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Mike + Shellie | Coral, Ivory & Brown Classic Wedding – Campbell Hill, IL/Chester, IL

April 12, 2014

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These days, Pinterest is THE SITE to go to for planning a wedding. With all the ideas out there, a bride can be overwhelmed planning her wedding. Sometimes, being classic and traditional is the way to go. I love classic and beautiful weddings, especially Mike and Shellie’s wedding. Shellie’s bridesmaids wore coral floor length gown, they all carried arm bouquets and Shellie wore a dress filled with layers of ruffles and a little bit of bling. It was all so elegant and the flowers were gorgeous. Mike and his groomsmen wore tan tuxes with camp vests. To be honest, it was a pretty camo LOL, if that even exists. It blended in quite nicely with the coral and it didn’t stand out too much. The camo still blended with the classic look of the bridesmaids and decorations of the wedding. And even though it was a tad bit chilly on their wedding day, we couldn’t have asked fore a better day for portraits. There was a shade tree behind the church were we did all the pictures. The coral dresses just popped against those tan tuxes.

The reception hall was stunning as well, the only thing was by the time I got there it was hard to get all the detail shots of the tables and centerpieces. Sometimes I can get into a hall and get pics before guests arrive and other days I cannot due to scheduling, etc. It’s not the end of the world but since I love shooting detail shots I had to just be okay with the pics I got. The head table, though, was amazing! I want to call it shabby chic…. with shades of green and coral. A bunch of old antique doors became the backdrop for the bridal party and it came in handy for the toasts. It’s always nice to see how a bride can decorate a hall for weddings. I’ve shot numerous weddings at the American Legion Hall in Chester, IL and they all have looked different. That’s the beauty of this job, you get to see so many different weddings come to life.
Mike and Shellie, I want to congratulate you again on your marriage. It was an absolute perfect day and I’m so honored that I got to be apart of it. 

LOVED Shellie’s dress.

AHHHH love this picture!!! So elegant and classic.

Look at that coral pop!

They decided to let balloons go after the ceremony as a family.

A stop at the Covered Bridge before the reception.

I HAD to post this one…. don’t kill me Shellie!

Yes…. this happened!

At least Mike helped Shellie clean up 🙂

If you were there… you know what happened! So funny and a great story to tell for years to come.

Great toasts given by the MOH and BM.


Ceremony | St. Peter Lutheran Church, Campbell Hill, IL
Reception | Chester American Legion Hall
Florist | Bonnie Heiple, Gifts by Bonnie
Dress | Bridal Manor, Waterloo, IL

Bridesmaids | Bridal Manor, Waterloo, IL
Groomsmen | Hooker’s Men’s Store, Sparta, IL

Bride’s Hair | Shear Locke Combz, Sarah Nagel

Invitations | Your Custom Invitations, Amanda White
Cake | Jodie’s Ol’ Farmhouse, Chester, IL
Catering | Prime Cut Catering, Steeleville, IL, Rick Schroeder
Band/DJ | Krystal Klear, Chester, IL
Honeymoon | Cabo San Lucas

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