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Emerson Creek Pottery and Tea Room Wedding – Shannon & Shawn

We are not sure what you call a pink rose that is almost purple, but we loved them, and Shannon and Shawn’s wedding was filled with them. This couple was married on a steaming hot day at the end of July in the middle of the fields of Oswego, Illinois. The venue was the romantically beautiful Emerson Creek Pottery and Tea Room. A uniquely rustic site with a swanky chicken coop, nicknamed the Bridal Coop, is provided for the girls to get ready in. Emerson Creek boasts a rural farmhouse, tea room, and barn where the couples have the option of an old oak tree or big old pond for their ceremony. Shannon and Shawn chose the pond. Guests were greeted at the ceremony venue by whitewashed doors hung with vinery wreathes. The aisles reminisced of days gone by with images of the bride and groom as they’ve grown.

The bridesmaids wore shades of violet and lavender (the bride’s favourite colour), and the groomsmen wore grey suits with striped ties and a complementing boutonniere. Shannon was stunning in her flowing bridal gown and cathedral length veil. No reason you can’t go big just because you’re getting married on a pond. The lace detail on her bodice was breathtaking. A favourite feature of the day was the three flower girls and their grey feather skirts. They floated around throughout the day like little fairies, and the grey was stunning with the purple hues.Pearls, old pins, mirrors, and lots of eucalypti filled the all-white air-conditioned reception hall at dinner for a stunning view as the guests entered the room. The centrepiece of the space was a bundt cake from the very popular this year “Ever Bundt Cakes”.

Guests finished the evening dancing the night away in the old barn and hanging out under the stars on the large patio complete with fire pits for s’mores. Flowers were provided by a friend of a friend, Nancy Kierulf.

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Photographer: Elite Photo // Venue: Emerson Creek Pottery and Tea Room // Design & Decor: Joanna Goss // Cake Designer: Nothing Bundt Cakes // DJ: Mike Staff Productions // Dress Store: David’s Bridal

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