Brooke and Tony’s wedding, shot by the talented Kina Wicks, is the epitome of a backyard wedding — personal, relaxed, and handmade, right down to the rice krispie wedding cake made by the bride’s mother! We were delighted to see a few shots of Brooke taking her own spin on wedding day attire, tying a plaid shirt over her fluffy David’s Bridal confection. And those twin flower girls? Adorbs!

bride and groom barn

From the photographer, Kina: This idyllic wedding was held at the Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn, Illinois which in itself is pure rural elegance. The details of the day were completely DIY from the bouquets made from magazine papers and tulle, to the moss covered centerpieces, to the giant rice krispie treat wedding cake crafted by the bride’s mother! Because of the easy going nature of a rural, backyard wedding, I feel that the day was able to reflect the full joy of two people beginning their lives together with no distractions. Just a day full of sunshine, love, family and friends.

bridesmaids cowboy boots

hanging bridesmaids dressespaper bridal bouquets

bridesmaids with bouquets

paper boutonnierespaper bridal bouquets

rustic wooden signs

wedding dress hanging in barnpaper boutonnieres

bride and groom kissing

silver wedding ringsrustic wedding invitations

bride with drinks

rustic groom boutonnieresbride in white

bridal party by silos

bocce balls receptionbridesmaids escorting bride

bride groom wedding ceremony

bride wearing bootsmoss reception decor

bride wearing plaidgoat at wedding

bride in plaid shirt

blonde flower girl confettirope wrapped centerpieces

confetti cones

rice krispie cakemismatched china plates

bride and groom in grass

rustic vintage typewriterrustic tag escort cards

honey wedding favors

drinks in bucketstwin flower girls

bride and groom on motorcycle

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Wedding Vendors (Elburn, IL):

Wedding Venue and Caterer: Heritage Prairie Farm / Wedding Photographer: Kina Wicks / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Wedding Flowers and Cake: DIY

  • love that paper bouquet!

  • Lem

    Beautiful photos! I love all the detail shots.

  • awesomeness!!! i love every thing about this wedding. and that shot of the bride in her button up over her dress is great.

  • What a precious wedding! It’s great when a bride and groom can stay true to their roots!

  • Great photos! Love the ‘getaway’ motorcycle!

  • chelsey

    Where are the bridesmaids dresses from? Especially the one closest to the camera in the picture of them hanging up?

  • Amazing idea for flowers!

  • Cute and down to earth!

  • Chelsey,

    I’ll see if I can find out for you. I know all the bridesmaids purchased their dresses according to taste. The bride just gave them the color palette. I want to say it was Forever 21, but I’ll try to find out for sure.

  • Mary


    The dress closest to the camera is from urban outfitters.

  • Absolutely magical and so much fun. Love it!

  • donna beford

    It was Just gorgeous everything and everyone and so creative with a wonderful bride and groom. It was so much fun I wish it was this weekend love my Chicago family miss them too :-)

  • Beckie Nilles

    O my,
    How awesome Brooke… Everything looks right out of a magazine.
    You are one talented girl. The best to you and Tony he is getting a great girl which I think he already knows. I wish you a very happy life . Marriage is a wonderful thing.

  • chelsey

    Thank you!

  • Paper flowers, a Rice Krispie cake, and a bride in a flannel shirt? I love it!

  • Gillian

    I Love the rice krispie cake! I would love to know how she did it!

  • michelle

    So so so cute!

  • Alicia

    hey! Gorgeous wedding! Can you tell me where you found your boots???

  • Jenny

    Beautiful! Where are the flower girl dresses from?

  • brilliant pics, I love the fact the bride managed to get on the back of the bike with her dress!