Historic Elawa Farm Summer Wedding | Chicago Wedding Photographer
Will & Gianna’s story flew by like a flash. Gianna got in touch with me in April, we scheduled their engagement session on the beach in Lake Forest in May, and they tied the knot at the historic and beautiful Elawa Farm on one of the most beautiful summer days in July! Seriously, it was absolutely beautiful; the perfect day for a summer wedding!
When Gianna told me that she was having such a short engagement, I was a little hesitant to be honest. HOW could anyone plan something in only a few months? There was no way that it was going to be the wedding these two deserved, right?? BOY WAS I WRONG! Will & Gianna’s wedding at Elawa Farm was one of the most beautiful, intimate, and FUN weddings I had in 2019! It had so many special elements.
Summer weddings are special, and Will & Gianna embraced the season and their Chicago Wedding Venue with open arms! Everything was connected, from the fresh farm-to-table family style meal from the Green Spoon to the rustic tables capes by Artquest LTD.
Elawa Farm is a special wedding venue in and of itself! It’s a public space, a working farm, and houses some very special guests! It’s not every wedding where the bride gets to kiss a sloth as well as the groom! We also saw a giant tortoise, complete with a flower crown (we swear he was dressed for the wedding, too!)
I’ll never forget just how simply elegant Will & Gianna’s summer wedding at Elawa Farm was. Intimate, understated, rustic, organic, and just all around the perfect day for these two! The joy of the day will be fresh in my mind for years to come!
I just love these wildflower bouquets! They fit in so well for the summer!
Nothing melts my heart more than seeing a mom so happy for her little girl on her wedding day!
Will chose to get ready down the road at the Deer Path Inn! It’s a gorgeous place to relax before the wedding.
Time for a first look!
Couple’s portraits before the ceremony really make your day flow so much more smoothly! Plus, you get some alone time.
I promised a wedding sloth, so here they are. How cute are they?? This is in my top 3 wedding moments of 2019 for sure!
Venue | Elawa Farm
Officiant | Reverent Kathie Bender Schwich
Florist | Artquest Ltd
Cake | Bent Fork Bakery
Quartet | Dream City Strings
Makeup | Jennifer Flynn
Hair | Erin Ahern
Wedding Dress | Nordstrom Wedding Suite
Menswear | Mens Warehouse
Caterer | Green Spoon
Thanks so much for checking out Will & Gianna’s Elawa Farm summer Wedding!