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Real Weddings: Ben + Kristin

Ben and Kristin married in purple-infused wedding in the park!  I adore Kristin’s purple suede shoes, the potted herb centerpieces and perfect purple veined calla lilies used throughout the bouquets.  All of these gorgeous images are by one of my lovely friends, Jessie from Simply Jessie Photography.

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To create the centerpieces, Kristin and Ben ordered 120 herb plants, including oregano, cilantro, purple sage, basil, and thyme, and purchased votive holders from Ikea.  They spent an entire evening before the wedding cutting back the herbs and planting them in the votive holders!  They dried the herbs they cut back and Kristin still uses them while cooking.

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Jessie always manages to find the perfect light for portraits – I love the soft, romantic feel of these.

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Entertainment during cocktail hour included yard games of cornhole and bocci ball, allowing their guests to relax while waiting for the reception to begin, and the bridal party to play in formal attire.

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The following Chicago wedding vendors contributed to Ben and Kristin’s wedding:

Photography – Simply Jessie Photography
Ceremony Venue – St. John of the Cross
Reception Venue - Katherine Legge Memorial Park
Bridal & Bridesmaids Gowns – Watters, purchased at Claire Dratch in Bethesda, MD
Stationery – Jenny Bradley Designs
Floral – Vince’s Flower Shop
Hair – Zazu Hair Salon
Tuxes – Men’s Wearhouse
DJ – Russ Tronsen

For more Chicago wedding inspiration, and to follow EADs two Chicago bride-to-be bloggers, visit the Chicago wedding guide!

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    9 comments on “Real Weddings: Ben + Kristin

    1. Elizabeth,
      I just found your website and it’s so fabulous! It’s so great to find a quality and style in the midwest! And love the DIY information. I’ll be sending my brides to check you out!
      Jenny

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