Tara and Michael's Wedding At The Falls | Southern Illinois Wedding Photographer

I wouldn't be surprised if you have already heard me RAVING about Tara and Michael. The excitement that surrounded their wedding day is contagious! They have been together for a decade, and it was easy to see from the very beginning that these two are best friends. In the last two years, they planned a wedding, became puppy parents, advanced in their career worlds as a lawyer-law enforcement combo (which makes them superheroes in my opinion), and tackled so many other milestones side by side. It has been a pleasure to photograph a piece of their love story!

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Their wedding was sprinkled with police puns. Love it!!

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The family Chevelle was the perfect wedding getaway car!!

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And, the "Just Married" sign was from their grandparents' wedding day!

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Can we just all take a minute to awe at how STINKIN CUTE Morgan is?!

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After the first dances, Tara and her mom shared a special dance. It was Mother's Day weekend, so they invited all of the mother-daughter guests to join them. It was so amazing to see everyone out there cheering, hugging and dancing to celebrate their moms!

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The cheering continued when Grandma and Grandpa were the last couple standing during the anniversary dance.

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And, just when we thought the day couldn't possibly get any better, they broke out the sparklers. Congratulations, Tara and Michael!


Vendors:

Second Photographer: Kelsey Burgener

Ceremony Venue: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Columbia, IL

Reception Venue: The Falls Reception and Conference Center, Columbia, IL

Florals: Gena Ronshausen and Carolyn Teeter

Wedding Cake Designer: Katy Cakes

Hair/Makeup: Vida Verde Studio Salon and Boutique

Bride's Attire: Bridal Manor Waterloo

Groom's Attire: Bridal Manor Waterloo

DJ: Top Cats

Videography: Strike a Pose


Shot by Chelsea serves Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and beyond with natural, authentic wedding photography. This is achieved through genuine friendship, constant support, and an all-inclusive experience. Visit our website to inquire about our services! 

Chelsea LieferComment