Today we’re all about Midwest love with another post from Illinois! Just like how today’s wedding was proof that you can marry elegant and polished with industrial + raw, this vintage + thrifted editorial will show you that you can have a boho wedding at a vineyard setting. Sara Anne Johnson brought all of these elements together in this editorial. Relaxed yet simultaneously stylish, the creative elements of this shoot have our hearts aching for more:
From the photographer, Sara Anne Johnson: Aside from wanting to create a romantic Mid-Century Modern meets Boho relationship, one of my major inspirations for this shoot was thrifting! With vintage rentals borrowed for the shoot to give it that mid-century modern vibe, the tablescape was almost entirely thrifted as well as some alter pieces. The unique, retro feel that the 50s/60s black glass stemware (and matching bud vases) gave to the table set up was just enough depth for the stunning geodes and earthy succulents and air plants. I was completely in love with how my DIY dreams came to light with this shoot! Making something magical out of borrowed and outcast items and giving them new life while still looking modern is such a high!
Mixed metals, mainly consisting of coppery rose-gold and yellow gold tones set off the stunning Lovers Society “North” gown from Lovely Bride Chicago. The airy, modern-boho feel that the “North” gown embodies was love at first sight, and I knew it was “the one” for this shoot. I couldn’t be happier with how it photographed. That dress is such a DREAM! It’s the perfect dress for the risk-taking yet romantically understated bride who isn’t afraid to get married barefoot.
I can’t lie, I am completely taken with the beauty of D.C. Estate Winery… the sunlight at the golden hour reflecting back against the reception hall… the vines… obsessed. It’s a hidden Northern IL gem just waiting to be discovered. With a marbled gold and white cake from Julie Michelle Cakes and the enormous earthy bouquet made from ferns, Xerographica air plants, pink protea, and hints of wax flowers nestled among lisianthus and blue thistle… this laidback chic vibe was everything I could have dreamed of for my own wedding and I hope you love it, too! I think the rich tones and free-spirited qualities of this styled shoot would be a perfect fit because it embodies the vintage charm of all things unique and pairs it with the whimsical dreams of the modern bride.
Photography: Sara Anne Johnson
Venue: D.C. Estate Winery
Event Planning: Capstone Occasions
Floral Design: Busy B’s Floral
Wedding Dress: Lovers Society “North”
Bridal Boutique: Lovely Bride Chicago
Makeup: Stay Beautiful
Calligraphy: Letters by Chels
Cake: Julie Michelle Cakes
Furniture Rentals: Forever Birdy