If you’re as Pinterest-crazy as we are, you’re going to love this Illinois wedding. Filled with brass animal figurines and accents of teal and pink, there’s plenty to set your heart swooning. Thanks to photographer Kate Miller Photography and Adriana Amarei of Life Made Pretty for lending their talents on this one!

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From the bride, Niki: Our wedding day was a more artistic version of a DIY/Pinterest-y wedding, with tons of details, pops of coral, a bar in a silo, brass animal place settings, and a cocktail hour that was also a carnival. The venue was a gorgeous rehabbed barn complete with an little outdoor marketplace, duck pond and outdoor gazebo. There was some amazing floral and altar design by owner Adriana Amarei of Life Made Pretty including a wonderfully whimsical bouquet, florals in old gold and clear liquor bottles, and a fabulous floral-woven hutch to house the animal place settings.

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We used amazing rustic vintage rentals like old doors, food on barrels, carnival booths, and had an adorable bunting and buttercream cake (with a sneaky dog on the back). Bridesmaid gifts were vintage broached collected by the bride, each with an elaborate backstory to represent the very different personalities of each Maid. Groomsmen gifts were unique whimsical cufflinks tailored to each of the fellas interests and personalities.

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Wedding Location: Grayslake, IL / Photographer: Kate Miller Photography / Flowers: Adriana Amarei of Life Made Pretty / Wedding Venue: Byron Colby Barn / Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca / Groom’s Suit: Indochino / Wedding Cake: Luscious Layers Bakery / Cake Topper: Ladies & Gentleman Cake Toppers / Vintage Rentals: A La Crate Rentals

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