They have a arrived! We finally have our wedding pictures, and boy howdy are we excited to share them. We know you have been waiting in almost unbearable anticipation (humor us), so we’ll present them in a week-long wedding photo extravaganza! First up: the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.
The wedding was at Blumen Gardens in Sycamore, Illinois. We didn’t know yet, but a light summer storm was a’comin’ on the actual wedding day. But we rehearsed as planned in the outdoor brick courtyard. Above are the ladies of the bridal party: Riley, the flower girl and daughter of Brian’s cousin; Grace, the matron-of-honor; and Megan, the maid-of-honor.
Ours wasn’t the only love blooming that weekend. For little Riley and Bryton, Sarah’s little brother, it was love at first sight. When he wasn’t wooing the flower girl, Bryton helped our photographer, Alex Creswell, out with some documenting of his own.
We had Stephen King as our officiant. No, not that Stephen King. This Stephen King was a friend of Carlie’s, the groom’s sister and best woman. Our Stephen King had a thick, gingery beard and a liking for fine whiskey. Beat that, other Stephen King!
It was a little muggy that day, but our bluegrass band pushed through it and delivered some fun tunes.
After the rehearsal, we all headed to Brian’s parents’ house for a laid-back dinner. I couldn’t have imagined a better way to relax before the big day than with barbecue, beer, hay bales, and cool peeps. Thank you, Tim and Susan, for a hoppin’ good time!
After a little chillin’ in the backyard, we had an impromptu photo-op in the flowery field across the street. Pretty handsome bunch, no?
We imported a few British folk in to be our ushers. It’s just hard to find that level of cuteness in American-made ushers…
Brian’s parents also had a custom cake made with our wedding logo!
It was a wonderful start to our wedding weekend. Tune in tomorrow for photos from the big day! And for friends and family who want to order prints, we’ll share the high-res photos with you soon.