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

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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


Comments (20):

  • Will on December 5, 2013

    brilliant pics, I love the fact the bride managed to get on the back of the bike with her dress!
  • Jenny on June 27, 2013

    Beautiful! Where are the flower girl dresses from?
  • Alicia on August 22, 2012

    hey! Gorgeous wedding! Can you tell me where you found your boots???
  • michelle on June 15, 2012

    So so so cute!
  • Gillian on June 6, 2012

    I Love the rice krispie cake! I would love to know how she did it!
  • Heather on June 3, 2012

    Paper flowers, a Rice Krispie cake, and a bride in a flannel shirt? I love it!
  • chelsey on June 1, 2012

    Thank you!
  • Beckie Nilles on May 31, 2012

    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.
  • donna beford on May 30, 2012

    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 :-)
  • Tammy/FancieStrands on May 30, 2012

    Absolutely magical and so much fun. Love it!
  • Mary on May 30, 2012

    Chelsey, The dress closest to the camera is from urban outfitters.
  • Kina Wicks on May 30, 2012

    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.
  • chicago wedding photographer on May 30, 2012

    Cute and down to earth!
  • Suknie ?lubne on May 30, 2012

    Amazing idea for flowers!
  • chelsey on May 30, 2012

    Where are the bridesmaids dresses from? Especially the one closest to the camera in the picture of them hanging up?
  • Moss + Isaac on May 29, 2012

    Great photos! Love the 'getaway' motorcycle!
  • Moss + Isaac on May 29, 2012

    What a precious wedding! It's great when a bride and groom can stay true to their roots!
  • elizabeth on May 29, 2012

    awesomeness!!! i love every thing about this wedding. and that shot of the bride in her button up over her dress is great.
  • Lem on May 29, 2012

    Beautiful photos! I love all the detail shots.
  • lydia {ever ours} on May 29, 2012

    love that paper bouquet!


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