Daren & Amanda {married}

Daren and Amanda have a relationship that makes you step back and think ‘they just fit’ – truly, a perfect linking of two hearts uniquely molded together. Their wedding day was stunningly perfect – late fall sunshine poured through every window as Amanda joyfully prepared at their town house. Surrounded by her parents, bridesmaids and several handsome feline friends. Amanda’s attention to detail saturated their wedding day; the moment I stepped through her front door her love of vintage and perfectly coordinating decor made me realize how carefully she’d woven in the things she loves to her wedding day. Every little touch pointed back to the gentle, lovely woman who chose them.clary4 clary1 clary2 clary3 clary5As soon as both parties had arrived at Whitetail Ridge Golf Club, Daren was set for the couple’s first look. Amanda approached him slowly and it was one of the most peaceful and sincere first looks we’ve ever witnessed. So many emotions led up to this moment and their reactions were priceless.
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The couple enjoyed a few quiet moments together before their bridal party joined them. We had so much fun with this group. The sunshine and warm breeze made it feel like summer!
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Daren and Amanda were surrounded by their family and friends on Whitetails back patio as they became husband and wife, in a heartfelt ceremony. Shortly after the ceremony, the couple snuck out to catch a few photos with the most gorgeous sunset. The views at Whitetail were breathtaking.
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Such a happy day surrounded by so much admiration and love for each other. We loved being a small part of it. We are so happy for you two and wish you all the best. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for you two!

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Pete + Julie {married}

Pete and Julie met in high school. They went to prom together as friends and then parted ways. Several years later, out of the blue, Pete asked Julie out. Once they started dating, it was as though they had never been apart. When you see the two of them together, you see deep, long-lasting love for each other…and their love for all things country 🙂
Is there anything better than a Fall, country wedding?!
Pete and Julie tied the knot on an absolutely beautiful Fall day. It started at their home, where Julie and her bridesmaids prepared for the day ahead.
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A traditional wedding mass took place at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Minooka.
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After the ceremony the bridal party went to Julie’s family’s farm for photos, and we were thrilled! What’s a country wedding without a tractor, barns, silos, cornfields, and cowboy boots?!
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The reception was at Chapins East in Minnoka. The details included tractor models as table numbers, delicious Fall flavored cupcakes, and red apple sangria. The theme of Pete and Julie being ‘meant to be’ continued through the night.
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Pete and Julie, we were truly honored to capture your beautiful wedding day! Thank you for letting us be a part of it – we wish you nothing but the best and many, many years of happiness together!