BEN + REAGEN WILLIS | Southern Illinois & Indiana Wedding Photographer
This is what it looks like when your best friends baby sister gets married....I'm not sure who cried more on this day. The details were absolutely stunning while the venue was just gorgeous!!!! & Lets just talk about this dress!!!!! House of White you knocked it out of the park on this dress.
Something pretty unique about this bride is that she does the Hair & Makeup for many of my shoots & even did my own wedding! She is fabulous! I can't say that enough! So, while getting her own hair done she was checking out some of the work she did in our new bridal magazine. Then her sweet hubby decided to surprise her with a video telling her how much he loved her & couldn't wait to make her his wife....with an envelope of DOLLY PARTON tickets!!!! MEET & GREET!!!! I can not even....Blessed. She is BLESSED!
Putting on the dress & then seeing your niece & grandmother peeking in...priceless!
One of the most beautiful set of sisters you will ever meet. Inside & out. So thankful to have been able to capture them praying together. & The sweetest groom who couldn't wait to get ready just so they could have a first look!
For any bride who is questioning "Can first looks be special?" Just look at them!! Have you ever seen such joy?!? This is one of my favorite times of the day. Especially when you have 2 overjoyed people like this.
The one thing I can say about this couple is that they truly were this excited & happy the entire day. They were so laid back & just genuinely happy to be getting married. I felt so honored to be the one they chose to capture their special day.
Miss Reagen Lynn Leithliter is now Mrs. Willis......but I will always see you as the sweet lil 6 year old who never left my side on family vacations while having an obsession with disney!
This bridal party was so sweet & laid back that they made the day go by so easily. THANK YOU!!!!
And to top off the evening, my father was actually the one who got to marry them! So not only did I get to photograph one of my closest family friends, my family was there as well! He did amazing & there wasn't a dry eye in the room.
One of the happiest most genuine moments you will ever see is when the bride & groom are walking down the aisle just after they are married....every time. It is magical.
Now can we just talk about the cake for one minute....words are simply inadequate. My mother made this gorgeous cake for the couple & not only did it look fantastic it tastes just the same. I was so thankful for her generosity as were the rest of the people who were able to enjoy it.
The first dance started off nice & sweet...
Then it was like a flash dance mob happened. I loved every second!
And the sweetest Father / Daughter dance award goes to......... Mr. Lance Leithliter & his baby girl.
This reception was such a blast watching so many people get on the dance floor with the greatest DJ (All about you DJ) I know my son Axel had a wonderful time on the dance floor busting a move!
Fireworks sendoff was a success!!! We hope nothing but the best for this new couple & the start of their new family together. We are so happy for you. If you would like to view more please view their direct gallery here:
Dress | House of White
Rings | Brinkers & Master Jeweler
Brides Jewelry | Flutter
Shoes | Antonio Melani
Hair | Eden Salon - Jennifer Dobbs
Make up | Reagen Willis (the bride herself)
Floral Design | Steins Flowers in Carmi
Suits | Mens Wearhouse
Cake | Daisies & Dandelions Couture
Catering | Rolling Hills Country Club
DJ & Uplighting | All About You DJ
Venue & Reception | Rolling Hills Country Club