This past October, we reached out to a group of local vendors and started styling a shoot to showcase their talents! We were so excited to put together a romantic, natural, airy, muted autumn shoot to build up our portfolio and show future brides that it’s so fun to think outside of the box and choose textures, color pallets and shapes that go against the norm in central Illinois. We choose to have the shoot at Matthiessen State Park in Oglesby, Illinois. This location alone was inspiration for the whole shoot with their canyons and waterfalls! We forged all of our greens for the shoot and keep coming back to Grace Rose Farm for all their gorgeous roses. Below we have listed all of the people who helped the shoot come to life and made it better than we could have imagined! Definitely check their work out, give them a follow and show them some love Also below we will show you some BTS and some of our favorites from the finished gallery from Summer Leigha Photography, which blew us out of the water! She put so much effort into each photo and the finished images shows just how much she wanted to preserve this shoot and present each business with photos that showcased their work in the best possible way.
Coordinators/Florist: Floral Designs, LTD. | @floraldesigns_ltd | floraldesigns-ltd.com | Morton, IL.
Photographer: Summer Leigha Photography | @summerleighaphoto | summerleighaphoto.com | Normal, IL.
Videographer/Groom: Adam Ghantous | @adamghantous | adamghantous.com/about | Normal, IL.
Dresses: Cloud Nine Bridal | @cloudninepeoria | www.cloudninepeoria.com | Peoria, IL.
Bride: Grace Aeschleman @grace_aeschleman
Bridesmaid: Tiffany Mullins @tiffrita
Invitations: So Chic Boutique | @thesochicboutique | thesochicboutique.com | Morton, IL.
Farm Table rental: Spruce Wedding Rentals | @spruceweddingrentals | sprucerental.com | Washington, IL.
Dishware rentals: Morton Rentals | @mortonrentals | mortonrentals.com | Morton, IL.
Make Up: Ashley Frasier | @ashleyfrasierglam | www.fringesalonandbeautylounge.com | Bloomington, IL.
Hair: Lauren | @hairandmakeupbylauren | www.fringesalonandbeautylounge.com | Bloomington, IL.
Ribbon: Tono & Co. | @tonoandco | tono-co.myshopify.com
Garden Roses: Grace Rose Farm | @gracerosefarm | www.gracerosefarm.com | California
Summer’s post searching for our models!!
Shelby doing some last minute arranging on our way to Matthiessen!
Getting the farm table from Spruce Wedding Rentals set with Morton Rentals dishware!
Watching the magic that is Summer Leigha Photography unfold
Some of our favorites from the finished gallery!!
Loving that we get to call this our job!
Oh man, we know this post was lengthy but we had so many favorite images and couldn’t wait to show you! All the businesses in this shoot we would strongly recommend to any bride for their wedding!! They were a dream to work with.
Floral Designs Team
100 Detroit Ave. Morton, IL. 61550