Alexis had eyes for Brian from the very beginning – excitedly anticipating every visit Brain made to her house to see her dad. Fast forward to their wedding day, and it’s obvious how deeply they care about each other, simply by the way the look at each other. I love how involved Brian was in making their day all they wanted it to be. He attended every meeting I had with them, built by hand the beautiful cake table, and did everything to make sure Alexis had the wedding she dreamed of. Alexis had such great attention to detail – from the lovely bags with supplies for her bridesmaids, to the hand-written seating chart for the reception – everything was perfect.

Alexis and Brian prepared for the day at separate homes in Carlyle, Illinois. Alexis was brought to tears by not only what Brian wrote in his note to her, but also the fact that he took the time and care to write soooo0000 much! Brian received a gun for his wedding gift – which if you know Brian, was a great choice, as he’s an avid hunter. After getting dressed, we took some pre-wedding portraits (separately), as well as, capturing a “blind” first look once we arrived at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located in Carlyle, Illinois. It was a beautiful ceremony in a beautiful sanctuary, capped of by the releasing of helium-filled balloons during their grand exit from the church.

We swung by the Swinging Bridge (General Dean Memorial Bridge) in Carlyle and the Carlyle boat docks for a few creatives. We stopped at Jay’s Flamingo for a few drinks on the way to the reception, hosted at Buxton’s, located in Beckemeyer, Illinois. Maid of honor, Olivia (sis) and best man, Tyler, delivered some entertaining toasts; the band and DJ had the dance floor busy the entire evening. We capped things off with a sparkler tunnel as our coverage of their day came to an end. Presented below are a few of our favorite photos and the feature film we created for them from their day…

Ceremony: St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Reception: Buxton’s Banquet Hall. Reception Decorations: Receptions by Robin. Hair: Hollywood Hair. Makeup: Perfectly Polished. Florist: Ahners Florist (New Baden). DJ: Majestic Moments. Cakes: Diekemper Cakery.