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Cara and Brad’s Unforgettable Wedding at Beautiful Wedding Venue in Illinois


Couple holding hands during ceremony

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.


Bride standing behind groom before first look

Bride and groom holding hands after first look

Bride reading vows during private vow exchange at wedding venue in Illinois

Groom reading private vows to bride before ceremony

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!

Bride with bridesmaids in dark teal dresses and coral bouquets

Bride and groom taking photos outside in Elgin, IL

Bride holding coral bouquet standing next to groom with coral boutonniere

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.


Dark teal wedding welcome sign with coral and peach flowers

Groom watching bride walk down the aisle at The Ashbury

Bride and groom holding hands during wedding ceremony at The Ashbury

Bride and groom kissing at end of wedding ceremony at The Ashbury

Emotional Ceremony

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!


Bride and groom doing cheers with wedding party after ceremony

Charcuterie spread on table during cocktail hour at The Ashbury

Charcuterie board during cocktail hour at The Ashbury

Wedding reception tables with teal and peach details at The Ashbury

Dark teal wedding menu with greenery and floating candles

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.


Three tier blue and white wedding cake with cartoon topper of couple

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.


Bride and groom sitting on bench and laughing

Bride and groom dancing under twinkle lights at The Ashbury

Bride and groom dancing during first dance at The Ashbury

Bride dancing with mom and groom dancing with mom

Bride dancing with wedding guests at The Ashbury

Groom playing pinball while bride watches at The Ashbury

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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Vendors

Wedding Planner: Events by Lo

Officiant: Jordan Murphy

Florals/Decor: Town and Country Gardens

Decor Rentals: CA Decor & More

Catering: My Chef

Alcohol: The Bar

Hair and Makeup: Hairs 2 the Bride


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