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.
One of my favorites from the entire day!
Isn’t she STUNNING?!
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!
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!
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!
What a cool idea for a “cake” – scotcheroos!
Paige’s dad and his mom. Be still my heart.
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!
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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
Bridesmaids Dresses | MICHELLE’S BRIDAL
Shoes | NIKE
Men’s Attire | BLACK TIE TUXEDO – MICHELLE’S BRIDAL
Rings | HUSTEDT JEWELERS
Invitations | WHITNEY MILBURN
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