A Rustic Winery Wedding at CD & ME in Frankfort, Illinois

Elysa Korosic (25 and a sales administrator) and Paul Siano (28 and an insurance agent) had a rustic winery-themed wedding at CD & ME in Frankfort, Il

Elysa Korosic (25 and a sales administrator) and Paul Siano (28 and an insurance agent) had a rustic winery-themed wedding at CD & ME in Frankfort, Illinois. Their wedding, which took place in the fall, was beautifully photographed by Gina Cristine Weddings. They chose an autumn-appropriate color palette, incorporating, red, yellow, orange and brown into their decor. The colorful bouquets, created by Patties Floral Express, included orange and red roses, yellow sedum, white calla lilies and stephanotis, and they contrasted beautifully with the brown Jim Hjelm bridesmaid dresses. The cupcakes for dessert also matched the color scheme, with red velvet, chocolate and vanilla-flavored cake. Elysa and Paul also wanted to demonstrate their love of wine in the wedding. "We take trips to vineyards every year and we really wanted to make that part of our wedding," Elysa says. Table numbers were represented in block numbers made out of cork stoppers, and the branchy centerpieces were arranged in vases filled with cork stoppers. As favors, the newlyweds gave their guests miniature bottles of wine with commemorative labels. "There was something for everyone to enjoy at our wedding," Elysa says. "Paul and I loved sharing the things we love with our family and friends."

Radiant-Cut Solitaire Diamond Ring
Paul wore a khaki suit and a gray tie on his wedding day. He also wore a peach rose and stephanotis boutonniere to match the fall theme.
Elysa wore a mermaid-style wedding dress with a ruffled skirt on her wedding day. She paired it with a fingertip veil. "I wanted my dress to be unique but simple," she says.
Elysa carried a bouquet with peach and red roses, white calla lilies, white stephanotis and yellow flowers.
Elysa's bridesmaids wore strapless, floor length dresses in brown by Jim Hjelm. "I wanted everyone to be in a neutral fall color that would be flattering on everyone and complement our color scheme," Elysa says.
The ceremony was held outdoors on a gazebo at CD & ME.
As favors, Elysa and Paul gave their guests miniature bottles of wine with customized labels, which tied in with the winery theme.
The reception was held in the barn at CD & ME. The white tables were arranged with burgundy linens and the venue was beautifully illuminated by bistro lighting.
Table numbers were represented in block letters made out of cork stoppers, and the branchy centerpieces were arranged in vases filled with cork stoppers.
"When it came to our cake, we didn't go the traditional route," Elysa says. "Instead, we had cupcakes. There were three options: white cake with strawberry mousse, chocolate cake with a raspberry mousse and red velvet cake with whipped cream cheese filling. All the cupcakes were topped with buttercream frosting. The top tier was a small cake for cake cutting."
First Dance at CD & ME Barn