We were all so excited for Elizabeth and John’s wedding day in downtown Chicago this year but life threw us all a curve ball with COVID-19. Elizabeth and John knew they still wanted to get married in June though and luckily, microweddings were allowed in Ohio (where John and his family are from). Their plans changed from the large guest list wedding in downtown Chicago to a small, intimate wedding day at Jorgensen Farms in Ohio. I, for one, was so happy to see them embrace the crazy of 2020 and do something special for themselves despite coronavirus messing up their original wedding day plans. I could not have imagined a more beautiful day which was all planned with the help of Tanya Irelan.
The wedding was filled with lots of greens and white with dashes of lilac purple which was seen through the bridesmaids dresses, Barry (their dog)’s bow tie, and around the cake. They even had lavender sprigs placed on the menu cards at each person’s seat which I adored. Elizabeth and John were surrounded by their closest family and friends during this intimate celebration and it was truly perfect. They sweetly provided custom hand sanitizers and face masks with their names and wedding date engraved on the front to ensure everyone felt stylish and safe. 🙂 There were many, many special moments on their big day but the first look with Elizabeth and her dad was a real tear jerker! I also loved seeing the bridesmaids’ reaction to Elizabeth in her dress!
There were several special details for the wedding that were provided by the bride’s sister. First were the 1000 hand made origami paper cranes that made up the wedding altar. Talk about a labor of love!! The 1000 paper cranes symbolize 1000 well wishes for the bride and groom in Japanese tradition. I also read it has become a symbol of hope and healing during difficult times. Don’t you just love that? Elizabeth’s sister also surprised her with their grandfathers dog tag from when he served in the military. He had recently passed away and couldn’t be there for the wedding day, so this was really emotional for Elizabeth to receive.
In the back of the ceremony spot was a beautiful pond and field full of green. We used every inch for photos of the couple and their amazing wedding party. As the sun went down, we snuck outside for more photos with the bride and groom which are always my favorite! These two were so chill and up for anything. The reception was beautifully decorated with white tablecloths and gorgeous florals provided by Kelly at Jorgensen Farms. Their first dance was outside under the twinkle lights and then we sent the couple off with a fun sparkler exit!
Congratulations Mr and Mrs Lima! Love you guys and wishing you guys all the happiness in the world!
Photography – Elizabeth Nord
Ceremony & Reception Venue – Jorgensen Farms, Oak Grove
Video – Old North Film Company
Cake – The Cake Studio
Floral/Decor – Jorgensen Farms (Kelly)
Hair/Makeup – Hannah with Le Reve Makeup
Stationary – BB Letters