Desireé and Steven's Classic Summer Wedding | Southern Illinois Wedding Photographer
Desireé and Steven are one of those couples that could make a stranger smile with the love that they share…not that they’ve ever met a stranger. Their compassion for each other ( for the tiny spider building a home on Desireé’s steering wheel) and for everyone around them is sure to pull you in. And, their wedding day was exactly that, magnetic. Keep scrolling to see their contagious joy!
They envisioned a simple, classic wedding day centralized around family. I’d say great-grandma’s pearls alone nailed it.
I’ve been discussing a “first touch” with all of my couples who opt out of a first look, and the emotions that unfold during those quiet moments is such a beautiful thing to witness! The sweetest part was that Steven decided to keep his eyes closed even with his back turned. He didn’t want to risk peeking.
My second photographer, Kelsey, captured this next photo of the ring bearer pretending to step on the bride’s train..so mischievous! haha!
So. Much. Joy.
I’m obsessed with her bridal bouquet created by Twig Floral Designs!
Second Photographer: Kelsey Fritsche
Ceremony Venue: St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chester, IL
Reception Venue: American Legion Hall in Chester, IL
Florals: Twig Floral Designs
Cake Designer: Hoeckele’s Bakery
Bride’s Hair: Hannah Dethrow of H&H Salon
Bride's Attire: Bridal Manor
Groom's Attire: Bridal Manor
Caterer: Broadway Bar and Grille
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