Becky and Kevin planned a stunning fall wedding at Eagle Ridge Resort and they truly lucked out by getting the perfect mix of falling leaves, changing tree colors, and perfect not-too-cold weather. From the minute we first met these two we couldn’t wait to photograph their wedding day! Working with them throughout their planning process was a breeze. They asked all the right questions, were never afraid to get in touch with us, and listened to the advice we gave them. Because of this they not only had a perfect and lovely day, but they also ended up hiring the most incredible wedding vendors that took care of them from start to finish so they didn’t have to worry about a single thing!
Becky chose one of our favorite rental homes at Eagle Ridge Resort to get ready in. We love this house because there is so much pretty natural light which makes your getting ready photos beautiful and helps your hair and makeup artists. Becky only wanted her mom to help her get dressed so that she could come out of the room and get a great reaction from her bridesmaids and dad. I LOVED the looks on their faces when she walked out of the room!!! Aren’t these ladies all so beautiful together? Meanwhile, Kevin was getting ready in a nearby home where his guys were all hanging out.
Because the sky was a bit overcast that day, it really opened up a lot of opportunities for where we could take Becky and Kevin for their first look and photos. We chose a really pretty little pond for their first look and they loved it 🙂 Then we spent some time exploring some other areas of Eagle Ridge. Mostly we were on the hunt for great trees which were pretty easy to find on this amazing weekend. Next it was time for their wedding party to join us. This wedding party was so great! They were super attentive and kept Becky and Kevin laughing which helped them not to get nervous for their upcoming ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Point Patio at Eagle Ridge. Becky and Kevin worked with their officiant to create a meaningful ceremony with lots of moments that drew tears from those who know them best. You could say they were pretty happy to be married! We embraced the glowy sunset right after the ceremony and grabbed a few quick sparkly sunny photos before the reception.
Their reception was so pretty and simple! It was all about their guests getting to talk and enjoy their time together. They kicked off their reception by starting with their first dance right away. I thought it was so pretty how blue the sky was through the windows at this time of night.
After dinner the dance floor officially opened and the party got going! Some photo booth props may have been stolen and used outside of the booth 🙂 We had to grab a quick selfie with Becky and Kevin of course! I love this following image of Becky’s parents dancing together. They look so happy and had such a good time on that dance floor! We ended our night with Becky and Kevin by taking one last night photo.
Becky and Kevin, thank you two for choosing us to share your day with you! We had a blast getting to know you guys and are so glad we were able to share your day with you 🙂
Thank you to the vendors that helped create an incredible day for Becky and Kevin: Ceremony/Reception Venue: Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL / Wedding Coordinator: Megan with Eagle Ridge / Photography: UnPosed Photography, Galena IL / Florist: Garden Party Florist, Galena IL / Hair & Makeup: Studio One Green Spa and Salon, Galena IL /Bridal Gown: Caroline DeVillo from Nordstrom / Bridesmaids Attire: J. Crew Wedding Store, Chicago IL / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux / Ceremony Musician: Andrew Houy, Galena IL / Entertainment: The After Party, Holy Cross IA / Invitations: Minted.com / Cake: Wedding Day Bakery, Galena IL / Videographer: NightOwls Media, Elgin IL / Officiant: Lydia Quaid, Cedar Rapids IA / Photo Booth: Special Moments Photo Booth, Rockford IL