We just love a good outdoor wedding, so when Jenna + Max asked us to coordinate their wedding at Max’s family’s house in Wilmette, we couldn’t wait! Combine the most perfect, personal venue with some seriously awesome DIY details an amazing band and a fun-loving crowd and you have one of the best weddings ever!
Jack’s parents spent so much time getting the house and the backyard ready. A tent was set-up and family members from all over came in to help get everything ready: from making the seating chart, to bartending for the night and DJing. The day was incredibly humid but that didn’t stop the partying from going into the wee hours of the morning.
It was a family affair, Ilena’s almost sister-in-law Heather did the flowers for them. They were simply amazing.
Jack’s step-sister made them this awesome sign for bathrooms. With a backyard wedding comes LOTS of planning that you don’t have to think about in a typical venue.
While guests enjoyed cocktail hour, the bridal party slipped away for some glamour shots. Hot or not, it was a beautiful day!
*Photos brought to you by Grant Legan Photography
Ilena + Jack’s Vendors:
Ceremony & Reception: private residence
Catering: Enticing Cuisine
Photography: Grant Legan Photography
Florist: sister-in-law of the bride
DJ: friend of the couple
Cake: The Cakery
Transportation: Spare Wheels
Day-of Coordination: Anticipation Events