Rainy Outdoor Garden Wedding Peoria, Illinois by Meredith Washburn

Outdoor Summer Evening Rehearsal Dinner by Meredith Washburn

An Outdoor Summer Evening Rehearsal Dinner at Ravina On The Lakes

Gus + Abriella are two of the coolest people I’ve ever met. I had only met them through Facetime prior to their rehearsal dinner and wedding and I knew I already loved them. The week before their wedding, I chatted with them on Facetime and played a get-to-know-you game while they were driving to Chicago to catch a flight to California. They were flying out to California to apartment/house hunt because they BOTH matched into medical residency programs out there (heck yeah!). Both Gus and Abriella are doctors and are going to be completing their residencies out in California. I can only imagine the amount of dedication and commitment (and stress) it took to plan a wedding while finishing up their last year of medical school together, interviewing for residencies all over the country, matching into residency programs, and then moving across the country. Seriously, these people are INCREDIBLE. I am so proud of both of them it makes me want to weep. I’ve been down the medical school/residency route with my own husband, and it is anything but easy (and I’m just riding along with a view from the sidelines). The amount of time and sacrifice that job entails is outrageous (be sure to thank your doctors for your care, because WOW have they put in the time and worked hard for many, many years). I cannot say enough wonderful things about these two human beings, they are just lovely in all the ways, and perfectly suited for each other. Hope you enjoy browsing through their couple photos at their Rehearsal Dinner.

Venue: Ravina On The Lakes

Paulo and Kelsey Wedding at Pear Tree Estate Champaign, IL by Meredith Washburn

Ben and Emily's Elopement in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado by Meredith Washburn

Are you planning an intimate elopement or adventure wedding?

If so, click on the contact button above and let me know all about it! One of my favorite things to do is travel and explore new places. I'm a lover of the outdoors, hiking, mountains, waterfalls, pretty light, wedding details, cascading bouquets, veils/headpieces, flowers, bridal gowns, and anything indie or bohemian. My favorite couples are the easy going, wild at heart with adventurous souls. If your wedding/elopement happens to fall in a place on my adventure-bucket-list, I have a special offer for you!

Hotel:  Estes Park Resort
Ceremony venue: YMCA of the Rockies, Overlook Chapel
Reception venue: 
Estes Park Resort
Bouquets, boutonnieres and other florals: The Enchanted Forest, Estes Park Wedding dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal
Hair & Make-up: Taylor Rae Thomas, J Bangs Salon Nashville
Tuxedos/Suits: Men's Warehouse

Catering: Estes Park Resort
Cake: Fiona’s Deli, Fort Collins
DJ/Sound and light equipment: Sounds of the Rockies