Oh so lovely! Another wedding at one of my favorite venues: Oliva on the Hill. I keep trying to narrow down the number of images I blog per wedding so it isn’t such an incredibly gigantic daunting task to sort, resize, logo, order, upload, etc…but my couples keep having such beautiful weddings that that goal has become unreachable. My favorite detail from this wedding was the brooch bouquet handmade by the bride and consisting of family brooches, some from friends and family and others from antique shops. I LOVE it.
I also love how much these two love each other. Each of their families was so obviously happy for them and Mike was a wee bit teary eyed through the ceremony. Their theme for the day to friends and fam: We love our ordinary life with you. How perfect is that? On with the photos!
I almost never get to carry a dress outside for a photo! And how about those shoes?!
I love this one. The getting ready photos always have this sort of calm before the storm sort of feel for me. Not to compare a wedding to a storm...more of a whirlwind!
Mike is a fire chief in Belleville and this is his truck. And his girl Angie.
When in Illinois...find a corn field! Hey - I went to high school over there so I am allowed to poke fun. I think corn fields are cool. We went from a corn field to the City Garden...I like the juxtaposition.
The fabulous brooch bouquet. There are no words.
Aged bench at Oliva on the Hill.
Even Mike's boutonniere was a perfectly shaped brooch.
Oliva later in the summer with the wisteria vines filled in.
Every guest had their OWN chocolate gnash covered cake. YUM.
Cute cake topper. Their nicknames for each other may have something to do with bunnies...or so I've heard.