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THE VERY ANTICIPATED FALL PLUM-COLORED WEDDING AT
First Lutheran Church + The Refinery, Champaign, IL
– NOVEMBER 3RD, 2018 –


On October 29th, 2017, I opened my phone to an amazing photo of some gorgeous left-hand bling with a simple “sooo, is the first weekend in November available?!” and it’s one of the very few times I cried hearing such good news. For years, Paige and I discussed what her future wedding would be like, and of course in this fantasy I was always the photographer! Well, it was finally coming true, and plans were already in motion for the big day! I’ve looked forward to Paige + Tyler’s wedding day all year long and was so honored to be there to capture it all. I arrived to a house full of girls getting ready, and my mind was BLOWN when I got a look at Paige’s dress and bouquet! SHOW STOPPERS lemme tell ya! I loved watching her get wedding day ready and especially loved the sweet moment she had with her grandmother right after putting on her gown. The ceremony at First Lutheran Church in Paxton was so pretty and sweet, and for the first time they were announced husband and wife! We headed out to Paige + Tyler’s farm where we met up with not just the bridal party, but the best honorary flower-pig ever! Penny was the star of the show and I LOVED how she followed us around during portraits! It was finally time to party and I’ve never seen The Refinery full of so many people who all had two special people in common. The celebration was one to remember and I was sad to see it all come to an end!

Paige, Tyler, I want to thank you and send you the biggest congratulations from the bottom of my heart. As anticipated as your wedding day had been, I cannot wait to see what the rest of life has in store for the two of you, and I hope you know you have a photographer for life right here! You are both going to do wonderful things and I hope you’re enjoying every minute of your honeymoon in Jamaica! Now prepare for one of my longest blog posts EVER!


I met up with Paige the week of her wedding to go over details and noticed this perfect purple wall, which she told me was intentionally painted this color simply for the big day.
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One of my favorites from the entire day!natural light photographer window morning wedding bw natural light photographer window morning wedding veil

Isn’t she STUNNING?! natural light photographer window morning wedding purple wedding plum fall groom details father daughter moment first look paxton central illinois wedding photographer midwest purple grey green rustic wedding ceremony paxton central illinois wedding photographer midwest bride walking down aisle emotional photographer first lutheran church paxton central illinois paxton central illinois wedding photographer midwest

They’re MARRIED! paxton central illinois wedding photographer midwest paxton central illinois wedding photographer midwest paxton central illinois wedding photographer midwest

When I visited the farm, we knew we had to do at least one shot in front of the barn with their “Potter” barn quilt!barn illinois wedding paxton illinois photographer plum wedding bridesmaid dresses

Only the cutest photobomb-er EVER! Penny completely stole the show and I’m not ashamed to say there are so many photos of her! paxton central illinois wedding photographer midwest groomsmen flying v pose hockey paxton central illinois wedding photographer midwest

LOOK AT THOSE FLORALS. Paige took my advice and had her dream bouquet made for the big day, and I will say it was well worth it! plum wedding day florals big flowers plum white green bouquet euclyptus groom black and white portrait illinois fall wedding season fall wedding photos international photographer purple plum grey wedding fall colors events at the refinery champaign events at the refinery champaign

What a cool idea for a “cake” – scotcheroos! snickerdoodle cake champaign chocolate events at the refinery champaign events at the refinery champaign events at the refinery champaign toasts snickerdoodle cake rustic wedding events at the refinery champaign events at the refinery champaign events at the refinery champaign

Paige’s dad and his mom. Be still my heart.
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All three of these girls are now official Mager Image Brides, and all friends! I love seeing everyone again and loved that we got a photo together!emily magers photography mager image embee videography

Don’t forget to leave a comment (or two) below to show the bride and groom some love!


Ceremony | FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH

Reception | THE REFINERY

Hair | OLIVIA KINGREN, BRITTANY SMITH, JENNY SCHROEDER

Makeup | KYLEE VERMILLION, MADDIE ETHERIDGE

Dress Store | LINDSEY LANE BRIDAL

Dress Designer | SOPHIA TOLLI

Jeweler | CHARMING CHARLIE, MICHELLE’S BRIDAL

Bridesmaids Dresses | MICHELLE’S BRIDAL

Shoes | NIKE

Men’s AttireBLACK TIE TUXEDO – MICHELLE’S BRIDAL

Rings | HUSTEDT JEWELERS

Invitations | WHITNEY MILBURN

Florist | FLOWER CART + FLORA DESIGN STUDIO

Videographer | EMBEE VIDEOGRAPHY

Caterer | BUTCHER BOY BURGERS

DJ | BOB BASS

Cookies | MARECI’S BAKERY

Musician | TONY LINDSEY

Favors | KOOZIES ONLINE

Transportation | STARR LIMOUSINE

Rental Props | OLD OAKS VINTAGE RENTALS

Veil | MICHELLE’S BRIDAL

Flower Girl Dress | PERSONAL TOUCH SEWING

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