A Summer Wedding at The Armour House

On a sunny July day, Nicole and Corbin celebrated their love in front of family and friends at the stunning Armour House at Lake Forest Academy. Chelsea of the Gilded Aisle Weddings, was so fortunate to be a part of the wedding day celebrations. Additionally, she loved working with such a fabulous vendor team who helped make the day run so smoothly.

Nicole and Corbin say their “I Do’s” in front of Armour House’s formal gardens fountain

Wedding Day Beauty Prep at The Armour House

Our bride started off her morning with her bridesmaids in Armour House’s classroom space. First, our beauty team for the day, Patty McGuire Hair & Makeup Artists made sure to keep the girls on schedule for their hair and makeup (which is important!) while not rushing and taking their time to make sure everyone got the look they wanted.

It’s always a bonus when you can get ready at your reception space as you don’t waste valuable photography time traveling between locations.

Wedding ceremony at The Armour House at Lake Forest Academy

Once arriving, guests were guided around the outside of the Armour House to their seats along the gardens. After a grand entrance from the Armour House down the floral and grass aisle-way, the couple said their “I Do’s” in front of the fountain and two stunning floral arrangements created by Avant Gardenia.

Cocktail hour at The Armour House at Lake Forest Academy

Following the ceremony, guests were guided to the brick patio space where drinks and appetizers were waiting for them. The indoor library space with stunning wood warm features was also open to guests with a full bar who may have been getting a little hot in the summer heat. Nicole and Corbin added a unique touch to their cocktail hour by renting a vintage Rolls Royce car which made for amazing photos!

Rolls Royce vintage car provided by Celeblux Luxury Transportaion

Reception at The Armour House at Lake Forest Academy

Nicole and Corbin chose a light and airy color palette for their florals and decor. These colors complimented the white walls and elegance of the Armour House beautifully. The couple decide to go with a sweetheart table. This allowed for a perfect view of all their guests and the stunning staircase presented at the end of the hall.

Cake design by Sugargoat decorated with floral provided by Avant Gardenia

A memorable night

Dancing took place in the Armour House’s Garden Room. Guests had easy access to take a break at their seats or head outside for a bit of fresh air. Nicole and Corbin danced the night away to the sounds of Dave Rothstein’s fabulous live band.

List of Vendors:

Planner : Chelsea Kiely with The Gilded Aisle Weddings@chelseagildedaisleweddings

Venue : The Armour House at Lake Forest Academy

Catering : Sodexo

Photographer : Bonphotage

Cinematographer : Old North Film Company

Florist : Avant Gardenia

Hair/Makeup : Patty McGuire Hair & Makeup Artists

Entertainment : David Rothstein Music

Dessert : Sugargoat

Transportation : Windy City Limousine

Vintage Car : CelebLux Limos

Photobooth : Pixster Photobooth

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