Years ago, June used to be the most popular month for weddings, and Anna and Collin’s June wedding was a reminder why. What a perfect day to get married. The day was bright and sunny, warm but not too hot.
The stately New England style Christ Church in Normal Illinois was their ceremony location. Most notable at this wedding was the family love that was prevalent among everyone involved. There seemed to be no in-laws, only brothers and sisters. Everyone made it so enjoyable to be photographers for this beautiful wedding.
While many weddings have flower girls and ring bearers, Anna and Collin made it known that children were welcome and wanted at their wedding. When a baby began crying during the ceremony, Pastor Bob, Anna and Collin all smiled and accepted it in stride, then all the guests did as well. It was not an interruption. Instead, it was like an ice breaker that helped everyone relax. With Pastor Bob’s lead, it was warm and touching.
After stopping for some outdoor photography on this ideal day, a reception followed at the Miller Park Pavilion in Bloomington Illinois, a great location for weddings with huge windows on three sides to let in an abundance of daylight, great for photography. We have had the pleasure of photographing numerous Weddings, Proms and Homecoming Dances at Miller Park Pavilion, and hope to photograph more events there in the future. Nelson’s Catering of Springfield Illinois made it a superb wedding reception and served a delicious meal.
June weddings are back.
Photographing a wedding at the Patrick Haley Mansion in Joliet is fantastic. There are numerous picturesque settings at one convenient location, and we had lots of sunshine for Melissa and James’s beautiful May wedding.
The wedding party had a great time getting ready upstairs in the beautifully appointed dressing rooms of the Patrick Haley Mansion. The bridesmaids’ deep red dresses were perfect for a sunny day. Melissa and James looked regal. Their outdoor ceremony was held under the pergola, and officiated by Rev. Jim Rehnberg, who also officiated the wedding of Melissa’s parents!
After a superb sit down dinner, no one missed the incredible dessert bar. Everyone celebrated and partied and had a great time dancing to the music of Music by Design. Melissa and James, it was truly a pleasure photographing such a warm and friendly couple, your families and wedding party. We wish you the best in your new life together.
It was such a JOY when Christi and Matt contacted us to photograph their beautiful wedding! Christi and her family remembered us from photographing her sister Vicki’s wedding to Tim in 1978! We could not ask for better clients than this.
Christi and Matt held their ceremony before a full house at the Christian Church in Christi’s hometown of LeRoy, Illinois. Christi’s exquisite dress is from Michelle’s Bridal in Champaign, IL. Her six Bridesmaids and Flower Girl looked perfect for a May wedding in deep purple bridesmaid dresses, also from Michelle’s in Champaign, IL. Christi’s little Pug Pansy was the Pug of Honor, walking down the aisle wearing a wreath of spring flowers. She was adorable!
After their ceremony, a festive reception was held at The Chateau in Bloomington. After dinner, everyone danced the night away to the fantastic musical arrangements of The Steve Edwards Orchestra from Chicago.
Christi and Matt, thank you for remembering us, and choosing us to photograph your beautiful, beautiful wedding! We wish you the very best in your new lives together.