Anna and Todd had the sweetest, intimate wedding at Oak Hill in Apple River, IL (just outside of Galena) just a few weeks ago. These two have had a whirlwind romance that began at the end of last year when they met at the nursing home where Anna worked and Todd was visiting a loved one. They noticed each other right away and slowly began talking every time Todd came by. Slowly a soft friendship grew and they began talking more and more outside of the workplace. They began dating and very quickly knew they wanted to share their lives together. They were engaged and planned a wedding at Oak Hill just a few months later. They chose just their closest friends and family to join them to celebrate their love and the start of their lives as husband and wife. They had the most beautiful weather, the laughter of friends surrounding them, and the perfect details to pull their pink and brown theme together. It was a beautiful day to begin a life together.
Anna got her hair and makeup done at the Country Inn and Suites in Stockton. Maggie from Studio One Spa & Salon in Galena came out to do her and her mom’s hair.
At Oak Hill Farm, there are three levels to the barnhouse where couples get ready. The guys get ready on the bottom floor and the bride and her girls all get ready on the third floor. Their first look and bridal photos were so sweet!!! They were so excited to be getting married and you could see that excitement radiating from their faces! These flowers Anna ordered online from a company called Eco Flowers. They make flowers out of wood and paper and can create anything you could want. Their bridal party had a lot of fun laughing and enjoying their time with Anna and Todd. With a small bridal party it’s important to really connect and enjoy each other’s company. The ceremony was held in the chapel with soft simple details accenting the beauty of the chapel itself. This car is one of my favorite things at Oak Hill. It’s so fun to have in photos and couples love including it! The cocktail hour was held on the lawn near the barnhouse. Every guest was anxious to congratulate Anna and Todd and share hugs and smiles with them! Anna and Todd decorated the tent very simply and elegantly. As you can see from the photo below, it doesn’t take much to make this tent a stunning location. When I saw these personalized M&M’s I knew we had to get a photo of their rings in them! We dumped out a jar of them, placed them so that the colors were really mixed up and took a lot of time getting these rings to balance, but the end result I totally love!
We love when our couples and their friends and family really dance it out on the floor! These guys were a blast all night and had some amazing dance moves. Todd’s brother is a fantastic break dancer and even shared his signature moves a few times. Anna and Todd ended their night with a perfect sparkler exit! What an incredibly fun way to end a fun day! Anna & Todd, thank you for letting us share your day with you and your families. We had so much fun!
Thank you to the vendors that made Anna & Todd’s day so special:
Ceremony & Reception Location: Oak Hill Weddings, Apple River IL / Photography: UnPosed Photography, Galena IL / Bridal Gown: Bridal Elegance, Bloomington IL / Bridesmaid Dress: uwdress.com / Groom & Groomsman Attire: I Do Bridal, Galena IL / Florist: EcoFlowers / Entertainment: Riniker Rhythm, Dubuque IA / Cake & Catering: The Rafters, Lena IL / Invitations: Spruce And Willow
-c & j-