A Rustic Black Tie Wedding in Lake Bluff, IL

The Wedding Ceremony
Will had one request for Alex’s look: that she look like herself walking down the aisle.
Fresh green hydrangeas accented Alex and Will’s white-on-white cake, while a vertical row of pleated ribbons added texture to the simple confection.
Traditional Formalwear
The First Dance
A butter knife kept the monogrammed menus from blowing away.
Farm tables and Louis Ghost Chairs were a bold pairing for their tented affair.
The wooden farm tables were topped with lace-trimmed runners and organic arrangements of pittosporum, Queen Anne’s lace, spray roses, hypericum berries, burgundy scabiosa, scabiosa pods, brown cosmos and millet grass.
“Take some time at the reception and take in all the excitement. You are in a room with all the people you love and there is nothing more wonderful than that,” Alex advises.
Will wore a modern boutonniere of hypericum, hydrangea, freesia and a poppy pod
Guests snacked on an assortment of passed hors d’oeuvres like yellowtail tuna tartare bites with fresno chiles and arugula on potato gaufrettes.
Alex’s bridesmaids wore different styles of long silk chiffon Amsale gowns in the same truffle color.
“It was a black-tie wedding, but we didn’t want the stuffy feel of a black-tie event,” Alex says. She carried cream roses, white hydrangeas, ranunculus, freesia, scabiosa and sweet William because she “married a sweet William.”
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