Jake and Jen’s fall Blumen Gardens wedding was one of the most memorable days I’ve ever captured. From our very first meeting, I was so excited to meet these two in person and see their vision come together! As a fellow cat person, theatre person, and former October bride, I knew we’d be a perfect match from the start 🙂
Wedding day began with Jake and Jen’s parties getting ready together at the venue. If you’re not familiar, Blumen Gardens is a unique garden center, design studio, and shop located in Sycamore, Illinois. Lucky for us, they also happen to host weddings! My favorite thing about this venue is the variety of locations… and the fact that it is absolutely gorgeous in the fall. After their emotional first look in the conveyor room, it was time to explore! There is no doubt that Jen and Jake’s happiness is contagious… I could have spent hours taking photos of these two in that space.
Blumen Gardens Wedding
That evening, guests gathered for the outdoor ceremony in the garden center. Jake and Jen were married surrounded by their favorite people, in a ceremony officiated by a close friend. I love how interactive their ceremony was – from mid-ceremony hugs to the ring warming! It’s clear how important each and every person’s presence was to them in that moment.
Once the knot was tied, the party was ON!! Guests enjoyed vegetarian tacos and custom cocktails inside the event space, and then danced the night away with the newlyweds. Every moment of this day was an absolute pleasure to capture, I’m so happy to have been a part of it!
Jake and Jen: THANK YOU again for having us in October! Wishing you and your fur-babies all the happiness in the world.
Venue: Blumen Gardens / Bride’s dress: BHLDN / Alterations: Brookdale Tailoring / Bride’s shoes: Everlane / Groom’s suit: Indochino / Groom’s shoes: Vince Camuto / Florist: Hidden Botanics / Hair & Makeup: Dolce Vita Salon / Bride’s ring: GLDN / Groom’s ring: Follies Jewels / Engagement ring: Oak Park Jewelers / DJ: DJ Felix Entertainment / Caterer: El Siete / Bakery: Milette’s Cakes / Second Photographer: Jeremy