Welcome to The Ashbury's latest wedding story, where history, elegance, and love intertwine to create a truly remarkable celebration. Cara and Brad had a beautiful May wedding at The Ashbury that was filled with vibrant spring colors. They truly made the day theirs and we loved seeing how they incorporated unique details throughout their wedding. Join us as we dive into this beautiful wedding, an event that flawlessly captured the essence of our cherished wedding venue in Illinois.
Magical First Look
Brad and Cara opted to do a first look so that they could spend time together before the ceremony. Cara looked beautiful in an exquisite off-the-shoulder A-line lace gown, setting the tone for the day's magic. Brad looked dapper in a black suit with a dark teal tie and a coral boutonniere. After their emotional first look, the couple retreated to the private suite at our wedding venue in Illinois where they exchanged vows. We loved that they created such an intimate moment between the two of them before joining their guests!
Capturing the Beauty of the City
When Brad and Cara were done with their first look, they hopped on a bus with their wedding party to go take photos. Our venue's central location played a pivotal role as the couple ventured offsite to capture stunning photos amidst Elgin’s most picturesque spots. Cara’s bridesmaids looked stunning in their dark teal dresses which looked especially beautiful with the scenery around them. They carried bouquets of coral, peach, and white flowers to match Cara’s which popped against their dark dresses.
After photos, it was time for the ceremony. The couple kept the ceremony decor to a minimum as our wedding venue in Illinois has a beautiful brick wall that makes for a perfect ceremony backdrop. As Cara walked down the aisle, escorted by her mother, you could see how much love Brad and Cara have for each other. After a sweet and sentimental ceremony, it was time to celebrate!
Cocktail Hour and Reception at Wedding Venue in Illinois
The joyous celebration continued with a sophisticated cocktail hour that showcased an elegant charcuterie table. As the sun set and the reception unfolded, tables adorned with lush greenery, delicate floating candles, and captivating coral blooms set an enchanting ambiance that defined the sophistication and local charm of The Ashbury.
A Sweet and Artful Masterpiece: The Cake
One of our favorite details of the night was the couple’s cake. Their three-tier cake took center stage, its layers artfully crafted with light blue, white, and gold accents along with coral and white flowers. The cake topper added a unique touch as it was a cartoon figurine of the couple with them wearing glasses which fit the couple perfectly.
Dancing the Night Away
As the evening progressed, the couple stole a moment to capture their love outside under the embrace of the evening light. First dances followed, then the dance floor beckoned, drawing guests into a night of celebration, laughter, and unforgettable memories. But the fun didn't end there; Cara and Brad added a touch of nostalgia by playing our arcade games before the evening was over.
Cara and Brad's wedding at The Ashbury was a day full of unique details that perfectly reflected the couple. From the magical first look to the heartwarming ceremony and the lively reception, this wedding truly captured the spirit of our wedding venue in Illinois. If you’re looking for a wedding venue that’s full of history to host your magical day, reach out so we can help bring your wedding to life!
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Venue: The Ashbury
Photographer: Kate Kaplan Photography
Wedding Planner: Events by Lo
Officiant: Jordan Murphy
Florals/Decor: Town and Country Gardens
Decor Rentals: CA Decor & More
DJ: Sounds Abound
Videographer: Salem Media Productions
Catering: My Chef
Alcohol: The Bar
Cake: Ambrosia Patisserie
Hair and Makeup: Hairs 2 the Bride