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Aug
28
A Backyard Beauty in Geneva by Harrison Studio
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Reading Rebecca and Jordan’s how we met story has been the absolute highlight of my day.   You know, the couple really tells it best, so you can read their full recount below (it’s soooo romantic)  but the brief version is that they met in their early college days and spent years as friends.  After college, Rebecca took a job in Germany, while Jordan was working in Milwaukee.  They casually corresponded from afar, and would meet up over the Christmas holiday each year when Rebecca returned from Europe.  One Christmas season, Jordan asked Rebecca on a real date… and later in the week told her that he had inquired about a position near to where she was living in Germany.  Yup, he risked it all to be with her (swoon)!  But that’s all I’ll say… head on down to the bottom for more sweet romance… and in the meantime revel in their beautiful backyard wedding in Geneva, Illinois, photographed by the Michigan-based duo, Ben and Laura of Harrison Studio.  

Rebecca is an artist, so she dreamed up the circular invitations and a summery palette of tangerine, coral, mango, and a few other shades of orange.  The detail and décor elements were a creative collaboration between the bride, her mom who is a florist, and a few of Rebecca’s artist friends.  I can’t get enough of all the incredible color!

The week leading up to the wedding set record temperatures in Illinois.  But magically, just before the early evening ceremony began, there was a perfect twenty-degree drop in temperature.   Rebecca and Jordan married poolside at the historic Oscar Swan, which provided the backyard wedding feel that they envisioned.  

A tented reception with lots of special touches followed…  The escort cards were tied to a collection of vintage keys,  Rebecca commissioned a colleague to design wire sculptures for the centerpieces, and instead of cake, they served delicious Gelato, which brought a bit of Europe to their midwest wedding.   Be sure to read their epic story just below… it’ll make you giddy.

Many congratulations to the newlyweds and a special thanks to  Harrison Studio for sharing the album with us!

Photos by Harrison Studio

Bridal Gown by Allure

Groom’s Attire by J. Crew; Shoes by Cole Haan

Venue & Catering by Oscar Swan

Bride’s Makeup by Bridget Lescher at Odalisque Beauty Apothecary

Florals & Planning by the Bride’s Mother

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