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DIY Wedding at Bluestem Farms in Northern Illinois | Caitlin + Bradley

Caitlyn and Bradley’s wedding at Bluestem Farms in Northern Illinois lived and breathed Caitlyn and Bradley’s personal style. Their wedding had the perfect DIY colorful and customized feel that made for the most intimate and loving wedding. Bluestem Farms is the perfect bare bones farm wedding venue, serving as the ideal backdrop for any couple that wants to customize their wedding day to feel like them, and that is exactly what Caitlyn and Bradley did.

Getting Ready and Their First Look

Bluestem Farms is the perfect Northern Illinois wedding venue in that they really have it all. Caitlyn and Bradley were both able to get ready at Bluestems in their two getting ready spaces before seeing each other for their first look out in their beautiful fields. Caitlyn and Bradley wanted to see one another earlier in the day so they could spend more time together and with their wedding parties before their festivities began. Caitlyn’s bridal party wore matching blue Converse which was SO Caitlyn, and Bradley gifted his groomsmen matching flasks to sip out of for their wedding day.

Beautiful Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Bluestem Farms

Their purple and blue wedding colors were so beautiful to see all together throughout their ceremony. Though they had a first look earlier that morning, their emotions were still heightened as Caitlyn walked down the aisle towards Bradley at Bluestems Farms’ outdoor ceremony space. It was such a sweet moment that set the tone for the rest of the ceremony, and really the entire rest of the day. These two had all of the feels as they shared vows amongst family and friends and I am still so in love with it all!

Indoor Wedding Reception at the Barn on Bluestem Farms

Caitlyn and Bradley’s indoor reception at the Barn at Bluestems Farms was personalized beautifully to fit their vision. Everything bit of décor was DIY by Caitlyn, which really made it feel like them! They shared a first dance before heading out for some sunset portraits overlooking the fields around the venue. The indoor barn covered in twinkle lights was the perfect space to celebrate these two as they danced the night away.

I loved documenting Caitlin and Bradley’s wedding day at Bluestem Farms in Northern Illinois! Their day was such a fantastic celebration of their unique love, and I cannot get over it. Bluestem Farms was the perfect space for them to host this celebration, and it made me love this venue even more than I already did. For more love stories like this be sure to check out my blog, and if you’re ready to book me to document your day be sure to send me an inquiry through my contact page!


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