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Illinois farm wedding: Leslie + Lloyd

October 15, 2012
Walnut, IL farm wedding

Recreating a childhood memory really is a good theme to entertain a wedding. Especially when you can schedule out an entire day of petting zoo fun, fishing and a personal bluegrass concert. When Leslie realized that playing home run derby, riding tractors and camping on the farm were some of her best memories, she decided to do it up in Illinois. With well over 100 in attendance, a rad customized flag with their names in calligraphy, pig races, an incredible corn field ceremony, and the lovely Heidi of Our Labor of Love there to capture it all, Leslie + Lloyd succeeded.

Walnut, IL farm animal and activities Paloma Blanca wedding dress blue jewels delicate pink flower arrangement J. Crew khaki groom's suit checkered shirts and turquoise bow ties Walnut, IL farm corn field wedding portraits Walnut, IL farm wedding vintage car bridesmaid and groomsmen portraits printed programs and colorful flowers custom printed wedding flag

Leslie’s cousin, Erica Loesing aka one of our favorite designers, created all the hand-painted signs (including that flag!), escort cards, and table numbers.

vintage car wedding entrance outdoor farm wedding dandelion wishes paper garland escort cards floral china table settings

Leslie’s mom is an amazing decorator, so all the tablecloths, vases, china, and items in the vignettes came from her collection, found at antique malls and flea markets in Illinois.

farm-themed table numbers heart pies delicate pink and orange floral centerpiece burlap table linens and floral china flatware flower cupcake tower custom printed menus and farm animal table number colorful bouquet nighttime fireworks show

It wouldn’t be an epic ending to their weekend without fireworks! Congrats you two!

Photography: Heidi Geldhauser at Our Labor or Love / Save-the-dates, website, invitations and ceremony programs: Doreen & Jack Zumwalt at Zum Creative / Floral design: Amy Osaba Event.Floral.Design / Day-of-paper goods, handmade details, and event coordination: Erica Loesing / Reception catering: ZBest Cafè / Friday’s farm day catering: Fay’s Porkchop BBQ / Music: Kindred String Quartet and Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets / Transportation: Green River Lines / Lighting: Elmore Electric / Tent Rental: A1 Event Rental / Bride’s dress: Paloma Blanca from La Raine’s Bridal Boutique / Groom’s suit: Bonobos / Bridesmaid + flower girl dresses: Dessy / Groomsmen: Banana Republic