A Morton Arboretum Wedding in Lisle, Illinois

Sarah and Stephen planned a timeless affair with a base of navy blue and accents of white, silver and gold.

Sarah and Stephen planned a timeless affair with a base of navy blue and accents of white, silver and gold.

Sarah's bouquet was wrapped with a sleeve from her grandmother's wedding dress and pinned with a gold circle that was passed down to her from her mother, symbolizing marriage as unbreakable.
The groomsmen boutonnieres had classic white roses with gold ribbon.
I knew I wanted a wedding dress that was classic and simple; something I would look back on in 20 years and would still feel relevant and timeless. I went with a natural silk chiffon ball gown from Justin Alexander that featured a bow on the back, says Sarah.
Tall centerpieces made from birch tree branches and greens were surrounded by small bunches of hydrangeas, roses, mums and sweetheart roses.
The couple chose “No One’s Gonna Love You” by Band of Horses for their first dance. It was perfect, it combined our love of indie music with the appropriateness of a first dance song, says Sarah.
Sarah wore minimal makeup and her hair down in wavy curls. “This is a look my husband loves on me—I wanted to be sure that when I walked down the aisle I looked as much like myself as possible,” she says
The bow on Sarah's white Oscar de la Renta shoes matched the bow on her dress perfectly.
The couple chose a very simple white three-tier cake. Sarah found a cake topper with a wire tree that fit perfectly with their theme. Their baker created a simple, textured stripe pattern that resembled tree bark.
Small white rose centerpieces topped the cocktail hour tables.
The bridesmaids wore long navy chiffon dresses. Sarah surprised them with statement necklaces in gold and crystal. The groomsmen wore classic black and white tuxes and the couple gifted them with monogrammed cufflinks.
The tables were decorated with a combination of high and low centerpieces, navy shimmer pin tuck linens and white napkins. The couple chose blue uplighting to add ambience.
White seating accented with navy throw pillows provided guests a place to relax during cocktail hour.
Stephen proposed to Sarah right before they were getting ready to take their first big vacation to Ireland together. Obviously, I burst into tears and nodded my head “yes.” I was so caught up and excited about how pretty my new ring was, I grabbed it and put it on my finger myself, recalls Sarah.
I knew from the beginning I wanted all of the flowers to be white. I have always loved an all-white bouquet, says Sarah of her cabbage rose, spray rose, hydrangea and gardenia filled bouquet.