A Glorious Autumn Wedding at Glen Ellyn’s Abbington

Amy and Justin were just married at St. Louis De Montfort in Oak Lawn and celebrated their reception at Abbington Banquets in Glen Ellyn. Their colors where brown and orange with touches of champagne. Flowers used included a variety of roses, orchids, hydrangea, button poms, hypericum berries, Stephanotis, and callas. Besides this being the happiest day of Amy & Justin's lives, it was also the most beautiful November day I can remember! The weather was PERFECT! For Amy's bouquet we did a mix of white, ivory and champagne tones to compliment her gorgeous dress. Flowers used included Virginia and Vendela Ivory roses, Quicksand Champagne roses, Champagne sweetheart roses, ivory callas and Stephanotis with pearls in it. The handle was wrapped in this luxurious brocade fabric I found and embellished with pearls. It was one of my favorites ever! The Bridesmaids carried bouquets of ivory hydrangea, 2 shades of orange roses called Circus and VooDoo, brown hypericum berries, brown button poms and mango callas with handles wrapped in champagne satin. They rocked! The Bouts and corsages consisted of callas for the Groom and fathers, roses for the groomsmen, ushers, moms, grandmas, readers, godmothers, and sweetheart roses for the ring bearers. One of my favorite details was the floral wand I made for the flower girl. Of course we forgot to take a photo of it so I will have to get one from Amy's photographer. Oh well! For the ceremony, I made 2 beautiful altar arrangements that were later reused at the reception. Amy was a DIY queen and made her own programs for the ceremony that looked great. Amy also made her table numbers, escort cards AND her cake stand. She really excels at D-I-Y wedding projects and has plans to sell these types of items to less craft-savvy brides on ETSY in the future. For the reception, we just had to do her cake, assemble half of her centerpieces and put petals all over the place including on the escort card table, cake table, and head table. For the centerpieces, Amy had hurricane vases that we put an ivory pillar candle in and then just added some orange petals to the bottom. They were simple but chic and worked well with the other centerpieces provided through the venue. I also put vases for the bouquets on the head table along with these bubble votives Amy provided which we filled with petals. It looked fabulous and I am sure it was even more fabulous when the bouquets were in the vases! The cake was so pretty! The bakery did a trim around each tier that looked like an embroidered ribbon but it was really just delicate icing work. It was so well done! I topped the cake with orange roses and then we drizzled petals around the bottom of the cake and cake base. Amy and Justin made the cake base too! So talented! I loved working with Amy planning her wedding. She is so creative and had a lot of really great ideas which turned out beautiful in the end! I wish the Lesch's all of the best in life and love! Congrats you two!

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