Brody and Adrieanne were married on August 31, 2019 at Saint Patricks Catholic Church in Enfield, Illinois. I am honored to have been asked to capture memories of their special day! I went to school with Brody so I have known him for years, and I am so happy that he found a girl like Adri. Adri works at the preschool where my children attend each day, and she has been nothing but sweet to my babies! She has such a big heart, and Brody is a sweetheart himself. These two are definitely the perfect match! Their wedding was absolutely gorgeous down to the smallest detail! Everyone was calm and laid back, and it really was a perfect day for this sweet couple. Here are some highlights of their big day... :)
CEREMONY/RECEPTION LOCATION: Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Enfield, IL
OFFICIANT: Father Vincent Obi
HAIR STYLIST: Gwen Allen and Emilea Kelly
MAKEUP ARTIST: Sierra Smith
CATERER: Little Giant, Carmi, IL
CUSTOM SIGNS: Gratitude & Grace Designs, DuQuoin, IL & Mahaylah Mabrey, Mane Designs, Sesser, IL
CUSTOM EASEL: The bride's little brother :)
FLORIST: Kelley Hicks (the bride's aunt), Mane Designs, Sesser, IL
DJ SERVICES: Off the Chain DJ & Photography, Centralia, IL
My second shooter, Peyton, and I arrived at the bride's parent's (Vince and Sharon's) house to photograph the girls getting ready. When we arrived, the bride and bridesmaids were getting their hair and makeup done, so Peyton and I focused on getting all the detail shots. I LOVED the colors and all the rose gold!
While the girls were finishing up final details and having lunch, Peyton and I ran over the the church where the boys were getting ready. We took some pictures of the wedding decor while the boys were getting dressed. Afterwards, we went out to Dolan's Lake to get some shots of Brody and his groomsmen and ushers.
BEST MAN: Caleb Kirsch
GROOMSMEN: Kyle Ragan, Jason Waier, Nicholas Mitchell & Zeb Gidcomb
USHERS: Andy Sutton & Cody Swartz
RINGER BEARER: Tate Swartz
After the groomsmen shots, the boys went back to the church, and Peyton and I went back to Vince and Sharon's. By this point, Adri was ready to get dressed and put on her jewerly.
She looked absolutely stunning!
After everyone left, Adri opened a gift from Brody. He got her a necklace. She had another necklace she had planned to wear but decided she'd wear her new one from her soon-to-be husband instead. :)
We went back to Dolan's Lake to take bridal shots and pictures of Adri and her bridesmaids.
MAID OF HONOR: Kelsey Daniels
BRIDESMAIDS: Dani-Lyn Hill, Mahaylah Mabrey, Emily Haskins & Jessi Stone
FLOWER GIRL: Cora Sutton
We all headed to the church to wait for the ceremony to start. Again, all the details were gorgeous! I loved all the signs too!
GUEST BOOK ATTENDANTS: Abe & Addy Sutton
As is tradition, Brody and Adrieanne did not want to see each other before the wedding., but they did want to meet prior to the ceremony to pray together. We placed Adri on one side of the corner of the church, and Brody on the other side so they couldn't see each other but could still hold hands in prayer together.
The ceremony began at 4:00 and was equally as flawless and beautiful as the rest of the day had been.
Words by the groom's father, Vince, and then Father Obi.
MUSIC: Meghan Barrow & Whitney Hopfinger
Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell! :)
After family shots at the church, the whole wedding party went back to Dolan's Lake. We got some whole group shots and then sent everyone back to the church except for the bride and groom. Now for my favorite part of the day - photos of the Bride and Groom! :)
The couple also asked if we could go to Brody's grandparent's, Bernie and Marie's, house to get some shots with the old sheep barn. We went here for their engagement session, and I think this spot was a favorite for us all! It's such a cool old barn with a lot of memories for the Mitchell family!
We arrived at the reception around 6:00. While we had been taking pictures, the wedding guests had been gathering together and socializing at the church. Brody and Adrieanne made their grand entrance, Brody's father said a blessing over the food, and everyone ate dinner.
After everyone had ate, Brody and Adri cut their wedding cake...
...danced their first dance as husband and wife...
...and the other formalities began! It was such a fun night! :)
Thank you so much Brody and Adrieanne for allowing me to capture your special day! Everything was gorgeous, and it truly was an honor to be a part of it! I wish you both all the best as you begin this next chapter together! :)