Rustic Chic Galena Wedding, Eagle Ridge Resort

Just a couple of short weeks ago we had the honor of joining the sweetest couple for their beautiful wedding day.  McKenna and Brandon spent over a year planning the most beautiful wedding with the most amazing rustic chic details.  Each part of their day was carefully thought out and planned.  McKenna’s mom also did an incredible job helping them pull together all the details so that the entire day flowed effortlessly.

McKenna and Brandon both stayed at the largest house on Eagle Ridge’s property which was perfect because the guys had the whole basement game floor level to themselves all morning while the girls got ready on the main floor.  McKenna spent the morning hanging out with her girls and had her mom and her maid of honor help her get ready before she met Brandon for their first look.

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While we were taking those, Brandon and Jeff were already on their way to the first look location which was an all new spot for us!  We happened to see it as we were driving around the Territory one day about a week before McKenna and Brandon’s wedding and we knew as soon as we saw it that it would be perfect for them!!!Groom, Groom Alone, Gray Suit, Groom Portrait, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Boutonniere, Groom, Blush Boutonniere, UnPosed Photography

I LOVE how their first look went!!!  The genuine smiles and sheer joy you see on both of their faces was truly priceless!!!!First Look, First Look Reaction, Best First Look, Bride and Groom, Bride, Groom, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort, UnPosed Photography First Look, First Look Reaction, Best First Look, Bride and Groom, Bride, Groom, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort, UnPosed Photography First Look, First Look Reaction, Best First Look, Bride and Groom, Bride, Groom, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort, UnPosed Photography First Look, First Look Reaction, Best First Look, Bride and Groom, Bride, Groom, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort, UnPosed Photography Long Veil, Blowing Veil, Veil Blowing in the wind, Bride and Groom, Bride, Groom, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort, UnPosed Photography Wedding Photo, Wedding Pictures, Bride and Groom on Golf Course, Bride and Groom, Bride, Groom, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort, UnPosed Photography Wedding Photo, Wedding Pictures, Bride and Groom on Golf Course, Bride and Groom, Bride, Groom, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort, UnPosed Photography Wedding Photo, Wedding Pictures, Bride and Groom on Golf Course, Bride and Groom, Bride, Groom, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort, UnPosed Photography They are so perfect together!!!!  Wedding Photo, Wedding Pictures, Bride and Groom on Golf Course, Bride and Groom, Bride, Groom, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort, UnPosed Photography Wedding Photo, Wedding Pictures, Bride and Groom with waterfall, Waterfall Wedding Picture, Bride and Groom, Bride, Groom, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort, UnPosed Photography Bride and Groom, Red Car, Bride and Groom with Red Car, Wedding Couple with Antique Car, Antique Car, Wedding Pictures, Wedding Photos, Bride and Groom, Bride, Groom, Outdoor Wedding, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort, UnPosed PhotographyThen the wedding party met up with us and this group was amazing!!!!  Full of laughs and jokes and so much fun!!!  They made our job incredibly easy naturally doing all sorts of crazy things!

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We wanted to grab just a couple of quick photos of McKenna alone before we left for the ceremony and I’m so glad we did.  I just love how her veil blew around her back and really showed off the beauty of her dress!  Bride, Bridal Portrait, Bride with long veil, Bride in a field, Bridal Photo, Wedding, Wedding Dress, Outdoor Wedding Pictures, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort, UnPosed Photography Blowing Veil, Wedding Dress Detail, Wedding Dress with Illusion Back, Bride, Bridal Portrait, Bride with long veil, Bride in a field, Bridal Photo, Wedding, Wedding Dress, Outdoor Wedding Pictures, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort, UnPosed PhotographyTheir ceremony was sweet from the first moment that Brandon saw McKenna.  We always tell couples that a first look won’t ruin the groom’s reaction when you walk down the aisle.  In fact, in our experience, if you see each other beforehand it usually makes his reaction even better.  Not only did Brandon get very emotional when McKenna walked down that aisle, but even his best man and her bridesmaids were tearing up.   It was just the beginning of a very sweet ceremony.  Rustic Chic Wedding, Lemonade Stand, Wedding Lemonade Stand, Wedding, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Rustic Chic Wedding, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Rustic Chic Wedding, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Rustic Chic Wedding, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Rustic Chic Wedding, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Groom Reaction, Groom Seeing His Bride, Groom Crying, Best Groom Reaction, Rustic Chic Wedding, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Dad giving daughter away, bride hugging dad, Rustic Chic Wedding, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Parents at wedding, Rustic Chic Wedding, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Rustic Chic Wedding, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Rustic Chic Wedding, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Rustic Chic Wedding, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Rustic Chic Wedding, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Rustic Chic Wedding, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Rustic Chic Wedding, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL, UnPosed PhotographyAfter the ceremony we did a few quick photos of the whole wedding party with the kids that walked down the aisle and then McKenna and Brandon snuck away with us for a couple of short minutes to celebrate them officially being husband and wife.  Rustic Chic, Rustic Wedding, Rustic Chic Wedding, Blush and Gray Wedding, Blush Bridesmaid Dress, Wedding Party Pictures, Bridal Party Pictures, Big Wedding Party, Field Wedding Pictures, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort, Eagle Ridge, Galena, UnPosed Photography Bride and Groom, Rustic Wedding, Rustic Chic Wedding, Lemonade Stand, Homemade Lemonade Stand, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena Wedding, UnPosed Photography Bride and Groom, Bride and Groom Portraits, Bride and Groom Pictures, Wedding, Wedding Pictures, Wedding Posing Ideas, Wedding Couple, Bride, Groom, Sunset, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL Wedding, UnPosed Photography Bride and Groom, Bride and Groom Photo, Fun Bride and Groom, Wedding, Wedding Pictures, Wedding Photos, Galena IL, Galena Wedding, Eagle Ridge Resort, UnPosed Photography Bride and Groom, Bride and Groom Photo, Fun Bride and Groom, Wedding, Wedding Pictures, Wedding Photos, Galena IL, Galena Wedding, Eagle Ridge Resort, UnPosed Photography

