I love all weddings, but fall weddings are always my favorite. And I've got news for you - I've been trying to write shorter blogs, but that isn't happening today. Courtney, the bride, really did an incredible job with her wedding details and colors as well as incorporating sentimental pieces throughout. Her bouquet, from Cypress House in Rochelle, IL, included red, dusty pink, deep purple, and feather details, all wrapped up in her grandmother's handkerchief. After the wedding, the bridal party took pictures down by the marina before heading into the reception at the Rockford Country Club. Inside, the tables included centerpieces with mismatched vases with various types of florals, berries, and succulents that tied in the feathers as well. Did my heart just skip a beat? Table assignments were victorian keys and favors were homemade raspberry jam, tied with lace ribbon. The desert bar included handmade mini pies from Kate's Pie Shop in Rockford, IL in varying flavors, candy, cupcakes from Halo Cupcake, coffee and drinks. It was a perfect day.
Courtney and Eric's wedding took place at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Rochelle, Il, where guests signed a handmade quilt as the guest book and the bride walked down to bagpipes. After the ceremony, the bridal party and immediate family stopped by the cemetery for a quick toast with Courtney's late grandfather and a special bottle of champagne just for the occasion.