Carly + Greg: A Rustic Neutral Fall Illinois Farm Wedding By Maggie Fortson Photography
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Photos: Maggie Fortson PhotographyVenue: Orchard Ridge FarmsDress Store: Wedding Belles Ltd.Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell from Nordstrom; Makeup Artist: Nancy JacksonFloral Designer: Pam Klein; Shoes: TOMSOfficiant: Jerry Root; Ceremony Musician: Judah & The LionReception Musician: Greg Guerin; Cake: Sugarjones

Carly and Greg were married at Orchard Ridge Farms in Rockton, Ill. on October 21. “I always knew that I wanted to get married outside in the fall,” Carly said. “I saw a picture of Orchard Ridge Farms before Greg and I were even engaged and couldn’t get it out of my head.” The bride wore a sweetheart lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with her hair down in loose curls, while the groom wore a tan suit, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids wore matching neutral lace dresses and carried bouquets of baby’s breath. “I wanted our wedding to have a laid back feel, yet one that was personal to us and represented us,” she said. Since Carly was an art major in college, she decided to use her talents to create much of the decor. The ceremony programs were printed on paper bags, which held petals for guests to toss during the recessional. “We wrote our own vows which was one of my favorite parts and something I will never forget saying to one another,” Carly said. Believe it or not, but the week before the wedding it snowed! The day of the wedding though, the skies were clear, and the sun was out. Perfect for their 400 attendees, who drove nearly 2 hours for their Sunday soiree. The favors? Handmade ceramic bowls. See the full board here.

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