Where do I even begin with Jamie and Tommy? They are both such kind and sweet souls and fit absolutely perfectly together! These two do not know a stranger and it was so apparent on their wedding day based on the amount of love that surrounded them.
We had an enormous threat of rain during Jamie and Tommy’s wedding day. It has been such a wet Spring so far and so we weren’t sure how it might go. However, Jamie kept extremely calm and spent the morning enjoying her time with the girls and taking in the day. One of my favorite stories of Jamie’s day was the letter that her grandmother wrote for her to open on her wedding day before she passed away. It was such a sweet and emotional moment as Jamie anxiously read the encouraging words.
Their ceremony was held at the gorgeous Westminster Presbyterian Church. Tommy lit up with so much joy when he saw his bride for the first time, a moment he was so looking forward to. Jamie and Tommy exchanged rings and pledged their vows in front of all of their friends and family. They had beautiful acoustic music by their close friends during their ceremony. It was absolutely perfect!
Afterwards, we traveled around Springfield to capture their bridal party and so many fun portraits of the newlyweds! One of the coolest spots we stopped at was the swine barn at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Jamie and her family spent so many summers at these barns and it was very important to her to grab a few photos here. Plus it made a pretty awesome and unique backdrop!
Jamie and Tommy’s reception was decorated so beautifully! They had a very chic and romantic feel. Gorgeous florals were on every table and the neutral toned touches were absolutely perfect. Jamie and Tommy threw a huge party and kept the dance floor packed all night! Even with the threat of rain we ended up with a gorgeous evening filled with light and love! Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Bilyeu!
To view their beautiful engagement session, click here!
Thank you to these amazing vendors!
Ceremony Venue: Westminster Presbyterian Church
Reception Venue: Artisans Building
Hair Stylist / Salon: Gabi Randolph / Envy Salon
Make-Up Artist / Salon: Blades
Wedding Designer / Florist: Cassandra Dattoli
DJ / Entertainment: Jimmy Treadwell
Cake / Bakery: Deadly Delicious
Catering: Cured Catering