NIC + JENNA | Southern Illinois Wedding Photographer
Southern Illinois has had a rough time with flooding the past month, however that did not stop this couple from having an AMAZING wedding. Nic + Jenna tied the knot in the beautiful First Baptist Church in Fairfield, IL. With friends and family by their side they said I DO & we went to a nearby park for photographs with their wedding party. It was such a nice day having a few hours in between the rain and we were so happy it paused for us.
The bridesmaids wore the most stunning gold sequin gowns from Ella Park Bridal by Christina Wu while the guys wore Michael Kors suits from The Male Connection in Fairfield. I was so excited as well when viewing the florals for the first time...Nathan Gentz from The Watering Can knocked it out of the park with the bridal bouquet. I LOVED everything about it.
Its no secret that first looks are a favorite time of mine to shoot...this one proves that over and over again. Watching the groom get excited to see his bride and being able to capture that intimate moment never gets old. & when they shed a tear or two....YES PLEASE!
This duo stole the show as they were so well behaved and just plain adorable! Jensyn + Callen you can come to any wedding you want!
The reception was held at Johnny & Junes in Flora Illinois. We love the venue & it is set up so nicely for receptions. The rustic charm along with the industrial features make this such a unique venue. While dinner was going on (Bare Bones BBQ by Matt Kinney & it was DELICIOUS) the storms & flooding started rolling in again. Some brides would have had a meltdown yet this crew just kept on going & everyone made the best of it. It makes for good stories too right?!?
Hair & Makeup | Brittany Simpson & Ashley Turner
Gowns | Ella Park Bridal | Christiana Wu
Suits | The Male Connectiontion | Michael Kors
Floral | The Watering Can | Nathan Gentz
Jewelry | Gottman's Custom Jewelry
Coordinating | Amelia Byars
Music & Uplighting | All About You DJ
Vidography | Eyenamics
Catering | Bare Bones BBQ | Matt Kinney
Cake | Lora Harrison
To view more images from this wedding please visit the full gallery here: N+J WEDDING GALLERY
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