Before the reception we made our way to the Pierre Menard Home for more portraits. I've taken a LOT of pictures there and for some reason there was a new lady working that day and she really didn't like the fact that I was there bothering her tourists as I was taking pictures. I told her that nobody needs to move and I work around people touring the home. I mean come on, I realize it's a historical home and I can't just shut it down every time I want pictures there. We were only there for maybe 30 minutes but it was a beautiful 30 minutes and I'm so glad we decided to go.
The reception venue was perfect for me as a photographer. It had tons of windows letting in natural light and the walls and ceilings were white. I would love to go back to that venue for sure! Tables were covered in navy linens with white/navy striped runners and white lanterns. The backdrop for the head table was stunning with blue drapes, lights and white florals. It was absolutely stunning.
Mark and Melissa, thank you so much for allowing me to be apart of your big day. I had an amazing time and I'm so excited to show off my favorites!!!! Enjoy!
I loved Melissa's Kate Spade earrings!
Their first look! Mark was amazed!
I absolutely LOVE this picture! Great church for pictures.
Melissa's grandfather walked her down the isle. They are VERY close.
Melissa sure does love her grandfather. Love this pics.
Church | St. Johns Lutheran Church, Red Bud, IL
Reception | St. Patrick's Parish Hall, Ruma, IL
Florist | Twig Floral Designs
Bride's Dress | Vera Wang, David's Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses | David's Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen | Hooker's Men's Store, Sparta, IL
Hair & Makeup | Serendipity Salon, Pinckneyville, IL
DJ | XMC Mobile DJ
Cake | Groom's Mother
Invitations | Mariah Design Agency, Chester, IL
Honeymoon Location | Sandals Whitehouse, Jamaica