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Meredith + Nathan: Intimate Vintage Illinois Lodge Wedding by Rachael Osborn Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Rachael Osborn Photography; ReceptionVenue: Starved Rock Lodge; Planner: Something Borrowed, Something Blue; Gown: Mori Lee from Victoria’s Bridal; Hair: Shayla; Makeup: Brandi Paap of Bridal Brigade; Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse; Flowers: Hy-Vee and Sam’s Club; Invitations: Like a Cup of Tea, Mason Jar Design from Wedding Chicks; Jewelry: Gordon’s Jewelers; Shoes: Macy’s; Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew; Cake: Kelsey’s Kakes 

Meredith and Nate were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Peru, Ill., followed by a reception at Starved Rock Lodge in Utica, Ill. on June 29. Meredith looked stunning in an all-lace mermaid silhouette gown with cap sleeves, keyhole back, and a handmade sash. She wore her hair in an updo and carried a classic bouquet of white garden roses, peonies, hydrangea, ranunculus, and dusty miller. Her ‘maids donned light blue chiffon dresses with various necklines. The groom looked dapper in a dark suit with a light blue striped neck tie and a boutonniere made by the bride. “We had a lot of fun putting together a wedding that would be meaningful to us and to our guests,” Meredith said of the planning process. The pair exchanged vows in front of 85 family members and friends in a traditional church ceremony. A reception followed at Starved Rock Lodge, where the couple went on one of their first dates. “We wanted a small, intimate venue and wedding,” Meredith said of their choice. The reception decor featured a vintage mailbox adorned with burlap bunting for cards, a large framed photo of the couple for guests to sign, blue mason jars which were the inspiration for the color scheme. “We loved this blue/green color and the vintage charm,” Meredith said. Guests looked to the handwritten chalkboard to find their seats at tables with white linens and mercury glass votives, white flowers, and wood slice accents. Guests danced the night away and posed for pictures in the photo booth. They indulged in a monogrammed two-tiered cake adorned with a mint banner cake topper and received chocolate-covered rock favors. Meredith and Nate did their best to keep perspective throughout wedding planning. “Above all, we always tried to remember that all that mattered were the vows we made to each other to commit the rest of our lives to one another and to let God be at the center of our marriage,” Meredith said. See the full board here.

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Briana + Dan: A Simple Blue Spring South Dakota Lodge Wedding By Cadey Reisner Weddings
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Photos: Cadey Reisner WeddingsVenue: State Game LodgeDress Designer: Maggie Sottero from Sanda RoseShoes: TomsGroom and Groomsmen Attire: Tip Top TuxBridesmaid Dresses: TevolioHair Stylist: Allison Stemper; Makeup Artist: Kelli VanVuuren; Floral Designer: Anna Lynne Claire; Officiant: Rick Pridey; Ceremony Musicians: Aubrey Bohl and Aaron and Kelli VanVuuren

Briana and Dan were married at State Park Lodge in Custer, S.D. on May 31. “Neither Dan nor I were ever picky about decorations or the look we were hoping to capture,” Briana said. “We wanted everything about the day to focus on our commitment and love for God.” The bride wore a lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with an illusion neckline, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls and a pair of “something blue” wedges, while the groom wore a light gray three-piece suit, accessorized with a solid white tie. Bridesmaids wore short gray taffeta dresses in various necklines and carried bouquets of calla lilies. “We had a dark, rainy day before the wedding and another dark rainy day after the wedding,” she said. “But as my groom promised for months, our day was 70 and sunny.” Guests were greeted with a chalkboard sign, which served double duty as the the program. During the ceremony, the couple performed a foot washing. A towel was customized with “And the two shall become one.” The newlyweds’ best advice? “Enjoy your months of hard work and celebrate what you have created together with your love,” she said. “If you are anxious or worried, everyone around you will be as well. Take a deep breathe, relax, and others around you will pick up on your calmness too.” Dinner and dancing was held underneath a pavilion. “Although the lace and pearls were beautiful, they were the perfect balance of casual and romantic, allowing nature to the the main decoration,” Briana said. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces, and nephews got first priority seating. “We chose an acoustic version of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Lego,'” she said. See the full board here.

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