While I was taking those photos with them, Jeff was upstairs in the ballroom getting pictures of their incredible details!  The rustic chic elements throughout their room blew us away!!!!  The centerpieces and accents done by HandPick’d were just amazing!  I mean, there were real PEACHES in some of the arrangements!!!Rustic Chic, Rustic Chic Wedding Reception, Centerpieces, Rustic Centerpiece Ideas, Birch Tree Centerpiece, Birch Tree Decor, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, UnPosed Photography Rustic Chic, Rustic Chic Wedding Reception, Centerpieces, Rustic Centerpiece Ideas, Birch Tree Centerpiece, Birch Tree Decor, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, UnPosed Photography Rustic Chic, Rustic Chic Wedding Reception, Centerpieces, Rustic Centerpiece Ideas, Birch Tree Centerpiece, Birch Tree Decor, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, UnPosed Photography Rustic Chic, Rustic Chic Wedding Reception, Centerpieces, Rustic Centerpiece Ideas, Birch Tree Centerpiece, Birch Tree Decor, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, UnPosed Photography Rustic Chic, Rustic Chic Wedding Reception, Centerpieces, Rustic Centerpiece Ideas, Birch Tree Centerpiece, Birch Tree Decor, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, UnPosed Photography Rustic Chic, Rustic Chic Wedding Reception, Centerpieces, Rustic Centerpiece Ideas, Birch Tree Centerpiece, Birch Tree Decor, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, UnPosed Photography Rustic Chic, Rustic Chic Wedding Reception, Centerpieces, Rustic Centerpiece Ideas, Birch Tree Centerpiece, Birch Tree Decor, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, UnPosed Photography Windowpane seating chart, rustic seating chart, rustic chic wedding, seating chart, wedding seating chart,  Galena IL, Galena Wedding, UnPosed Photography Wedding Hashtag, Rustic Wedding, Rustic Chic Wedding, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Wedding, UnPosed Photography

The smiles on the faces of these two were infectious and set the tone for what was a truly fun evening for everyone! Eagle Ridge Wedding, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL Wedding, Galena Wedding, UnPosed Photography Eagle Ridge Wedding, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL Wedding, Galena Wedding, UnPosed Photography Eagle Ridge Wedding, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL Wedding, Galena Wedding, UnPosed PhotographyThe sunset that night was too pretty not to take advantage of! Bride and Groom, Bride and Groom Portraits, Bride and Groom Pictures, Wedding, Wedding Pictures, Wedding Posing Ideas, Wedding Couple, Bride, Groom, Sunset, Galena IL, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL Wedding, UnPosed PhotographyThe After Party kept the dance floor hopping all night long!!!Eagle Ridge Wedding, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL Wedding, Galena Wedding, UnPosed Photography Eagle Ridge Wedding, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL Wedding, Galena Wedding, UnPosed Photography Eagle Ridge Wedding, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL Wedding, Galena Wedding, UnPosed Photography Eagle Ridge Wedding, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL Wedding, Galena Wedding, UnPosed Photography Eagle Ridge Wedding, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL Wedding, Galena Wedding, UnPosed Photography Eagle Ridge Wedding, Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL Wedding, Galena Wedding, UnPosed PhotographyJust before we headed out for the night, we did a little mock sparkler exit with McKenna and Brandon.  The story behind this image is pretty hilarious, but far too long for a blog post so you’ll just have to ask us about it next time you see us  🙂  Sparkler Exit, Wedding, Bride and Groom, Galena Wedding, Eagle Ridge Resort, UnPosed Photography

Thank you to the incredible team that came together to make McKenna and Brandon’s wedding day amazing!!!!

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, Galena IL / Wedding Coordinator: Megan Carter with Eagle Ridge / Photography: UnPosed Photography, Galena IL / Florist: HandPick’d Floral, East Dubuque IL / Hair & Makeup:  Stonedrift Spa, Galena IL /Bridal Gown: Lian Carlo Purchased at All Brides Beautiful Boutique, Hudson OH/ Bridesmaids Attire: BHLDN Hitherto dress, Chicago IL/ Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse/ Entertainment: The After Party, Holy Cross IA / Invitations: Crane & Co. Purchased from Yellow Bird Store / Cake:  Wedding Day Bakery, Galena IL /  Favors:  Handmade by the Mother of the Bride / Officiant: Charlie (best friend of the bride and groom)

-c&j-

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