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Intimate Wilder Mansion Elmhurst Wedding | Caitlin & Jared

May 18

Filed in: Wedding

I officially kicked off my 2022 Chicago wedding season last Saturday and I couldn’t have started off with any more of a bang than with Caitlin and Jared’s Kentucky Derby themed intimate Wilder Mansion Elmhurst wedding.

May 7th has always been this couples DAY. Their first day. The day Caitlin said yes. And after May 7th, 2022, their 11th anniversary day, the day that they became married! As huge Kentucky Derby fans who throw a party every year to celebrate, it was only fitting to host their BIG day, with a hint of derby flair.

The day started at their stunning Lombard, Illinois home where everywhere I looked, there was a beautifully and intentionally thought out room filled with gorgeous art, decor, and no detail left undone. Caitlin has an incredible talent for interior design and it shows in her and Jared’s pandemic project – making their Lombard house a home! Caitlin and Jared got ready solo, with an appearance by their darling pup and bestie, Cooper. They locked up their front door, and were greeted by a white Rolls Royce to chauffeur them to their ceremony space!

Their ceremony was held at Pin Oak Allee at the wonderful St. James Farm in Winfield, Illinois. Caitlin’s best friend, Heather, officiated the ceremony absolutely beautifully, The Office quotes and all.

Next up was their Intimate Wilder Mansion Elmhurst Wedding reception. All guests donned their best fasteners – like Caitlin’s gorgeous headpiece from Carol Kennelly – bow ties, and hats. Old fashioned’s and French 75’s adorned the rooms along with bright, happy colors from guests attire. Cocktail hour was finished with the exciting finale of the Kentucky Derby and followed by a delicious dinner and the remainder of the night spent on the dance floor. Except for the occasional Portillos cheese fountain break.

This Intimate Wilder Mansion Elmhurst Wedding day was so uniquely Caitlin and Jared and filled with so many special touches to the couple. I feel so honored to have been a part of the fun and couldn’t be happier for this sweet duo! Congratulations guys!

Vendor // Love

Photography: Meg Adamik Creative | @megadamikcreative
Coordinator: Weddings by Jennifer Fox | @weddingsbyjenniferfox
Officiant: @heatherhoo22
Ceremony Venue: St. James Farm | @stjamesfarm
Reception Venue: Wilder Mansion | @wildermansion
Hair: Libby Talaber | @libby_cutss
Makeup: Elena Darrus Makeup and Hair | @elanadarrus
Dress: Vowd Weddings | @vowdweddings
Fascinator: Carol Kennelly | @carol_kennelly
Cheese Fountain: Portillos | @portilloshotdogs

Vendor // Love

Photography: Meg Adamik Creative | @megadamikcreative
Coordinator: Weddings by Jennifer Fox | @weddingsbyjenniferfox
Officiant: @heatherhoo22
Ceremony Venue: St. James Farm | @stjamesfarm
Reception Venue: Wilder Mansion | @wildermansion
Hair: Libby Talaber | @libby_cutss
Makeup: Elena Darrus Makeup and Hair | @elanadarrus
Dress: Vowd Weddings | @vowdweddings
Fascinator: Carol Kennelly | @carol_kennelly
Cheese Fountain: Portillos | @portilloshotdogs

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