Real Wedding: Brittany and Gregory's Heartfelt Wedding by Agnes Malorny Photography (Chicago, IL)

Today’s romantic rustic real wedding by Agnes Malorny Photography based in Chicago, IL has so many heartfelt details. Here’s a short story from Brittany, the lovely bride:

The inspiration behind our wedding was something we had both agreed on from the very moment we started planning. We wanted our wedding to be classic, romantic, and rustic, and for our day to really show who we are and where we have come from.

More story + heartfelt details after the cut!

 

Real Wedding: Brittany and Gregory's Heartfelt Wedding by Agnes Malorny Photography (Chicago, IL)Real Wedding: Brittany and Gregory's Heartfelt Wedding by Agnes Malorny Photography (Chicago, IL)

My flower girl dresses were handmade and designed by a good friend of ours. She also added pieces of my mother’s wedding gown to the back of my dress.

Real Wedding: Brittany and Gregory's Heartfelt Wedding by Agnes Malorny Photography (Chicago, IL)Real Wedding: Brittany and Gregory's Heartfelt Wedding by Agnes Malorny Photography (Chicago, IL)

My veil was made to replicate my great great grandmother who I am named after. My wedding gown was bought through Brides Against Breast Cancer… it all turned out to be very emotional as my grandma was diagnosed a month before our wedding.

Real Wedding: Brittany and Gregory's Heartfelt Wedding by Agnes Malorny Photography (Chicago, IL)Real Wedding: Brittany and Gregory's Heartfelt Wedding by Agnes Malorny Photography (Chicago, IL)

My maid of honor designed the menus as well as the programs.

Real Wedding: Brittany and Gregory's Heartfelt Wedding by Agnes Malorny Photography (Chicago, IL)agnesmalorny008

Real Wedding: Brittany and Gregory's Heartfelt Wedding by Agnes Malorny Photography (Chicago, IL)agnesmalorny012

I also had a groom’s cake custom made to replicate a firefighter’s helmet on top of a fire-hose to add a little touch of my groom’s love for his profession.

Real Wedding: Brittany and Gregory's Heartfelt Wedding by Agnes Malorny Photography (Chicago, IL)Real Wedding: Brittany and Gregory's Heartfelt Wedding by Agnes Malorny Photography (Chicago, IL)Real Wedding: Brittany and Gregory's Heartfelt Wedding by Agnes Malorny Photography (Chicago, IL)

We chose to display our rustic touches through burlap table runners, lantern centerpieces and votive candles. Our table numbers were handmade by my friend and I from wood and burlap.

Real Wedding: Brittany and Gregory's Heartfelt Wedding by Agnes Malorny Photography (Chicago, IL)Real Wedding: Brittany and Gregory's Heartfelt Wedding by Agnes Malorny Photography (Chicago, IL)

We had a friend make a banner that said where we come from and displayed photos of our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents. Instead of doing favors, we gave a donation to feed starving children in memory of my good friend Meghan that lost her battle to cancer.

 

Real Wedding: Brittany and Gregory's Heartfelt Wedding by Agnes Malorny Photography (Chicago, IL)Real Wedding: Brittany and Gregory's Heartfelt Wedding by Agnes Malorny Photography (Chicago, IL)

Congratulations Brittany and Gregory, and thank you Agnes for sharing!

Looking for a wedding photographer based in Chicago, IL? Check out her website for more information.

What do you think of today’s real wedding? Let us know in the comments below!

Vendor Credits: 

Photographer: Agnes Malorny Photo
Groom’s cake: Ann Marie’s Cupcakery
Wedding cake: Delish Cakes
Bride’s Gown: Brides Against Breast Cancer
Flower Girl Dresses + Bride’s Veil: Lori Gelinas
Hair: Mary Jo Merola
Makeup: Makeup Diem – Dawn ‘Allen’ Smit + Dawn Allen Smit
Ceremony: St. Lukes Lutheran Church
Reception: Arrowhead Golf Club


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