Skyler and Hillary were married on September 28th, 2019 at the First General Baptist Church in McLeansboro, Illinois. It was an absolutely gorgeous day! Everything ran smoothly and was just perfect for this sweet couple! I have know Hillary since she was little (our dads have worked together for years), and I am so happy she found a man like Skyler. You can tell these two are crazy about each other! I was so honored to been asked to photograph their wedding day! :)
CEREMONY LOCATION: First General Baptist Church, McLeansboro, IL
RECEPTION LOCATION: The Big Red Barn, McLeansboro, IL
OFFICIANT: Alan Spangler
HAIR STYLIST: Jaralynn Murphy, Salon 6, McLeansboro, IL
MAKEUP ARTIST: Natalie Webb, Salon 6, McLeansboro, IL
CATERER: Uncle Joe's BBQ, Ina, Illinois
CAKE: Alicia's Sweets, Broughton, Illinois
FLORIST: Amy Galloway
DJ SERVICES: Mark Auten, Spectrum One, McLeansboro, IL
My second shooter, Peyton, and I arrived at Salon 6 at 11 to take some shots of the finishing touches on the girls' hair and makeup. Jaralynn, Natalie, and Sesley all did an amazing job making the girls look fabulous! :)
After that, we headed to the church. While the girls were having lunch, we took the detail shots of Hillary's shoes, jewerly, and flowers! And let's take a moment to admire that dresss! With all the lace detail it was sooo classic!
Hillary's lovely momma, Teresa, helped her into her dress before we headed outside for some bridal and bridesmaid portraits.
Hillary looked stunning! :)
MAID OF HONOR: Maleah Lynch
BRIDESMAIDS: Falisha Biggerstaff, Jessica Roberts, Hallie Wilkerson, & Jessie York
Hillary went to the loft in the church to hide out until the ceremony. With her out of sight, I got the boys together to get some shots of Skyler and his groomsmen.
The handsome groom...
BEST MAN: Garrett Turrentine
GROOMSMEN: Cheston Beard, Dylan Kaufman, Andrew Kanik, & River Steele
USHERS: Chad Flannigan, Gavin Ingram, & Justin York
The wedding started at 3:00. Everything was equally as gorgeous and flawless... A perfect start to this new chapter together! :)
RING BEARER: Drake Ingram
FLOWER GIRL: Lilly Turrentine
Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Kelsoe!
After the ceremony, we took some family portraits at the church and then headed to the reception location at Harre's Big Red Barn. We got some photos of the entire wedding party together...
...and then (my favorite part) photos of the happy couple! :)
These two were so easy to work with and made my job sooooo easy!
The reception began around 5:00 inside the Big Red Barn. It was the perfect combination of rustic charm and classic beauty! Everything looked amazing!
Their first dance as man and wife...
It was such a fun night!
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Kelsoe on starting this new chapter together! I wish you both nothing but a lifetime together full of happiness, laughter, and love. Thank you for allowing me capture these memories for you! :)