RYAN + SHANNON | Southern Illinois Wedding Photographer
Ryan & Shannon were married in the gorgeous St.Patricks Church in Enfield, Illinois on July 9th, 2016. Not only did they say I do but Shannon's son gained a new man in his life too!!! He was so excited and happy about the big day...but also very excited for his mamma. I have to say that another thing which stood out on this day was that everyone was so helpful and genuinely happy for the couple. The bridesmaids and parents all helped out in any way they could as well as the groomsmen. It was so refreshing to see so many genuinely happy.
First looks are always some of my favorites. It never gets old watching a groom see his bride for the first time. Especially for the guys who are more reserved...This is a time when they can show their emotions without everyone watching. I know the brides truly appreciate this moment as well and usually these are the photos they cherish the most.
The moments between a Mother and Son just before the wedding...there is nothing like it. Nothing. I have tried to put words to this for the last 30 minutes yet they seem inadequate. It's a precious moment. Just that.
Green doors are my FAVORITE! St.Patricks Church in Enfield, Illinois is one of the most beautiful quaint churches I've ever had the pleasure to work in. From the green doors to the wood and stone inside it needs very little decor added.
To see more photos from this day please visit their gallery here:http://www.estherbloomphotography.com/webb
Band/ DJ: Memory Lane
Bride: Annes Bridal Paducah, KY
Shoes: Betsy Johnson
Rings: Jared the Galleria of Jewelry
Bridesmaids: David's Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Lesley Ray at Hair Creations
Groom: Joseph A. Banks
Venue: St.Patricks Church & Elks Lodge
Cake: Chocolate Sweetness by Jessica Simmons
Catering: Yesterday's Catering in Carmi, IL
Floral Design: Jamie Howard at Stein's Flowers