Byron Colby Barn
Byron Colby Barn
1561 Jones Point Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
I didn’t believe Pleasantville actually existed until we showed up at the Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake to shoot Lauren and Nick’s rustic barn wedding. It was the most adorable place for a wedding! Nick explained to us Prairie Crossing – the community surrounding the Barn – is a conservation community, focusing on development planning and healthy, happy lifestyles. It was the perfect location for Lauren and Nick’s wedding, which about more than just the marriage between the two of them – it was about family and unity.
The Byron Colby Barn provided a number of different areas for different parts of the wedding day, and we started out with the ceremony and cocktail hour outside in the Pavilion adjacent to the Barn. The trees provided comfortable shade for guests and dappled sunlight lit the bride and groom as they exchanged vows.
Between the ceremony and reception, we explored the grounds of Prairie Crossing as we did the bridal party photowalk. A gazebo lined with sea grasses sat in the middle of a courtyard that was surrounded by quaint and picturesque homes. We dismissed the bridal party and stole away to the edge of the lake where we captured a few quiet moments between Lauren and Nick before the festivities began.
The Byron Colby Barn, which was built in 1885 and restored in 1996, features soaring timber ceilings that Lauren and Nick enhanced with twinkle lights and a grain silo that made a moody (and echo-y) bar.
We absolutely loved photographing this venue and we hope to bring Joshua Albanese Photography back again very soon!