Backyard Wedding Perfection
I can remember pulling up to the family farm on the morning of Becca and Shyler’s wedding just like it was yesterday. Becca had her hair and makeup already finished and she was organizing last minute wedding details (she’s a wedding planner, so it just comes natural). Her bridesmaids were already in their dresses and ready to go. Shyler was getting ready to put on his wedding attire and their son, Lucas, was in his room playing video games until the time came where he was needed for pictures (typical kid LOL). The ceremony was going to be small and intimate with all of their closest friends and family and I think everyone was already there by the time I showed up. After taking a few “getting ready” pictures, of which Becca and Shyler helped each other get ready (how sweet), they both wanted to share some gifts they had for their parents and it was very touching watching them all open them up.
We then moved outside to start portraits. It was the most perfect spring afternoon and the sun was shining bright. I love portrait time, of course, but my favorite part of the afternoon was watching Becca and Shyler say their vows to one another. They said the most genuine and kind words to each other. Some made them laugh and others made them cry. Touching inside jokes that made them slightly giggle and words that were almost too hard to even read because they were too emotional to do so. I teared up myself at one point and just prayed that everyone stayed in focus! It was honestly one of the sweetest and more caring ceremonies I’ve been a part of. I’m telling you guys, small and intimate weddings are something that I’m on board with!
After the ceremony, a few more portraits, a race for the Fireball (you’ll see that below) and confetti cannons were shot off, we made our way to the Columbian Club (it’ll always and forever be known as the KC Hall to me LOL) in Pinckneyville, IL. The hall was decorated beautifully by Twig Floral Designs. Jonathan and his team always do such an amazing job. I loved all the black linens and candles. It was definitely romantic and with Becca being a wedding planner, I knew this wedding would be absolutely perfect. Seriously, it was the most perfect day. I don’t know how else to describe it. One of my favorite parts of the reception was having my caricature done by Bax Illustration. It was my first wedding that a bride and groom hired artists to do that and the guests were eating it up!
It was hard narrowing down my favorites, but I’ve finally made my decision and I can’t wait to share with you their wedding day. Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Mathis!
A huge shoutout to these amazing vendors that I worked with that day.
Reception Music: Corey Evitts
Videographer: Media by Molly
Makeup: Nailed by Tay
Bride’s lashes: Molly’s Studio
Coolie Cups and Cups: County Journal
Caricature Artists: Bax Illustration
Decor/Florals: Twig Floral Designs and For the Love of Lights
Venue/Food: Pinckneyville Columbian Hall
Donuts: Strange Donuts
Cookies/Cupcakes: Yay Cupcakes and Mama Lee’s
Ring: TJ’s Fine Jewelry