Liz and Joe are simply the sweetest couple ever! I met Liz through her work as a wedding photographer at Coachhouse Pictures and felt so honored when the hired me for their wedding. Their vision for the day was an amazing mix of rustic elegance and DIY glory- I loved every detail. Check out the beautiful work from the talented Allison Williams Photography!


Liz and Joe chose to get married on the grounds of a garden shop, Blumen Gardens, in a small town outside of Chicago. The ceremony took place in a beautiful nook of the property nestled by exposed brick walls and cascading greenery. Liz and Joe added a ceremony backdrop of wooden embroidery rounds with ferns attached that hung from the exposed rafters. The couple stood on a vintage rug while the Groom’s brother officiated the wedding. Guests watched the nuptials from wooden mismatched chairs and the couple’s parents had a VIP spot on vintage plush chairs. This outdoor ceremony couldn’t have been more beautiful!


The reception place was just as lovely with barn-like details and vintage hoosier cabinets. Liz and Joe dressed up the dance floor with hanging vintage books and lacy paper mache lanterns. The centerpieces incorporated a mix of handpainted mason jars and repurposed glass bottles with romantic blooms in shades of orange, peach, ivory, and green. The detail to love is the beautiful muslin table numbers and the table runners with ivory damask detailing.


Liz also handmade the guestbook, favor bags, and all the chalkboard signage. They used those chalkboards for the signature bar menu as well as ceremony information for their guests. The guestbook was a framed 3D heart art piece that guests were encouraged to sign. Their favors were seeds where guests could take some of the garden home with them after the evening.

What a wonderful day! Congrats to Liz and Joe and happy anniversary.





Photographer: Allison Williams Photography

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Blumen Gardens

Hair + Makeup: Dolce Vita Salon

Florist: Becca Blue Flowers

Caterer: Wild Asparagus Catering

Cake: Luscious Layers Bakery

Furniture Rentals: Shadowbox Dreams Vintage Rentals

DJ: Music By Design,