Wedding Planning RECAP @ Elawa Farms

The team at Liven It Up Events is becoming quite the experts on barn and farm weddings!  We have seen the trend turn into a more common wedding venue selection for more and more couples. Being in an urban environment, we do not have any barns in Chicago that we can work in, so we find ourselves traveling into the suburbs for these couples and we love it!

This wedding was for a small group of people, 60 guests in total.  It took place at Elawa Farms in Lake Forest.  This is such a cute and quaint area and farm.  We were lucky enough with a small amount of guests, we could host the dinner in the barn!  But first, as the guests arrived, we had cocktail hour right outside of the barn which was so much fun!



Once we moved inside the barn, we were all set for dinner.  It was so much fun designing this set up as the couple wanted to use fun colors, coral and navy, along with using rustic elements, like lanterns on their tables.  We were able to do that by using the cross back chairs, colorful linens and rustic elements integrated into their floral pieces.

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Missy at Blue Plate Catering, did such a great job with the food, served an amazing two course dinner.  Being that is was summer, we began the wedding with a watermelon and feta salad, and guests had a choice of beef or crab cake!


One of the best parts of working in a barn is there are always some fun props laying around.  the cake sort of looked lonely in the corner, but we had some extra lanterns and found some crates to dress it up nicely!

10635925_10203428750571790_3984953411755254067_nThis was such a fun and intimate wedding on a farm, in a barn!  Stay tuned for more Wedding Planning RECAPs by Liven It Up Events to come with more barn weddings later this year!