• Outdoor fall wedding in Glenview, Illinois
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  • Melissa Sweet lace wedding dress, back detail
  • Melissa Sweet wedding dress with sweetheart neckline and sash
  • Vera Wang Lavender jewel-encrusted slingback bridal heels
  • Toni Federici lace-edged, scalloped bridal veil
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  • Diamond platinum engagement ring from The Jewelry Exchange
  • Purple bridesmaids dresses by Coralie Beatrix, via Etsy
  • Braided bridal updo hairstyle
  • White garden chairs for outdoor wedding ceremony
  • Wooden
  • Purple and white ribbon decor for outdoor wedding ceremony
  • Romantic outdoor wedding photo by Emilia Jane Photography
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  • Small wedding centerpiece of white mums
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  • Bride and groom waltzing their first dance to Lady Antebellum

A Casual Fall Wedding in Glenview, Illinois

One couple invites their closest friends and family to a simple, intimate outdoor affair.

It was raining the night Matthew proposed to Hollyn in a clearing just beyond the woods of Brentwood, Illinois—but the bride insists the splatter of raindrops made the moment even more special. "I love the rain," she says. "It was a lovely, perfect moment in the rain, with only the two of us and the deer."

The pair knew from the start that their September wedding wouldn't be held in a church. "We started with how we wanted the wedding to feel, which was fun, intimate and an event our friends and family would talk about for a long time," Hollyn explains. To this couple, that meant a celebration held outdoors, "surrounded by our family and closest friends."

Photo: Emilia Jane Photography