May 3, 2021

Taylor + Eric | Wedding

Posted in: Weddings

Beautiful Fall Wedding – Perryville, Illinois

Jewel colors are some of my favorites colors. Purples, blues, greens, that was the color palette for Taylor and Eric’s November wedding. I first met up with Taylor at her home along with all of her bridesmaids. They had hair and make-up come there to their home and when I walked in I could smell the scent of bacon and all the breakfast fixin’s. Taylor’s bridesmaids were fixing a great spread of food to fill their bellies for the full day they had before them. Eric was getting ready at Taylor’s parents home and once they were all ready we made our way to Fort Kaskaskia for their first look.

The thing with this first look was… we had to find somewhere dry to do it! It was pouring down rain and the only thing I could think of was the pavilions at the park. When we got there, though, there was another wedding set up at the main lookout point where you can see the river. We actually ended up crashing that wedding setup and used the corners of that pavilion for their first look and some bride and groom portraits. Since they other wedding guests were starting to arrive, we obviously couldn’t stay there so we just made our way to their site for the ceremony and reception.

Both the ceremony and reception were taking place at the same location, the KC Hall in Perrvyille, MO. I haven’t been there before and they really have a great spot for a reception. It had my heart when I saw the wood beams! The space was decorated with beautiful fresh florals in the jewel tones and greenery. The ceremony spot had these amazing old wooden doors and there was a pretty light feature hanging there as well. It was the perfect setup for Taylor and Eric’s wedding.

Okay, so funny story before I end this blog post. In the middle of dinner, people start coughing and sneezing and then more and more people began doing the same thing, me included. Come to find out, pepper spray on someone keychain had gone off and the whole room basically got sprayed! They opened up all the windows and doors and aired out everything for a good 45-60 minutes before it got better. It was interesting and definitely a wedding I’ll never forget!

After the pepper spray incident and everything cleared up, the night ended with amazing music from the band Champagne Fixx. They were seriously so dang good. I wanted to stay longer to hear them but I had a little bit of a drive home and I wanted to get home to import pics and look for previews. I have a ton of favorites but I think I’ve narrowed it down. Enjoy looking my favorites below.

Getting ready for the FIRST LOOK!

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