Real Weddings

moments of love, laugther and joy

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Rebecca & Justin’s romantic and classic wedding day was supposed to be in Texas, but they switched plans last minute to the local coffee shop in St. Charles, IL. You would never have known it was plan B because their day was full of emotions and special touches, and it was such a joyful day! […]

Cassidy & Chris’s intimate summer wedding at Blumen Gardens in Sycamore was the perfect day! The warm June weather meant they had an intimate outdoor ceremony surrounded by close family which made for beautiful photos and Marcy’s romantic peonies added a soft, romantic touch. Chris and Cassidy are really easy to put in front of […]

Russell and I got married in June of 2016. We were so excited to plan our perfect wedding day – a backyard party at his parents farm with a three hundred person guest count. We got married at the beautiful Barrington United Methodist Church on a warm summer day. We chose peach and green for […]

Jill & Jarred’s November wedding at their home church in Genoa and their reception at Blumen Gardens was filled with so much love and joy! Jill & Jarred have been together since high school and their wedding day finally came! Jill wore a blushing lace dress that complimented her bridemaid’s burgundy tea-length lace dresses perfectly. […]

Emma & Jake’s elegant wedding at the modern, industrial venue called The Standard in October was one of my favorite weddings to date!!! They only had 3 months to plan it all, and it was the most beautiful, simple yet sophisticated wedding I’ve ever been to! The Standard is a gorgeous, industrial venue in downtown […]

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