A Rustic Winter Wedding @ Abbey Farms in Aurora, Illinois

 

As I write this, there are 47 days left until Spring. ¬†That leaves 47 more days to celebrate this amazingly stylish winter wedding that was shot with the help of one of Aurora’s most romantic wedding venues, Abbey Farms. ¬†With a rustic feel and a sunset that lasted for what seemed like forever, I was able to capture the warmth of love in what can be a bitter cold.

Here I love you.
In the dark pines the wind disentangles itself.
The moon glows like phosphorous on the vagrant waters.
Days, all one kind, go chasing each other.

The snow unfurls in dancing figures.
A silver gull slips down from the west.
Sometimes a sail. High, high stars.
Oh the black cross of a ship.
Alone.

Sometimes I get up early and even my soul is wet.
Far away the sea sounds and resounds.
This is a port.

Here I love you.
Here I love you and the horizon hides you in vain.
I love you still among these cold things.
Sometimes my kisses go on those heavy vessels
that cross the sea towards no arrival.
I see myself forgotten like those old anchors.

The piers sadden when the afternoon moors there.
My life grows tired, hungry to no purpose.
I love what I do not have. You are so far.
My loathing wrestles with the slow twilights.
But night comes and starts to sing to me.

The moon turns its clockwork dream.
The biggest stars look at me with your eyes.
And as I love you, the pines in the wind
want to sing your name with their leaves of wire.

–Pablo Neruda

This shoot was made possible with a little help from my suburban friends in the industry:

Venue: Abbey Farms in Aurora

Makeup: Kate Jordan Artistry in Suburan Chicago

Design: Garland and Lace in Aurora

Invites: Lemon Press Printing in Wheaton

Cake: Sugar Path Bakery in Geneva

Tableware: Tastefull Affairs in Naperville

Shop the LOOK:

blue velvet shoes by Sam Edelman, boho dress by Gunne Sax By Jessica McClintock, warm knitted wrap by Target’s Threshold Brand, light knitted wrap by Chic 2,

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