A Rustic Ashley Farms Wedding Ashley + Max | Yorkville, IL

Nov,13

Ashley and Max’s wedding day was so much fun! They were married at a barn venue called Ashley Farms in Yorkville, IL on a foggy, drizzling day. Max was dressed in a brown tweed best complete with khaki pants and a navy tie, while Ashley wore a lace dress by BHLDN and the bridesmaids wore gorgeous navy dresses from David’s Bridal. The pocket watch that Max carried with him was a family heirloom passed down to him by his uncle. Ashley carried a handkerchief that was previous her great aunt’s and wore a jewelry set that was once owned by her grandmother. It was so touching to watch Ashley’s mom help put the jewelry on her … piece by piece. I especially loved how the baby’s breath in Ashley’s hair matched the men’s boutonnieres and that the crinkled flowers in the flower girl baskets were a compilation of all the flowers Max had given her throughout their relationship. I was stunned that she had saved them all and loved that she found a way to use them on their wedding day! So sweet!

This is a Irish couple through and through! Not only are their last names Irish, but Ashley teaches Irish dance at Tooromeen School of Irish Dance and Max plays in a band. I had the opportunity to watch him play (and see Ashley dance!) after our initial meeting and they are both incredible! Max not only plays one instrument but FOUR (including the Uilleann pipes, bouzouki, guitar, and tin whistle. Many of their friends are also musically inclined, and played their chosen instruments around in a circle to add to the atmosphere at their cocktail hour.

Their reception was held in the main barn and it was simply stunning! It featured 2 levels with a balcony overlooking the dance floor, several chandeliers, and access to the outside where there were hanging twinkle lights and a firepit (Yes, they were out there roasting smores!! YUM!). Each table included handmade caramels as well as cupcakes that were made by Nothing Bundt Cakes. I had these cupcakes for the first time this year, and I think it’s safe to say they’re my favorite!!  I’ll admit that I ate 2 of them myself. SO good!

Ashley and Max’s day was incredibly sweet and special in every way! It was an honor to be there for their wedding and to have them as my last wedding of 2017! It was such a wonderful wedding season and I can’t wait for my next one in January!

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Vendor Spotlight:

Venue: Ashley Farms

Cake + Cupcakes: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Wedding Dress: BHLDN

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Florals: Village Flower Shop

DJ: Fantastic DJs and Photo Booth

Hairstylist: Amy Hoover with Salon Platinum

Dress Alterations: Action Fabrics 

Second Photographer: Maria Harte

  1. Emma

    November 13th, 2017 at 6:10 PM

    Oooooh I love these photos and that venue! Looks like it was a perfect day!

  2. Carla

    November 13th, 2017 at 6:45 PM

    Love all the photo of the wedding details!

  3. April

    November 13th, 2017 at 7:45 PM

    What a gorgeous day and beautiful venue!

  4. Elizabeth Nord

    January 8th, 2018 at 12:16 PM

    Thank you April!

  5. Cassie

    November 13th, 2017 at 8:29 PM

    These are gorgeous! What a beautiful venue!!

  6. Elizabeth Nord

    January 8th, 2018 at 12:16 PM

    I loved the white washed barn! Thank you!

  7. Lilly

    November 13th, 2017 at 10:33 PM

    So gorgeous! I’m a sucker for navy blue! What a great way to end your wedding season for the year!

  8. Elizabeth Nord

    January 8th, 2018 at 12:15 PM

    Ah! Me too! Navy is one of my favorite wedding colors.

  9. Laura

    November 13th, 2017 at 11:44 PM

    Wow! What a beautiful wedding! They will cherish these photos forever!

  10. Elizabeth Nord

    January 8th, 2018 at 12:15 PM

    Thank you Laura!

  11. Teri

    November 14th, 2017 at 1:12 AM

    Oh my goodness! The detail! The venue! These are gorgeous!

  12. Elizabeth Nord

    January 8th, 2018 at 12:15 PM

    Thank you so much!

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