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  • Writer's pictureBeth Boelter

Tera and Shawn's Intimate Wedding at The Loft

Updated: May 11, 2021

June was a busy month for us, and along with several baby and bridal showers, we had the honor of hosting Tera and Shawn's intimate wedding at The Loft of Elements Preserved, our intimate Venue in Elgin, IL. Small weddings are our favorites; when we get to help create a beautiful event for our couples, and their very closest family and friends, it's even more special. The light and airy loft was filled with accents in gold and brass, while the color scheme remained white and off-white.

Bride walks with her father during the wedding march

Tera and Shawn visited The Loft a few months before their tentative date, and after our tour and brief consult, I heard back from Tera quickly that they were in love with the venue! After consulting with a few photographers and determining available dates, they settled on their June date, and within three months, it was wedding day!

Tera wanted her floral decor to be mainly "greens", and after deciding upon renting our vintage mantel as their ceremony backdrop, I suggested a climbing wall of greens, which Tera loved. It was simple and elegant, and perfect for the look she wanted.

Intimate moments while saying their vows in front of their loved ones are the most special moments.

Celebratory first kiss in front of our vintage white mantel at The Loft of Elements Preserved, Elgin, IL

Beautiful, white, bridal bouquet with touches of green were the bride's simple requests

Our vintage ivory settee and matching chair provided the perfect place for wedding photos for the bride and groom and their families.

Lounge seating provided many photo opportunities during the evening.

Tera chose to add our gold geometric candle holders and brass taper candle holders to each of our farm tables. The beautiful wedding florals were created by Jordan, owner at *JCEden.

Farm tables set for the wedding reception at The Loft of Elements Preserved, Elgin IL

Evening light and candle light on the farm tables makes a beautiful ambiance at The Loft of Elements Preserved, Elgin, IL

Plated dinners were provided by My Chef Catering, and everyone loved the choices available. While photos were taken during cocktail hour, numerous appetizers were provided for guests enjoyment. My Chef Catering staff provided on-site service throughout the event!

The Loft of Elements Preserved during our couples wedding ceremony provides an intimate, welcoming feel.

Charcuterie tray was a welcome appetizer following the ceremony at The Loft of Elements Preserved

Speeches by close family members after the ceremony in The Loft of Elements Preserved

First Dance for our bride and groom at The Loft of Elements Preserved

Cheers to the new couple as they celebrate with champagne toast

The Loft provides many photo opportunities with it's natural light windows, but you'll also find many great urban spots nearby The Loft for outdoor photo opportunities. Some of our favorites are just steps away.

wedding party cheers in front of The Loft of Elements Preserved, Elgin, IL

Bride and Groom on the steps of a nearby urban brick building

bride and groom share a secret kiss outside The Loft of Elements Preserved in Elgin, IL

We appreciate the opportunity to have hosted another beautiful wedding at The Loft of Elements Preserved, and look forward to creating more beautiful and memorable events for our clients. If you're looking for a hidden gem event space, you've found an elegant and intimate Venue at The Loft of Elements Preserved. Thanks, Tera and Shawn, for choosing to celebrate with us! And, thanks to The Still Life Photography for capturing the celebration so perfectly!


Florals - Jordan at JCEden

Catering - My Chef Catering

Rentals and Styling - Elements Preserved


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