St John’s Lutheran Church – Ash Grove, Onarga, IL
The Linden, Rantoul, IL
Holy cow you guys. I seriously just want to make this the worlds longest blog post ever and show you every single image from Kassandra + Jordan’s wedding. From the colors, to the dresses, to the party animals that came out right after the ceremony was over, I loved it all.
I would have never guessed it from the two quiet, sweet, innocent people I met at their engagement session, but these two are an absolute riot! Or at least they are when around their best friends anyways. I met the girls at the cutest salon ever, GLAM, in Milford, IL and they were all primping and prepping for the day ahead. Kassandra + Jordan had booked me for my all day coverage, so when Kassandra texted me that morning to let me know the girls were ahead of schedule (which almost NEVER happens, btw), I jumped in my car early and headed to meet them as to not miss the final details of hair and makeup. It also meant that I didn’t have to run around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to capture both the morning details and the girls getting ready. I loved it, and had extra time to perfect detail shots and get a bit creative.
After, I followed the girls to the church as my second shooter Ron was meeting up with the guys at Jordan’s parents’ home. I captured Kassandra as she got into her dress (oh, the dress), and Ron got Jordan as he got ready. To say I am obsessed with Kassandra’s dress is an understatement. Seriously. I keep a photo of it on my phone and show anyone and everyone how gorgeous Kassandra looked in this dress. It was perfect from the coffee color to the illusion back covered in beautiful lace that hinted at her tattoos on her back, ahhh, I fell in looove with this dress. And Kassandra rocked it.
The ceremony was beautiful, and I loved being able to finally see the inside of St. John’s Lutheran Church as it’s this gorgeous brick church literally in the middle of no where. I used to drive by it on my way home every weekend and was always curious. The crew then loaded up into the Star Limos Party Bus, and let loose. When we met back up with them in Rantoul, the party was on! Bridal portraits were so much fun, even if I may have lost my voice for a bit. I don’t think these two could take a bad photo, as their bridal portraits are some of my all time favorites! They even let me drag them back outside to try a few lighting techniques with the sunset!
Anyways, I’m going to stop now, or I’d ramble on and on about this wedding. This was one for the books! Kassandra + Jordan, thank you from the bottom of my heart for including me on such a meaningful day in your lives. I truly am honored. Enjoy!
Thank you to the following vendors for making Kassandra + Jordan’s day so special:
Church: St John’s Lutheran Church – Ash Grove
Reception Venue: The Linden
Bridal Gown: Elite Bridal
Bride’s Jewelry: Elite Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Elite Bridal
Tuxes: Elite Bridal
Catering: The Linden
DJ: Elite Entertainment
Limo/Party Bus: Star Limos
Cake/Cupcakes: Caroline Kuhn
Favors: Discount Mugs
Florist: Flower Shak
Hair & Makeup: GLAM Salon
Bride and Groom’s Wedding Bands: Stall & Kesslers Diamond Center
Invites & Programs: Wedding Paperie