These two high school sweethearts, Abby and Blake, met in homeroom and never looked back. After Blake popped the question in the most memorable way (he had her stop a watch to remember the moment forever before dropping to one knee), they hired Naturally Yours Events to start the planning process. They knew they wanted a classic color palette with blush, ivory, and gold and we filled in the rest. Scroll through their beautiful wedding at The Lakewood to see touches of personality, romance, and fun! These photos were captured by the amazing Amanda Megan Miller photography.
The two officially tied the knot at Assumption Catholic Church, including a Filipino tradition of wrapping the couple’s shoulders with a decorative silk cord as a sign of everlasting fidelity.
The couple opted for an eco-friendly favor of potted succulents for each guest. They also doubled as their escort cards and meal indicators!
Gobo lights from AEG were used to project imagery of forrest trees to bring a bit of the outside in and expand the natural feel.
There were three styles of centerpieces- gold compotes filled with seasonal floral and surrounded by gold votives, a glass lantern filled with a candle trio, complimented with a bud vase overflowing with ivory and blush blooms, and a bundle of varying height candles with greenery. All floral decor is provided by the amazing Jori with Fab Flora.
The couple’s personalities and travels were brought in through the details. We customized the table “numbers” to show places the couple has visited together with a snapshot of each location. It gave the guests fun facts to read and discuss during dinner.
Cake cake cake! This classy showstopper was a creation of Bittersweet bakery. Their European style sweet treats are simply amazing!
Congratulations Abby & Blake! Cheers to all the years to come of healthy and happiness.
All Vendors Involved:
Photography- Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Church- Assumption Catholic Church
Venue- The Lakewood
Caterer- Paramount Events
Video- Charlie Hilbrant Films
Flowers- Fab Flora
DJ- Cage & Aquarium
Lighting- Atmosphere Event Group
Photo Booth- Magbooth
Hair & Makeup- Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists
Transportation- M&M Limousine & Bus
Rentals- Chicago Vintage Weddings
Interpreting- AG Interpreting