Michelle & Chris brought a laid-back vibe to the farm for a day filled with rockstar style, lots of family time, and beautiful Gothic-inspired details.
Photos: Westley Leon Studios
Flowers: Floral Wonders
Dress: The Crystal Bride
Hair & Makeup: Kristin, We Only Do Pretty
Table Favors: 360 Flavor and Spice
Venue: Heritage Prairie Farm
We asked Michelle about her big day and what it was like planning a celebration at Heritage Prairie Farm, so check out the details below!
What first drew you to choose Heritage Prairie Farm for you celebration venue?
“This is the first venue we checked out – the moment we stepped foot on the property we knew this is where we would get married. We didn’t even search anywhere else.”
Michelle & Chris spent the morning in the farmhouse surrounded by family
What do you love most about your partner?
Michelle: “That Chris has ‘adopted’ my (now our) daughter as if she was always his… I couldn’t have asked for a better father for her.”
Chris: “She is strong, independent, & kind with a huge heart.”
The ceremony was filled with twinkle lights in the rustic barn and followed by cocktail hour and lawn games in the herb garden.
What did you enjoy most about the planning process with Heritage Prairie Farm?
“Your rad staff… as a bride who has never dreamed of being a bride, or dreamed of a wedding for that matter…
“…Liz walked me through each step so I knew what the heck I was doing. You all truly were the greatest help in making sure every bit of our day ran smoothly and everyone was taken care of!…”
“…Thank you!! Our guests could not stop raving about you all and their experience at Heritage!”
This stunning bouquet was made by Floral Wonders.
What were your favorite moments of the day?
“Our ceremony with our daughter, Sienna. Chris’ dance with Sienna. Enjoying and celebrating with our friends and family!’
Appetizers included ball jar elotes and al pastor tacos. Desserts were provided by Bang Bang Pies as well as The Sugar Path.
Advice to future brides? Anything you would do differently?
“I really wouldn’t do anything differently – we knew we wanted a chill, laid-back experience – and we enjoyed our time together hanging at the farmhouse prior to getting ready. It was absolutely wonderful…”
“Advice for future brides – nothing is perfect, don’t worry, enjoy the moments… it goes by way too fast!”
“Thank you, so so so much….”
“From the event space, to the food, the games, the entire experience was amazing. We are so grateful to have had our wedding with you! Thank you again for your amazing staff! Number one comment from our guests; the food is the best food they have ever had at a wedding! The drinks were awesome, and the space was perfect.”
Whatever time of year, Heritage Prairie Farm has a beautiful natural backdrop for your outdoor wedding in Chicagoland. We focus on creating truly unique and fully customizable all-inclusive weddings by providing services like in-house custom design, a wedding coordinator, custom menus and hand-crafted cocktails. Schedule a tour today and start planning your dream wedding at Heritage Prairie Farm!