A Metamora Fields Golf Club Wedding in Metamora, Illinois

Allison planned her day around an elegant garden theme—a nod to her love of flowers and gardening.

Allison planned her day around an elegant garden theme—a nod to her love of flowers and gardening.

Allison kept the reception color palette simple, choosing ivory linens and chair covers so the flowers would be the central focus of the tables and decor.
Dahlias and alstroemerias were the colorful focal points of the centerpieces. The table numbers were displaying in simple gold frames and were highlighted by a watercolor floral design.
Colorful arrangements of alstroemeria, stock, solidago and seeded eucalyptus were placed in emerald green vases at the reception.
The bridesmaids carried textured bouquets of purple dahlias, green belles of Ireland, orange alstroemeria, yellow solidago and pink asters.
Allison's eight bridesmaids wore knee-length, shamrock-green dresses by Dessy. I was very particular about the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses, says Allison. I wanted a rich, vibrant emerald green to complement my bright flowers.
As with everything else at my wedding, I wanted the cake to be elegant and showcase the flowers, says Allison. It was a simple four-tier cake with ivory buttercream frosting and decorated with fresh flowers.
During the cocktail hour, guests enjoyed peach sangria (the signature cocktail) while playing lawn games. Allison's brother surprised the couple with a custom Butler University (the couple's alma mater) corn hole set as a wedding gift.
Allison describes her bouquet of purple dahlias, green hydrangeas, green hypericum berries, lavender mini calla lilies, green millet, blue veronica, yellow solidago and seeded eucalyptus as “wild enough for a garden, but elegant enough for a wedding.”
Allison splurged on a pair of emerald green peep-toe shoes that she found on Etsy.com. Doug wore matching green socks.