This wedding is quite a treat for us to share with you. Leslie is my cousin, so aside from the obviously gorgeous images from Heidi Geldhauser, this wedding was extra special to work on. I finally got to share the gorgeous, vast cornfields of Illinois I talk so fondly about with Amy, Meredith, Heidi, and Christian. It really was so special, and I’m thankful to have all of these awesome people I get to work with and call friends.
Leslie + Lloyd got married on Leslie’s family farm in rural Illinois in true Americana style on Fourth of July weekend. A combination of flowers shipped in (like the pretty peonies and ranunculus) mixed with local wildflowers picked on and around the farm created an effortless, yet elegant feel. Amy’s chuppah was gorgeous, located where two of the cornfields meet behind the house. Guests enjoyed the Jewish/Christian ceremony seated on haybales circling around the couple. Oh, and I should mention that my cousin Reed drove Leslie to the aisle in an antique Model T that he and my late uncle restored together. We arrived to the farm to a treasure trove of antique vessels my aunt has collected over the years, which we used for most of the reception flowers. All of the tables were covered in an assortment of her pretty vintage linens and china pieces. Tons of handmade details (a handpainted flag, papercut table numbers and matching escort cards, wood road signs…), and a big thanks to our intern Meredith for all of her help getting it all done. We battled tons of bugs and crazy heat, but in the end you would be none the wiser when seeing these gorgeous images Heidi took. The story begins with a “fun on the farm day,” complete with pig races (so cute!), a petting zoo, skeet shooting… you name it. And ends with a big grand fireworks finale. Hope you enjoy!