Jill + Drew’s wedding didn’t have a specific theme per se, but the bride did have a few muses: BHLDN, Anthro, and Lauren Conrad all inspired their organic, romantic style. Think blush tones, modern metallics, and lots of greenery against a summery lake house backdrop. Thanks to Heart & Sparrow Photography for sharing the photos below!
Jill says, I had seen The Lake House on Instagram and wanted to know if they had any availability for summer 2016. The lady told us there was one date left but that we would need to book it soon because there were other interested couples. We went to the venue that afternoon and were immediately blown away. The venue is a hidden gem in the city and completely exceeded our expectations as soon as we walked in. We booked it right away and celebrated with champagne.
Aren’t these floral Betsey Johnson heels from BHLDN so pretty? Grab all of the fashion deets for this wedding at the bottom of the post!
The bride walked down the aisle to Vitamin String Quartet’s version of Chasing Cars and their first dance was to the piano version of Brad Paisley’s Then.
I think the biggest challenge was figuring out how I wanted to look on the day. Instagram and Pinterest provided so many ideas (too many), that I found myself getting overwhelmed. I wanted to look boho but in hindsight, I am so not boho. It took me a while to find the right dress (I said yes to one and then changed my mind a month later) and I stressed over my hair. In the end, I just wanted to look like myself and that helped me feel my best!Fleurish Flower Shop sure knows how to work magic with that eucalyptus!
Jill’s fave memory: The first look was amazing. I originally couldn’t wrap my head around the idea of seeing Drew before the wedding but I am so glad we opted for the first look. It was very intimate and emotional, plus it helped calm the nerves. I am a huge advocate for the first look, plus our guests were thrilled that they didn’t have to wait around for hours while we did photos.
One last tip from our bride? If you can, hire help! They loved that Hera Weddings & Events made is so they didn’t have to worry about a thing on their big day.
Wishing you two the best!
Photographer: Heart & Sparrow Photography / Venue, Cake, & Catering: The Lake House / Wedding Planner: Hera Weddings & Events / Floral Design: Fleurish Flower Shop / Hair: Lisa Racz of UpDo Me Pretty / Makeup: Kelsey de Obieta of Blushed Beauty Artistry / Stationery: Plush Invitations / Copper Chargers: Gathered Table Supply / Bride’s Dress: Truvelle from Pearl & Dot Bridal / Shoes: Betsey Johnson from BHLDN / Jasmine Combs: Sara Gabriel / Diamond Bracelet: Tiffany & Co / Earrings: Anthropologie / Lipstick: Make Up For Ever / Clutch: BHLDN / Wedding Band: Bluboho / Engagement Ring: Custom by Breslauer & Warren / Bridesmaid & Flower Girl Dresses: Jenny Yoo / Tan Dress: Amsale / Groom’s Suit: Empire / Shoes: Cole Haan / Tie: Calvin Klein / Watch: Daniel Wellington / Wedding Band: Blazer Arts / Groomsmen Attire: J. Crew / Ties & Suspenders: The Tie Bar / Best Man’s Wood Bowtie: Wooden Bowties / Ring Bearer: Janie & Jack