Ray + Amanda
I absolutely love that these two have been engaged for years (yes, literally years!)... the dedication and commitment that Ray shows for Amanda is just priceless. He's so taken with her, and it really shows! (I've said it before, and I'll say it again, there still hasn't been a wedding that I haven't shed a joyful tear while hanging out behind my camera.) From the precious coin that had been passed down for generations, dangling from Amanda's bouquet to her gorgeous grandmother's pearls; this wedding was FULL of sentimental details.
With Kilbuck Creek as the backdrop and the most perfect June weather, Amanda + Ray said their "I Do's" during an unplugged wedding ceremony. Future brides; unplugged ceremonies are SO incredible... I can NOT thank Ray + Amanda enough for deciding to unplug their ceremony and allow me to fully capture their day without obstruction. It. Was. Perfect. (Hence, the behind-the-scenes shot during the ceremony of me practicing "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon". Thanks Liz!)
With each and every wedding that I have the honor of photographing, I am constantly reminded of how lucky I am to be able to share my vision, my passion, and my heart with all of my clients who turn into friends, and my friends who turn into family. I am truly the lucky one.
Ray + Amanda, congratulations again on your exquisite wedding... thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for allowing me to be a part of your most precious day. It means the world to me. I wish you both the most amazing of marriages + the happiest of ever afters.
A big thanks to all the vendors who helped make this wedding possible! Incredible job!
DRESS: Vera's House of Brides Madison, WI | http://www.verasbridals.com/
VIDEOGRAPHER: Frank Slow Films | http://www.frankslowfilms.com/about
MUA: Stay Beautiful by Callie Hauser | https://mua-staybeautiful.jimdo.com/
FLORIST: Dana's Gifts and Floral Shop | http://www.danasgiftsandflowershoppe.com/
VENUE: Kilbuck Creek Monroe Center, IL | http://kilbuckcreek.com
CATERING: Costa's Byron, IL | http://www.costasbyron.com/
CAKE: Yolo Sweets | http://yolossweets.weebly.com/
DJ ENTERTAINMENT: MP Productions | http://www.mpprod.com/
WANT TO BE AN SJ BRIDE? CONNECT WITH ME + REQUEST THE SJ BRIDE PRICING GUIDE!