A Classic, Elegant Wedding at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois
Simplicity was key for Julie Collins (25 and a fitness instructor) and Will Farrell (27 and a reliability engineer), who planned a classic affair using an elegant palette of navy, white and gold.
“I wanted the emphasis to be on the ceremony and celebration,” Julie says of marrying at her childhood church in front of 185 guests. “It was important to not get hung up on all of the minor details.”
Julie accessorized her A-line gown with jewelry borrowed from her mother and a pair of bejeweled flats. Upon exiting the church, the newlyweds drove off in a vintage 1962 Rolls-Royce. “It was truly the happiest moment of my life,” Julie says.
Twinkling string lights and dozens of white candles illuminated the reception tent where Julie and Will swayed to Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight” during their first dance. “That song was an easy choice since we love his music,” Julie says of hiring a Frank Sinatra vocalist to perform during cocktail hour.