Backyard Wedding for Colby & Ben
06.05.21 | Private Residence, Monticello
I first meet Colby and Ben in January 2020 with their wedding day just about seven month away! You could tell Colby had been dreaming about this day with a vivid vision for their dream day!
The wedding day she envisioned was a casual and laid back style with family & friends, centered around a bohemian wedding look. Colby shared her vision board with me full of moody colors, peacock his & her chairs, vintage lounge furniture and macrame accents. This look was a perfect blend of their two styles, an outdoor & laid back groom with a trendy & put together bride.
As we continued to wedding plan, I got to learn more about the couple’s story and their careers here in Illinois. Ben owns a landscaping company and Colby works for Remax Realty. With both of them having busy schedules the changes due to the ups & downs with the pandemic was a lot to manage. However, this couple never wavered and were so gracious in working with me to pivot their day of coordination services. Over the next few months, they came to the difficult decision to postpone for a year to June 2021 and move the dream day to their backyard.
We met about 2 months before their wedding day to walk the backyard and it was not your typical backyard. It was a stunning property, very well landscaped, with animals and hay barrels. Colby had already made all of the plans to rent a tent, lights, vintage furniture, rentals, mobile bar truck, food stations and even thought about parking!
On their wedding day it was absolutely stunning! It was a perfect laid back setting but had so much attention to all of the details and design. There was a slider, pretzel and appetizer station as well as carving station. The best part was a toss up…you could have tray pass appetizers and a drink before the wedding OR all you can eat donut bar! It was great to be a part of wedding coordination their ceremony and reception as to see the them become husband & wife.
When I’m asked “Why am I a wedding planner?” It’s because for me, to be able to guide a couple through an overwhelming experience and then see them on their wedding day unconditionally loving the day as a life memory they will never forget, is one of the most rewarding and continue blessing for me in my life’s career! Thank you Colby & Ben for choosing me as your planner and entrusting me with your wedding vision 🖤 @colbyyknapp
CUT it. | Donuts
GLOW it. | Thrive Salon
DRINK it. | The Fieldhouse
PLAY it. | Complete Weddings & Events
EAT it. Pan & Cake Catering Co
SMELL it. | Create A Scene
SNAP it. | Natasha Sebens Photography
RENT it. | Create A Scene, Let’s Party Rentals, Illini Trailers
SELECT it. | Private Residence