This adorable couple met over a good old-fashioned poker game and went “all in” by tying the knot at Naper Settlement’s Century Memorial Chapel, choosing the location for its intimate and cozy atmosphere. Collette says, “I’ll never forget the feeling of being walked down the aisle, making eye contact with Robert and being surrounded by family and friends.”
Mason ball jars wrapped in burlap with tea lights and flowers lined the ceremony aisle. Lanterns with flowers cascading down them added a little bit of elegance to the classic chapel. Bright variations of pink, yellow and orange were chosen to reflect the sun, since Robert proposed at sunset.
The colors of gray and yellow were used throughout the reception at The Nagel Emporium at Abbey Farms. From the place cards and menus down to cake from The Sugar Path and the groom’s hand painted shoes, the reception had a country floral feeling.
Every centerpiece at the couple’s reception included some sort of unique piece of owl décor due to the bride’s love of owls. “It’s one of the many things I love in life,” she says. In lieu of favors, the couple made donations to JDRF and Project Paws Alive.
You’d never be able to tell the bride’s greatest challenge was balancing life, work and wedding planning.