Chicago Botanic Garden Wedding | Beth + Healy

July 14, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

On a warm, summer day with drizzly skies, Beth and Healy said, "I do" to one another at Trinity Church in Highland Park, Illinois. It's a small, quaint church on Chicago's North Shore, full of dark wood and stained glass. 

soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-2soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-2Trinity Church in Highland Park, Illinois, serves as the ceremony location for a north shore Chicago summer wedding. Summer florals and wine crates decorated both the ceremony and reception venue, which was held at Chicago Botanic Garden, in Glencoe, Illinois. Programs were printed on fans to help keep guests cool during the wedding. 

soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-3soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-3Succulents and summer blooms abound at a wedding at Trinity Church in Highland Park, Illinois. Here, a basket holds programs printed on fans for the guests. soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-4soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-4Wine crates serve as the planter boxes for this succulent and summer floral themed wedding. Hurricane jars shield candles and illuminate Trinity Church in Highland Park, Illinois, the setting for the wedding ceremony. Beth entered through the side door so as not to be seen by too many guests before her entrance. Her bridesmaids and flower girls were right behind.  soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-7soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-7A bride and her bridesmaids enter Trinity Church in Highland Park, Illinois through the side entrance, so as not to be seen by guests before her wedding ceremony begins. One last chat between sisters before the wedding began. 
soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-8soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-8A bride and her sister have one final chat before the walk down the aisle on the bride's wedding day. Healy waited patiently at the end of the aisle for his beloved to enter the sanctuary space.  soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-15soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-15A groom waits in anticipation for a first glimpse of his bride as she enters the sanctuary of Trinity Church in Highland Park, Illinois.

soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-18soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-18A bride and groom stand at the end of the aisle during their wedding ceremony at Trinity Church in Highland Park, Illinois. The ring-bearer was not remiss in his duty when called to the altar to deliver the wedding rings. 

soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-27soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-27The ring-bearer is called to the altar with the wedding rings and does his job well.

soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-32soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-32A bride and groom have their first married kiss at Trinity Church in Highland Park, Illinois. Husband and wife's first kiss. 

soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-19soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-19Flower seed is prepared to toss at a newly married couple at Trinity Church in Highland Park, Illinois.

soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-35soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-35Flower seeds are tossed at a bride and groom as they exit their wedding ceremony at Trinity Church in Highland Park, Illinois. Guests were given little packets of flower seeds to toss at the bride and groom as they exited their wedding ceremony. We then drove over to the garden for formal photographs before the reception. Rows of hedges provided symmetrical lines as a backdrop for the bridal party.  soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-54soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-54Bridal formal photos are taken at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-67soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-67A wedding reception is held at Chicago Botanic Garden located in Glencoe, Illinois.

The venue was decorated in beautiful pink and rose tones that bounced off the ceiling of the white tent. Twinkle lights zig-zagged above the seating and aided the candles illumination power. 

soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-38soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-38A wedding reception is held at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. Bent Fork Bakery in Highwood, Illinois, provided the cake which was decorated with the succulent and summer flower theme. The wedding cake was provided by Bent Fork Bakery in Highwood, Illinois. 

soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-82soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-82A bride and groom cut their wedding cake during their reception at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. After dinner, Beth and Healy cut their cake and went straight into their first dance. Beth then danced with her father; Healy with his mother. 

soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-86soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-86A groom dips his new bride during their first dance at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois.

soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-87soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-87A father/daughter dance is held at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois during a wedding reception. soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-93soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-93A mother/son dance is held at a north shore wedding reception held at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. The Stitley Orchestra provided live entertainment for the duration of the reception. The guests sure did know how to boogie! 

soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-110soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-110The Stitley Orchestra provides live entertainment throughout a wedding reception held at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-105soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-105A bride and groom dance at their wedding reception held at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-103soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-103The grooms dances and tosses the flower girl from his North Shore Chicago wedding. Reception held at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-97soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-97Guests mingle and dance at a wedding reception held at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. Those not on the dance floor were engaged in great catching up conversations and mingled on the patio and in the courtyard. Bartenders kept the libations flowing. 

soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-68soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-68Liquor is set for a wedding reception held at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. The only thing left to round out this night was a sparkler exit. Long, sparklers were held by guests along the footpath where the newlyweds were set to depart. A vintage car was readied to sweep them away, off to new adventures. 

soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-114soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-114A guest prepares for a sparkler exit during a wedding reception at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-115soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-115A bride and groom leave their wedding reception at Chicago Botanic Garden, amid rows of sparklers. soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-119soncelanda-chicago-botanic-garden-119A vintage car sweeps away the newlyweds after their Chicago north shore wedding reception held at the botanic gardens in Glencoe, Illinois. Congratulations on your marriage!! Many blessings to you both! 

 

 

 

Music by Skyeler Kole via Triple Scoop Music. Video produced with Animoto

 


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