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Morton Arboretum Black-Tie Wedding – Jeanie & Timothy

Jeanie and Timothy were married on the prettiest day in April. It was a perfect spring day and all the tulips and flowering trees were in bloom at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois.

They first met in High School in their biology and botany class but didn’t actually date in high school. When Tim proposed, he simulated a scavenger hunt they had done in high school biology, searching for plants. He created the hunt at the Morton Arboretum that ended in the middle of the Hedge garden where he proposed. Jean said “yes” and this beautiful wedding happened.

This black-tie affair was so timeless and elegant with a colour palette consisting of navy and light blue with light pink and gold accents. The bridesmaids wore light blue and the groomsmen wore black tuxes with bow ties. Bouquets were filled with beautiful pink, yellow, and white sweet peas, lily of the valley, ranunculus, peonies, as well as roses, and apparently the smell was intoxicating.

We adore Jean’s wedding dress – her aunt is a costume designer, so they decided to take her other aunts wedding dress (from the 80s) and transform it into something new for Jean to wear on her and Tim’s day. We love this way of incorporating “something old” but turning it into “something new”, and it turned out so beautiful. The iridescent beads on her bodice were reminiscent of the 80s and the flowy train was so delicate and perfect. It fit Jean so wonderfully and she looked like an angel.

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Photographer: Elite Photo // Ceremony Venue: Union Church of Hinsdale // Reception Venue: The Morton Arboretum // Cake Designer: The Cakery Inc. // DJ: Admit One DJs // Tuxedo & Mens Attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Hair Stylist: Rocco and Rocco Salon and Day Spa // Dress Store: David’s Bridal // Floral Designer: Ocie Florals

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