were welcomed through a breathtaking floral archway by Fleur, cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres were served around the pool by Hel’s Kitchen, charming seating areas were provided by Chicago Vintage Weddings, and restrooms were brought in from Event Restroom Rentals.
But the real showstopper was the impressive structure that had been built by Stellar Productions. Inside guests were greeted with more amazing florals by Fleur, including Stellar’s magical wagon wheel chandelier adorned with Fleur’s lush greenery, a beautiful cake from Lovin Oven Cakery, and music by Bluewater Kings Band.
Once seated, guests enjoyed speeches from family and friends, a delicious family style meal from Hel’s Kitchen, photobooth from Shutterbox Photo Entertainment, and a packed dance floor until the very end of the evening thanks to Bluewater Kings Band.
I would be remiss not to include Megan and Steve’s perfectly captured day by Amor In Motion.
Megan and Steve, thank you for welcoming us into your home and allowing us to be part of such a special day. Your wedding will certainly be one we remember always! Congratulations to you both!