Today we have pictures to share with you from this beautiful wedding at Wilder Mansion in Illinois, USA, photographed by Rojo Foto Design. Not only did Whitney and RW incorporate so much of their lives into the style and vision for their wedding with books, art, libraries and handmade elements, but they surrounded themselves with their amazing friends and family and celebrated in a beautiful way.
“Both RW and I found our wedding theme becoming an idea of natural elegance, although our initial plan of attack for the wedding was to simply pick what we loved; luckily it all fell beautifully into place.
“For our flowers, I found myself drawn to the fresh cotton bolls from the fields of Alabama, Crespedia, Ranunculus, and fresh succulents from the garden. Our cake was ginger and fresh blueberry, with a butter cream frosting pouring between the layers of cake, exposing the browned sides of the cake’s baked edges. Our venue was the old Elmhurst Public Library which was built in 1922, and it wasn’t until 2003 that it closed its doors to being an official library; what a hidden gem and inspirational setting this was for us, since RW is a librarian. From that inspiration we handcrafted paper chains from book pages, planters cut out of whole books, and table numbers made out of vintage books, with chalkboard paint applied to the surface of the book covers which allowed us to write on them. With the building’s stunning chandeliers, old silvered mirrors, tiled fireplaces, hardwood floors and unique crown moulding, pure elegance emerged to swiftly pair up with that natural tone already in play.”