Romantic Illinois Farm Wedding

Rustic Weddings

This beautiful Illinois farm wedding entails three things I’m quite fond of: romance, animals and being outdoors. Ashton and Brian’s big day shouts country in all the right ways. Lace, cowboy boots and handmade elements set the tone for one heart warming outdoor affair. I’m thrilled that Kina Wicks was there to photograph such a sweet day!

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From the bride, Ashton: Our wedding was rustic, casual, and country, with shades of brown, green, creams, and white. We had an open seating arrangements, so we cut branches and tied string through them with our guests name so they could reserve their seat during cocktail hour. My mom made all the ribbon flyers for our guests, they waved them when we were announced husband and wife. We made all the signs throughout the wedding, and my husband woodburned our “H” that was on our wedding cake.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t sweat the small stuff – everything will work out on your big day.

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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From the photographer, Kina: Ashton and Brian’s day was in every way authentic, heart filled and beautiful. In fact, you could use all three of those adjectives to describe the groom, Brian and the bride, Ashton as well. Both Ashton and Brian love everything outdoors and country, so having their wedding at Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn, Illinois only made perfect sense! Heritage Prairie Farm was the perfect backdrop for a wedding full of cowboy boots, burlap, and muted country colors. For the ceremony, they decided to get married outdoors underneath just one of many large oak trees on Heritage Prairie Farm’s grounds. From the ceremony to the cake, perfected simplicity played a key role in Ashton and Brian’s day. The simplicity allowed for an easy-going day that framed Ashton and Brian’s love perfectly.

Wedding Music:
Processional: “One Thousand Years,” Christina Perri
Bride’s Processional: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Elvis
Father/Daughter Dance: “Daddy Let Me Drive,” Alan Jackson
First Dance: “I’m Gonna Love You,” Logan Mize

Wedding Location: Elburn, IL / Photographer: Kina Wicks / Floral Design: The Works / Wedding Venue and Caterer: Heritage Prairie Farm / Wedding Dress: Bella Bridal / Hair and Makeup: La Voda Salon / Wedding Cake: Divine Desserts / Pies: Moveable Feasts / DJ: Toast & Jam / Custom Printing: Papier Girl / Transportation: School bus via Spare Wheels

11 comments
  1. Kina Wicks

    I sure love Ruffled Blog! Thank you for sharing Ashton & Brian’s wedding. This day was a personal favorite of mine for 2013. I’m so glad to have been a part of it all.

  2. Manny Spoelstra

    Romantic and indeed a rustic wedding! I wonder if the boys and girls wear anything from this shop http://www.wallao.com/

  3. Shane jackson

    I love the image of the bride and groom behind the cow boy hat. I would love to be able to photograph a cow boy wedding!

  4. Party Rentals Irvine

    Beautiful! The wedding decor is unique and inspiring..the hanging place cards looks amazing and pretty.

  5. Dana

    What a beautiful rustic wedding! LOVE the dog in the photos too, so sweet to include :-)

  6. Reddy

    I love Cowboy boots. Very Nice Rustic Wedding! Awesome Photography

  7. Barbara

    cute dresses

  8. Barbara

    wallao wallao got the good good!

  9. Hayley Anne Photography

    The honey pots are so cute!

  10. Lis

    I love the ‘Find your name and place it at any seat’ idea.

  11. Courtney

    Hi! Where did you get your boots?? Brand name is corral but what style?
    Thanks!

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