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Colorful Summer Wedding At Ashton Hill Farm | Galena, Illinois

I had the pleasure of visiting Galena for the first time to design for Amanda & Aaron's colorful garden inspired wedding. Originally planned for early fall, their wedding was postponed due to the pandemic. We finally got to celebrate their wedding the next summer at the beautiful Ashton Hill Farm Galena. Believe me when I tell you that 'spectacular views' at this new wedding venue is such an understatement! Just take a look at the ceremony photos and you'll see what I'm talking about.


Everyone was all smiles the morning of the wedding, and it was so good to finally see everyone in person and celebrate this couple! Just based on what I've observed the past two years, I think going through the experience of a postponement shifts people's perspectives a bit. Once the big day finally arrives, there's such a sense of gratitude and joy from everyone involved.


I absolutely adored the floral designs we created for Amanda & Aaron. She wanted to achieve a romantic and colorful look, with lots of warm, cheerful tones and plenty of greenery. A lush 'illusion' arch framed the couple at the ceremony, and doubled as a great addition to the photography backdrop in the reception space. As for greenery, just check out those dramatic bridge arrangements with airy greenery vines across the guest tables! A total of 48 feet, these greenery bridges added so much drama and lushness to the space, yet still felt light and modern.


The colorful arrangements featured 'romantic antike' garden roses, 'cold brew' and 'quicksand' roses, white ranunculus, red amaranthus, white stock, and berry colored scabiosa.




bride and maids getting ready at Ashton Hill Galena

elegant bride at sunset with colorful cascade bridal bouquet by Studio Bloom Iowa

Studio Bloom Iowa bride and maids with wedding bouquets in summer berry tones

Studio Bloom Iowa wedding bouquets in summer berry tones



Groom and groomsmen in navy suits at Ashton Hill Farm Galena

Bride walking down the aisle at Ashton Hill Farm Galena Studio Bloom wedding flowers

Studio bloom Iowa ceremony aisle flowers ground arrangement

Wedding ceremony illusion half arch with flowers and greenery by Studio Bloom Iowa

Studio Bloom Iowa floral illusion half arch with bride and groom kissing

Colorful foam free cascade bouquet by Studio Bloom Iowa wedding flowers

bride and groom scenic view Galena with Studio Bloom Iowa bridal bouquet




colorful sweetheart table ground arrangement by Studio Bloom Iowa wedding florist

Floral arch backdrop with neon sign flowers by Studio Bloom Iowa

Wedding reception floral centerpieces and smilax bridge arrangement by Studio Bloom Iowa

reception floral arrangement and greenery bridges by Studio Bloom Iowa

Colorful garden centerpiece by Studio Bloom Iowa wedding florist





· Photography: Erin Allsup Photography

· Event Planning & Rentals: Elowen Events

· Floral: Studio Bloom

· Venue: Ashton Hill Galena

· Dress: Casablanca Bridal

· Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo, Asos, David's Bridal, The Dessy Group

· Suit: The Black Tux

· Desserts: Take the Cake

· Catering: Rafters

· Stationery: By Invitation Only

· Neon Sign: Mariglow Neon