In the fall of 2018 we did a wedding here in Galena with the sweetest couple (hi Amanda and Kendall!). It was the first time we’d worked with Sammy from River Valley Designs in Savanna, IL and we thought her floral designs for them were gorgeous! When we emailed her Amanda and Kendall’s wedding photos she reached out, said how much she loved our work, and asked if we would be interested in doing a styled shoot with her in 2019. We loved the idea! Actually, we loved it so much we actually ended up doing TWO together last year! This first one took place at Livengoods Barn in Chadwick, IL. We asked Amanda and Kendall to come back and be our models since they owned their wedding attire, and we asked our friend Maggie from Studio One Spa and Salon to do hair and makeup. You guys, this was such a fun day!!!! Getting a group of creatives together to do nothing but focus on creativity was magical.
Maggie started the day by creating a soft romantic hair and makeup look for Amanda to compliment the romance that Sammy was bringing in the floral design.
I just think Amanda is gorgeous! She is one of the kindest people I know and I feel like that kindness just shines from her.
Just look at these gorgeous flowers Sammy designed!!!! And don’t you love the wood of these barn doors?!?! Livengoods Barn has so many beautiful photo opp spots!
I am obsessed with how Sammy designed this arbor! The florals really make an impact and draw your eye. It’s so gorgeous!
Behind the scenes shots! Sammy fixing the bouquet and Maggie making hair adjustments. And Amanda just kept smiling and laughing through it all!
The late afternoon sun at Livengoods Barn is so yummy!!! Aren’t these images magical? I want light like this all the time!
And of course we had to show off the interior of the barn. Don’t these photos just make you want to get married here? If so, let us know! We would LOVE to photograph a wedding here!
Thank you so much Sammy for pulling all of these vendors together for a magical day. We loved every minute! And ya’ll, just wait until you see the magic we created together at Oak Hill!!!!