60’s-Inspired Pastel Wedding: Kristine + Lisle

60s pastel wedding

Happy Monday, lovely friends! We’re excited to kick the week off with a beautiful 60’s-inspired Chicago celebration, hosted at Prairie Production. Kristine + Lisle’s wedding day was filled to the brim with the prettiest vintage touches + a relaxed and romantic pastel color story. Kristine wore a dreamy custom blush pink gown from Avail & Co. and they served their guests breakfast for dinner, as a nod to their first date at a diner. Love that they truly did things their way, and didn’t fuss with or worry about sticking with tradition. Here’s more about the day from Kristine:

We had toyed with several themes (mid century modern, Wes Anderson, 60’s New Years Eve), but felt that with the budget we had, we couldn’t do any of them justice. Lisle and I both gravitate towards vintage things anyway, so we just started collecting pieces that we liked. Everything started coming together when my bridesmaid, Emily, created a mood board for us with photos of everything we had. We were very lucky, everything just worked. We called our mood board “honky chateau.”

Big thanks to The Weaver House for the super gorgeous photography and congratulations to Kristine + Lisle on a lovely day!

gold glitter heels

pastel wedding dress

pastel wedding dress

first look

Don’t settle on the things that mean a lot to you. I’m a dress lady. You will rarely ever see me in pants, but trying to decide on a wedding dress was not easy. I had 18 concepts of my dress made before Rachel (of Avail & Co) started putting it together. I felt a little crazy while we were going back and forth with designs, but the dress turned out beautifully and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

60s pastel wedding

60s pastel wedding

60s pastel wedding

60s pastel wedding

We focused on the music to make the wedding feel very personal. Lisle and I are both musicians, so we picked every song with care to make our wedding feel like a personal reflection of us.

60s pastel wedding

chicago wedding

chicago wedding

chicago wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

We were just in awe seeing all of our friends and family who traveled near and far to be there and support us for our wedding. It was really amazing.

chicago wedding

chicago wedding

bubble exit

wedding party

floral print bridesmaids

How cute are the gals in their happy BHLDN frocks?!

floral print bridesmaids

pastel bouquets

pastel bride

60s inspired groomsmen

medal boutonnieres

find your seat

pastel reception

sweetheart table

The tablescapes exuded the prettiest vintage feel + were filled with lots of romantic, pastel touches!

succulents and stock

bud vases

table numbers

billy balls

chalkboard menu

vintage plates

vintage plates

colored napkins

mrs floral sign

cocktail drinks

breakfast buffet


dessert bar

gummy favors

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Here There and Everywhere – Aptera Strings (String Arrangement, Performed Live)

Recessional: Evelyn – Serge Gainsbourg

First Dance: Forever – The Beach Boys

first dance

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

If you are planning everything on your own, consider hiring a day-of-coordinator. We had the ceremony and reception in the same space and collected so much stuff that the thought of having us or our family and friends coordinate all of that was daunting. I loved all of our vendors, but I have no idea how the day would have gone without Katie at Smitten Bride. We spent a lot of time collecting things and creating special details for wedding. Having someone execute the vision allowed us relax and really enjoy the day.

Also, take some time to write your vows! They're so important, but can be difficult to write. I stressed about writing them for two weeks before the wedding.

photography: The Weaver House // venue name: Prairie Production, Chicago, Illinois // florals: Larkspur // wedding dress: Custom from Avail & Co // hairpiece: Twigs & Honey // bride's shoes: Madewell // hair stylist: Nightingale Beauty // makeup artist: Lash One // groom attire: vintage Yves St. Laurent and tailored by De Louice // catering: FIG Catering // cake: Magnolia Bakery // music: Rachel at Toast and Jam // officiant: Fr. Jef Johnson // day of coordination: The Smitten Bride // photo booth: The Traveling Photobooth // ceremony musicians: our friends Billie and Brendan // bridesmaid's dresses: BHLDN