Posts Tagged ‘Maggie Fortson Photography’

May
14
Carly + Greg: A Rustic Neutral Fall Illinois Farm Wedding By Maggie Fortson Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

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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Apr
21
Abi + Tim: A Rustic Teal and Pink Spring Illinois Backyard Wedding By Maggie Fortson Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos:  Maggie Fortson PhotographyEvent Planner: Lashawn Wainwright; Dress Store: Wedding BellesHair and Makeup Artist: Tiffany BuryGroom’s Attire:  Macy’sGroomsmen’s Attire: Carson’sFloral Designer: Wanda Clausen Florals; Bridesmaid Dresses: TargetOfficiant: Pastor Tom May; Rentals: Blue PeakFavors: Steve Elsik

Abi and Tim first met when they were 14 years old, but didn’t start dating until college. They dated for four years before getting engaged, and six months later, they were married in the bride’s parent’s backyard. “I have always had a love for nature and being outdoors,” Abi said. “I knew that I wanted an outdoor wedding and to bring a very natural feel to it, which meant walking in the grass and having wood incorporated as much as possible.” The bride wore a satin sweetheart a-line wedding gown, accessorized with a loose, curly sideswept updo, while the groom wore a gray three-piece suit. Bridesmaids wore turquoise dresses with illusion necklines and carried hydrangea bouquets. “I’m an artistic person; so I made wedding signs out of wood I stained and stenciled myself,” she said. The ceremony aisle was lined with tree stumps and the backdrop was a panel of white curtains. “While Tim and I were taking photos at a nearby forest preserve, we had set up games such as bags, giant jenga, badminton, and croquet so that guests were able to enjoy themselves before dinner,” Abi said. The reception was held inside a tent, decorated with mason jar centerpieces atop wood slices cut by Abi’s father, small wedding cakes and favor boxes filled with fudge at each table. “After dinner my husband played a song live that he had written and played after we got engaged,” she said. How romantic! See the full board here.

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