Do you ever have a dream where you step into a fairytale land full of lush greens and a blanket of full blooms? That’s exactly what it felt like at Carmen and Chris’ Belleville wedding. The entire event took place on their family’s property and business, Piggly Petals Flower Farm. When I arrived Carmen was putting the finishing touches on the guy’s boutonnieres. Her and her design team did ALL the florals for the whole wedding! I’m talking growing them, harvesting, and making every arrangement. I have never been more impressed in my life, and based on their attention to detail and quality of work, I would HIGHLY recommend them!
Generations of Love
Their ceremony was officiated by Carmen’s uncle. Their Belleville wedding was short and sweet, but could not have been more beautiful in front of the extravagant floral arbor. Once it was over, we did the list of family photos that Carmen and Chris provided. Hands down (haha pun intended, I love a good pun), the image below is my favorite photo with Carmen, her mother, and her grandmother all wearing their wedding rings on top of the bouquet. It’s not too often that I get to take this one, but just the memories of all three weddings in one photo makes me tear up every time. It’s such a beautiful moment to have.
From there I took Carmen and Chris off by themselves to capture a few sweet minutes between the two of them. While surveying the area earlier in the day, I noticed the flower gardens on the side of the house were in full bloom and they had a sunflower field! Every year I always try to find a sunflower field to do photos in, but for one reason or another I miss the season. I was ecstatic that theirs was still in bloom! Carmen said she had planted them so that way they would be blossoming in conjunction with her wedding. Gosh, I love when a good plan comes together!
Venue: Piggly Petals Flower Farm
Officiant: Carmen’s uncle, Art Bonasse
Florist: Carmen herself and Piggly Petals Flower Farm
Catering: Angel Food Catering
Alterations: FaMiri Designs
Cake & Cookies: Rumis
Hair & Makeup: Inspirations