After dating for 11 years, high school sweethearts Kerry and Justin said "I do" near their hometown right outside Chicago. The bride's love of old black-and-white movies inspired a classic and elegant reception that mixed Hollywood glamour with natural decor.

The couple chose a rustic color scheme of chocolate brown, bronze and dark green. "We originally wanted to get married in Colorado," says Kerry, "so we decided to bring an outdoor feel to our reception." Kerry wore a self-designed bolero jacket and blusher for her ceremony at St. Mary of Gostyn in Downers Grove, Ill., and rode around in a vintage Rolls-Royce for a taste of the fabulous life.

Votive tea lights illuminated the reception tables at the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, giving the celebration an intimate glow. A 28-person king's table featuring 10-foot birch trees, which towered over Kerry and Justin's guests, was the focal point of the room.

A vintage-inspired affair is ornamented with natural details

After dating for 11 years, high school sweethearts Kerry and Justin said "I do" near their hometown right outside Chicago. The bride's love of old black-and-white movies inspired a classic and elegant reception that mixed Hollywood glamour with natural decor.

The couple chose a rustic color scheme of chocolate brown, bronze and dark green. "We originally wanted to get married in Colorado," says Kerry, "so we decided to bring an outdoor feel to our reception." Kerry wore a self-designed bolero jacket and blusher for her ceremony at St. Mary of Gostyn in Downers Grove, Ill., and rode around in a vintage Rolls-Royce for a taste of the fabulous life.

Votive tea lights illuminated the reception tables at the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, giving the celebration an intimate glow. A 28-person king's table featuring 10-foot birch trees, which towered over Kerry and Justin's guests, was the focal point of the room.

After visiting more than 25 bridal salons, Kerry selected an ivory gown by La Sposa that she purchased at Bridal Mansion in Lisle, Ill. The simple gown allowed Kerry to accessorize (for her reception she tied a lush chocolate-brown satin sash around her waist) and make the dress her own.