real wedding :: a blush and navy wedding on the lake shore

Meet Elizabeth and Justin, AKA our fabulous May 2012 bride and groom. These two are about the cutest, sweetest couple I’ve ever met. Any one who brings ME a glass of orange juice to our meetings (I don’t drink coffee) is pretty super in my book! Elizabeth is a pediatrician in training, in Chicago so she was one busy bride-to-be, and we had the pleasure of coming on board to help plan and design their lovely May wedding in St. Joseph. Their must haves included an elegant, romantic, but non-stuffy affair that was fun & personal. A lovely color palette of navy and blush pink was featured, with lush florals in shades of pink and white. I just love the texture of the crinkle taffeta navy linens on the guest tables…they softened up the dense navy color and added some beautiful shimmer and dimension to the table tops!

I loved getting to know this couple, and when I heard that they had spent the majority of their relationship travelling 100’s and 1000s of miles to see each other, I knew we had to celebrate the end of their commuting relationship! So in lieu of a guest book, we had a custom hand-drawn map made, that highlighted all of the places they had lived, and travelled to see each other, with a key that explained the meaning of each location to guests. Guest signed and left messages, and it’s an awesome keepsake for Liz+Justin to showcase in their home together!

Elizabeth & Justin, thank you again for letting us be part of your special day—we had so much planning with you (and drinking Orange Juice with you) and we wish you many, many more happy days! Lovely photographs are courtesy of the fabulous Leda at LVL Photography! One more, just because I can’t help myself…

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