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A Beachside Wedding in Wilmette, IL

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Savana & Adam in Wilmette, IL
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Ceremony and reception site: The bride’s parents’ home, Wilmette, IL
Photography: Dana and Spencer Rogers/Edenhurst Studio
Videography: Lexoria Wedding Films
Consultant: Susan Cordogan/Big City Bride
Gown: Monique Lhuillier, Ultimate Bride, Chicago
Hair and makeup: Aveda Salon
Shoes: TOMS
Jewelry: Headpiece: Etsy.com
Bridesmaid dresses: Ams ...
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Savana and Adam danced to “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz.
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Green-fondant leaves and vines and fresh purple flowers wrapped around the four-tiered cake.
S. Levy Foods, Chicago, IL
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Thank-you cards made of thin pieces of wood rested on bright-green napkins.
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Glass table numbers, votives and rustic wooden accents decorated the tables.
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The thin wooden escort cards were arranged and displayed on a brick wall.
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Soft-orange linens topped tables. Deep-fuchsia seat covers and napkins added a pop of color to the setting.
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Purple uplighting set a dramatic, romantic vibe in the reception tent.
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Guests sipped on mojitos, mango lemonade and sangria in Savana’s parents’ backyard before heading into the tent.
J&L Catering, Chicago, IL
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Green carnation pomanders hung from ceremony chairs.
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Because of the hot summer sun, the couple gave out parasols as favors.
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Purple flowers decorated the burlap ring pillow.
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Savana’s family dog, Sancho, walked down the aisle during the ceremony in a purple bow tie.
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All the girls wore airy mauve dresses in the same fabric but in different silhouettes. The guys matched Adam in khaki pants and vests.
Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaid, Chicago, IL; Groomsmen: JcPenney
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Savana wore an elegant handmade lace and silk halter dress. Adam chose a beach-friendly khaki suit.
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Savana carried a lush, vibrant bunch of purple and fuchsia flowers, along with some bold succulents.

Savana & Adam in Wilmette, IL

The Bride Savana Kretchmar, 28, an eighth-grade math teacher
The Groom Adam VonFeldt, 29, a physical education teacher
The Date July 14

Using a color palette of purples and bright, beach-grass green, Savana and Adam planned an outdoor, beachy wedding with an elegant yet rustic style.
- Amanda Black
Their Ingredients
  • Partytime The Store
  • J&L Catering, Chicago, IL
  • Etsy.com
  • Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaid, Chicago, IL; Groomsmen: JcPenney

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